This is the cover of my pen pal project book. I will be collecting the [snail] mail goodness in here. I created a 9 x11.5 chipboard album held together with book rings. Each pen pal, I have 6 so far has their own section with a envie tab and page protectors that contain their goodies. I can simply slip in the [snail] mail, whatever it be, a drawing, letter, card or postcard. This way it only takes a snap and I can go back through and smile at the little [snail] mail beauties!
A little more about the cover. I wanted to have a bit of lace adorning it, attaching it with staples for a more [snail] mail like feel. In one of those crafting accidents I stapled my finger...TWICE! Actually bled onto the vintage lace. I guess that's one way to dye lace! Wounded and sporting a band-aid I decided to sew the lace on- with safety being a top priority. Note: Only two fingers were hurt in the making of this album...so far. I have been enjoying practicing my handwriting along with Heidi's Love Your Handwriting book. *Will updade with the source of the mailing label printout.
Each section has a paper source envie that I will be storing items I want to mail to my special pen pals. I attached the stories I was told about my pen pals excitement to participate. 'Courtney: Do you want to be pen pals with Lindsey? Scott: What's a penpal? Courtney: It's where she mails you stuff. Scott: Ooh, like when she mailed me a Nintendo DS game!? Courtney: No, just mail.'
'Tammi: Do you want to be pen pals with Lindsey? Makenna: YES!!...What's a pen pal?'
This was the first letter/acceptance back. It melted my heart. I LOVE IT! Thank you Marta for the inspiration to star' this project and making this letter possible.
For the love of photos, a memory that they have chose to share with you. Much appreciated.
Alright, now I think I need an old fashioned typewriter to type up my very own pen pal letters. The look of a typewriter, the sound, the font. Note: Find typewriter that looks cool and works.
Ah, postcards. I love to travel. And the next best thing to travelling somewhere yourself is receiving a postcard from someone who has been travelling! So exciting to see a snipit of their adventure.
Thanks for looking! Hope you feel moved to feed someone else's [snail] mailbox.