Saturday, February 12, 2011

Envelope swap

Remember the other day when I showed the front and back of my first set of decorated envelopes?


Here is the front of the second set. Yep, I finally found my hearts. They were with the rest of the pieces I was going to add to the envelope, but they had been flattened so well, I didn't realize they were in the container I used to save all the pieces I set aside to use for these.


This is the back of the second set. These envelopes are about 8 X 10 and are quite heavy.

Materials for this project include napkins, candy holders, a colored phone book page, "kisses" strips, an address label colored with Twinkling H2Os, and hand painted paper left over from the other envelope set.

14 thoughtful remarks:

PaperPumpkin said...

Just gorgeous!

Healing Woman said...

I love them. You are inspiring me to go back and create more of the ones I do. Who wouldn't be excited when they opened their mailbox to those treasures.

Speaking of mailboxes...I just looked back over your OWOH "door prizes" I really would love to open my mailbox to those gorgeous pieces of artwork! You have totally outdone yourself!

Warm wishes for the weekend.

Cheryl

see you there! said...

What fun someone is going to have when they go to their mailbox. Once in awhile I decorate an env. but usually I'm running late with whatever I'm mailing and just anxious to get a stamp on it, LOL! I should do some envy's ahead of time.

Darla

Dianne said...

These are too cool! I started decorating envelopes too... It's fun!

Marilyn Rock said...

Love your mail art Elizabeth - beautiful! xxoo

Tess said...

I love these. Isn't it fun altering envelopes? I find it to be a no-brainer activity. I don't plan anything out I just do and have so much fun seeing what comes of it. I wish I had taken a scan of the valentine card I sent my dughter. The envolpe was fully decorated with stickers, doodles and highlighter pens. Just a quick break time at work that left me with a fun addition to her valentine and the mail carrier should love it too.

elle said...

Oh, these are SO nice. I need to be making these. Great job, Elizabeth!

olive said...

ooohhh wish one was winging its way to me over the sea!!!! they are fabby Elizabeth. I do like to do something on my envelopes when sending them out. When I used to write from the States to my friends back in UK I always tried to put something funny on the front 'specially for the postman to read....... hugs xxxx

Carola Bartz said...

This is simply beautiful! I would love to find an envelope like this in my mailbox.

missy k said...

If only all mail looked like this.... even bills it would be so nice :)

Karen

Yvonne said...

These are lovely. Anyone would be thrilled to get snail mail in these. I think handwritten letters are almost a thing of the past and maybe decorated envelopes will get everyone interested again more.

Terri Kahrs said...

The recipients of these beauties is going are going to be very lucky, indeed! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Faerie Moon Creations said...

The envelopes are fabulous! They really give meaning to the phrase "happy mail." Who wouldn't love to receive something pretty in one of these? Theresa :)

Steph said...

altered envelopes sounds fun!!! happy day to you Dear E!!