Snail Mail

May 2017 – Outgoing Mail

     Hey everyone, how’s it going? Hope you’re all doing well.

     It’s time to showcase my outgoing mail from May. Thankfully I sent off quite a lot of mail at the start of the month as being sick for a solid three weeks left me very unmotivated to respond to mail! I’m quite happy with the mail I did send out though – I think I did pretty well with matching stamps to decor!

     First up is this red riding hood letter set which is a La Papierre one I had in my stash. The envelope already matched the paper so I didn’t have to decorate it but I still needed to find a stamp to match and I think the black, red and gold Yeats and Noh theatre stamp did the perfect job, don’t you think?

     Again, even if using a pre-decorated envelope as in the case below, finding a matching stamp is important to me! I didn’t have any suitable red flower stamps though so a red shop front had to do, but it is a shop front from one of my favourite stores in Cork, Vibes and Scribes!

     For this envelope that I sent off to Italy, I used some blue washi tapes to decorate it. I’ve had this blue teapot tape for a while now and even though I love it, I haven’t used it too much so I was making an effort to do something with it. I do like how it came out – nice and bright! I was a bit stuck when it came to matching stamps though, I didn’t have any that matched the theme and these were the only blue ones I had.

     This next envelope is my favourite I think and it went off to Keely in America. I wanted to use the Yeats stamp again but this time decorate the envelope myself. Finding a tape to match was tricky but when I was about to lose hope, I remembered this role of washi tape that I’d gotten from IKEA which also matched the sticky labels I’d gotten from IKEA as well. I had originally planned on a theme to match the vintage map notecard I sent but it ended up with a bit of an Art Deco theme instead – not that I’m complaining!

     The last envelope I have to show you is another washi tape decorated one (kind of my theme for May!). I absolutely love these wood themed washi tapes from Docrafts:

     And here are close ups for all the stamps I used last month:

     Which is your favourite envelope and stamp? If you’re a snail mailer, how important for you is it to match the stamp to the envelope?


22 thoughts on “May 2017 – Outgoing Mail

    1. That can happen. I’ve had a number of pen pals stop writing to me. It sucks and often hard to know at first if it’s because of mailing issues or because they just don’t want to write letters anymore.

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    2. You should check out some swaps on swap-bot. There’s often swaps for decorating envelopes and making art and because they’re once off swaps, people don’t tend to flake. If you’re lucky, you might even be able to find someone willing to become a more long term pen pal 🙂


    1. The Noh stamp, ya that’s one of my favourites! (I mean, a stamp combining Irish poetry with Japanese culture, what could be better, those are two of my favourite things! XD)

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    1. Thanks! Yup, that is Peter Rabbit paper, isn’t it just lovely! Wish I was in the UK because then I’d have been able to use Peter Rabbit stamp to match the stationery! xD

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