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Tuesday, 13 May 2014

'It's in the Mail' at Try it on Tuesday

Hi folks, yes It's in the Mail' and that's the challenge this fortnight over at Try it on Tuesday, where you will see we have some new Design Team members, so please pop over and and say 'hello'
I decided to make my little envelope and used papers from the Madam Payraud collection, which of course had to have a little distressing with Frayed Burlap.  My envelope started out as a strip of black card  29.5 x 8 cm.  I scored 5.5cm in from one side, cut the sides to make a flap, and then at 11.5cm in  from the other edge.  Used a Nesti circle to cut a 1/2 circle, before gluing the sides.

I made a little' address label' with some little element stamps from Crafty Individuals

And all tied up with some dyed string.

I am entering this at:
   All Crafts challenge - Anything but cards
  Crafting Musketeers - Anything but Square
  Moo-mania & More - Mail

My very talented teamies have some wonderful inspiration for this challenge, so please pop over to the main blog to take a look.

Avril xx


Mrs A. said...

I love the aged look of your envelope and the fastening for it.
Reminds me of the old envelopes they used in Lawyers offices.
Hugs Mrs A.

Judith said...

What a great idea Avril - you just reminded me that I bought those papers over at Boundry Mill before I went on holiday - all I have to do is find them lol - love the distressed look of this hugs Judith x

Margik said...

Really I Love this fabulous envelope. I like the fantastic design and the stamps of label.

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful piece! Hugs, Valerie

Rita said...

Good Morning Avril. I love this envelope and you have made it so special and given it a vintage look. I have those papers but not got around to using them. Hugs Rita xx

Meggymay said...

Fantastic envelope Avril, super papers as well.
Yvonne x

chrissies said...

Wonderful envelope and tag with beautiful paper designs

Chrissie x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just a gorgeous idea. A fabulous piece of art. Love the binding.

sally said...

Lovely MAIL ! I need to make some envelopes for sending some small bits of happy mail so I might pinch the shape idea :-)


Terry said...

What a vintage beauty this is, Avril! I just love the mail envelope you have created. Hope you are having a wonderful week. Hugs!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

A great envelope with great stamping on it Avril...a real treasure!!
Kind regards, Alie :-)

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for Crafting Musketeers challenge 13: anything but square, Hazel, DT Crafting Musketeers x

danisart said...

Love this fabulous envelope

Annie said...

Hi Avril......I love the design of your mail envelope and I adore those MP papers.....they are stunning.

TFS and best wishes
Annie x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Thank you for joining us!

Linda said...

Hi Avril,
Love your little envelope, great design and the papers give it a nice vintage feel too. xx

Becky said...

Love the envelope and tag.
Becky x

Deborah Adams said...

What a wonderful little envelope. I like the black cardstock with the dp you used. :D
Thank you for joining us at All Crafts Challenge.
Deborah ACC DT

butterfly said...

Beautiful use of the papers, and such a lovely vintage piece of mail art - love it, Avril!
Alison xx

Bee and Dee said...

Love this you have used my favourite papers and the construction is great, think I will try this out, hugs Bee

Nikki Acton said...

Gorgeous vintage project Avril! Nikki xx

Fran said...

Gorgeous card, thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers this month , Fran (DT) xxx