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Thursday, May 8, 2014

A Quickie!

I've been hanging out in my new and improved studio a lot lately.....
just having fun with paper.

I knew I had been saving that circus paper for something but I didn't know for what. As soon as I bought my circus stamps I knew -- envelopes!

I wanted to cut up some circus animals to put "behind the bars" but I couldn't find any. I now, that  is hard to believe with all the ephemera I have sitting around...

They turned out quite nicely, don't you think? I wouldn't mind getting an envelope like this in the mail.


OUTGOING MAIL

OUTGOING MAIL

OUTGOING MAIL

OUTGOING BOOKLET
I just love making little booklets....I hope the person who gets this one enjoys it.


OUTGOING BOOKLET

OUTGOING MAIL

I can cut and paste and make envelopes and look up Mr Zip too! OK, I get a little distracted once in a while. But I do get a lot done.

Just remember --
YOU'VE GOT TO SEND GOOD MAIL TO GET GOOD MAIL

You already know that, right?
So now that you've seen what I've been up to this week in the studio (well, some of it) why don't you tell me what you have been up to?
Tomorrow is a mail art play day -- details to follow!

29 comments:

  1. Nice quickie, PG! Great envelopes! oxoxo

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    1. thanks, sallyw, and I heard a rumor you are making things with those circus stamps too.....

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  2. Oh, of course I like the booklet you're sending me! I always do!! What am I doing? I sent out 15 mail art packs this week!!!! To you too, greedy...!!

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    1. vizma -- you vixen -- that booklet isn't for you but if you are very good I might make you one.....actually if you sent out 15 art packs including one to me I guess you are being very good...

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    1. Thanks so much -- and always nice to see someone new commenting. Thanks for stopping by the blog.

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  4. Love the envelopes and the booklet! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I'd love to see some envelope making tips or a tutorial, if you are so inclined :) Thanks for your blog! It is a delight :)

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    1. AES -- I did an envelope tutorial quite a while ago and if you put that into the blog's search box you will find it. The way I do it is is super easy -- no measuring, just a tri-fold. Works every time! Thanks for the very nice comment. Happy to see you here!

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  6. What great mail art! Yours is always the best. Burning question: do you wash your rubber stamps after you use them?? Have a great weekend, my friend. Hugs.

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    1. Connie Rose -- someone asked about that is comments from the last post -- maybe i should do a rubber stamp post? And no -- i don't wash the stamps but a good friend of mine always cleans her stamps after each use with a damp paper towel. I think I interview some of my friends about stamp cleaning and do a post. (Peggy--are you reading this?)

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    2. I try to be good about washing my stamps but sometimew it feels like it can get in the way of being on a creative roll. I've found some postal-themed stamps at thrift stores over the years that were obviously never washed but very well-loved and they're still perfectly fine. Do you think it matters one way or another in regards to washing them???

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  7. lovely little booklet you've got there. yesterday I sorted through my inbox (which I have been avoiding because it's radiating guilt and good intentions gone astray). I now have a list of FIFTY people I want to reply to. How do the days slip by like that? Perhaps this will kick my into high gear.

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    1. Karen -- I feel a little crazy when i owe people so much mail so I know the feeling. Unfortunately it gets to a point where too many folks want to trade with me (you?) and I can only humanly do so much. Maybe you could make an edition" like a zine and send it to everyone?

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  8. Not a circus fan, but this paper is charming....as is mail bonding, lol. Love your booklet. xox

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    1. I don't like the circus either but I love the stamps of the circus posters. i hate clowns too.

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  9. pamela, super swooning as ever. always inspiring to catch glimpses of your mail storms! i too rustled up a good bit of postal dust today in the study. too blustery in garden and so the desks got a turn!! thanks for sharing the magic you make! xo

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    1. miss polly -- glad to hear you were doing some mail art along with your garden magic.

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  10. looks like you need to get yourself some vintage circus wagon stamps to seal the deal!

    http://www.ebay.com/bhp/5-cent-circus-stamp

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    1. Good idea! i like the whole theme.....

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  11. I really like how you used the paper money on an envelope...why didn't I think of that? I'll be "borrowing" that idea very soon!

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    1. Ok, Andria -- borrow my idea and let's see what you do!

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  12. I am becoming obsessed with those Vintage Circus Stamps! I can't believe you had vintage circus paper for envies.
    I got caught up on several of your posts and loved the Mr. Zip book! Delicious illustrations.
    I got a Keurig with milk frother for my anniversary present - I am crafting some wicked cappuccinos now. You would approve!

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    1. chandleguera -- hummmmmm cappuccino.....that sounds yummy/ Glad you have enjoyed catching up on the blog. And yes...I had circus paper...that's is why I hate to throw anything away. You never know when I might need it!

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