It's day 5 of Going Postal 2012, which was meant to be the final day ...
- but I've still got to fit in the new posty themed Plundered Pages I'm adding to the shop today;
- plus I'll need to announce the winner of the giveaway which closes on Sunday. So go enter if you haven't already!
Thank you to all those who've managed to grab time and contribute a mail themed item so far, they're all safely pinned to the Pinterest board [there's even another giveaway on there which closes on Sunday too - from Bernice's blog, so if you're interested in free loveliness she has some lovely stamps + things up for grabs!]
Now let's move on to yet another project in what's rapidly turning into a '100 Things To Do with Security Envelopes'! It's the card I made James for his recent birthday:
Seriously though ... that paper could easily be part of a current Hambly or Studio Calico paper range, don't you think? And yet here it is, landing on my doormat, free of charge [unless of course the envelope had a bill inside ... and even then I guess wrapping it in cool paper serves to sweetens the pill a little!
I bought this particular stamp because:
- [a] It's an alphabet. Enough said. Alphabets rule! and ...
- [b] it reminded me of computer screens you see in films like War Games, Tron or The Matrix and thought it could work equally well on cards for men - as well as for typography freaks;
- [c] it's an alphabet ... have I mentioned that already?
Here's a breakdown of the additional bits + bobs on this card - in case it helps you next time you're stuck for something to add that extra something while keeping the overall feel masculine:
- polka dot paper/washi tape;
- baker's twine;
- a few gems and pearls and even a hair grip ... but they're in black ... so that's OK!;
- a snippet of mesh;
- a star - the male equivalent of the heart/flower!
- and an X-Cut Postage Stamp die-cut [because, just when we thought we couldn't love postal themed things more ... they're unisex too!]:
OK, I'll stop now before this gets out of hand and mutates from '100 Things To Do with Security Envelopes' into ... 'Men's Cards Made Easy' ...
See you tomorrow.