One of the most fun-parts of Snailmail & Penpalling is definitely sending & receiving beautifully decorated, colorful envelopes … you open your Mailbox and inbetween all those plain white Letters with Billds & boring stuff you spot this ONE Letter which just makes you happy & which puts a smile on your face … gotta love that 🙂 So I sat down yesterday and prepared a bunch of colorful gelliprinted envelopes – I like to have a bunch of envelopes handy so I can just grab one when needed – then just add the Address & add some Doodles and off it goes … 🙂
I have recorded the Process on Video, so if you like you can watch a little Tutorial (not on the Gelliprinting since I already did a Video on that – I’m fast forwarding trough that part) on making those cute Envelopes with your Envelope Punch Board … (again if you’re in my App viewing this next you will not see the embedded Video – in this case please switch to the “Videos” tab in the bottom menu and watch the video there) …
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Another thing I’d like to addresse …
Some of you asked on Instagram where / how to find penpals or people to swap Happymail with?!?
There are many sources for finding Penpals / Swaps you can join … some of my favourites are:
You can join Swapbot – it’s a great System & Community with all different sorts of Swaps – swaps of large Parcels stuffed with Goodies, themed Swaps, Penpal Swaps, Art Swaps for ATCs etc. – it’s really a great starting-point!
It also has a great rating-system to make sure you’ll enjoy the swapping-process and to kind of sort out bad swappers … makes it a really great experience and so far I’ve never been flakes with swaps there *fingers_crossed* …
Snailmail- & Mailart-Groups on Facebook
On Facebook there are many Snailmail- & Mailart-Groups where you can join and then look for some Penpals / Swap Partners … but be a little careful there I’d suggest – in some of those large Penpal Groups a lot of “strange people” sneak around … I would suggest joining one of those small, fun groups of Ladies who are also into artsy happymail like this ones:
just search hashtags like #penpalswanted #happymail #mailartswaps on Instagram – first of all you’ll get lots and lots of inspirations and if you like a persons style and would like to become penpals / swap with the person – just ask 🙂 Sometimes you will hear that they don’t take on new penpals – but don’t let this get you down – there are many out there who will be happy to start exchanging happymail with you 🙂
Looking for some more Inspiration for Happymail & artsy Snailmail? I got some more fun Links for you …
Snail-Mail.nl (it’s in dutch but just use the Browser translation tool)