Since these are starting to arrive and are no longer secret, I’m going to share a little “commemorative gift” I’ve been making and am currently finishing for each member participating in the Happy Mail Craftalong (are you?).
I ordered the cute mailbox stamp from Etsy specifically for this project. I’m learning that either I need more practice stamping with the more detailed stamps (probably true) and/or they don’t stamp as deep as the letters. I had trouble filling them with the black ink.
Close up of one:
I put them all in a pile, then using a book of patterned paper I’ve had in stash for ages, I chose mail themed pages and used my envelope maker to make envelopes. I played with dimensions as the size I needed was smaller than suggested sizss on the We R Memory Keepers maker I have.
In order to be as random as I could, I started going down my Happy Mail list using own secret system, marking who I have sent a gift to, chose a card from my card stash, and randomly picked a charm.
These can be many things: a necklace, bracelet charm, stitch marker, zip pull, so much more! I’d love to see what you do with yours!
I hope you enjoy them and please share!
(Posting in jewelry because it’s a charm.)
Edit: Hobby Lobby has both the ImpressArt and Jewelry Shoppe brands of stamp blanks on sale last week. I tried both, but as suspected, the JS brand was a harder metal and not easy to stamp. I will not use it. From my research, you need specific metal stamps that are “graded” for heavier metals to successfully stamp them and moreso from damaging the stamp.