This month's challenge at A Monthly Challenge is to think small. Our little creations are not to be larger than 4"x4". That's a fun size to play with. I made coin envelopes. They measure 4"X3".
The one on the left is made with a scrapbook paper then decorated with torn tracing paper and a bit /of Washi tape. The one on the right is made with a craft paper and decorated with Washi tapes.
They are such fun little envelopes to make.
Recently I found a new blog to check in on called The Lost Art of Letter Writing...Revived. In November Pemela had challenged her readers to make an Autumn Matchbox. After reading a few of Pam's posts, I felt strongly compelled to write a letter to her. That must mean her blog is working. It can't just be that I like mail art. I didn't want to make a matchbox and I certainly didn't want to deal with mail it to arrive not crushed. So I made little envelopes for her in the theme of postal/letter writing.
I put the two tiny envelopes inside the coin envelope. The smallest envelope measures 1-7/8" X 1-1/4". Pretty tiny and so adorable. I also made her card using a Jane Austen library card and a clip art of a writer with a fun ink well hat with her quills handy and note paper streamers.
Then I wrote the letter. While working on the envelopes and card, I kept wondering what to write to someone I don't know. Well, surprisingly, I didn't have any problem finding some words to write. With email so handy and instant these days, I don't have any "real" stationery on hand. So I took sheets from note pads and just kept Washi taping them together. This was a really fun project.
The library card is from a boxed set I found at Barnes & Noble. They are copies of real library cards from the Library of Congress.