Last month, I decided to send out a few Happy Mail cards and packages to friends and family for the Easter holiday. Then a few days ago, happy mail arrived for me! What a fun and welcome surprise. My friend, Val, found a quilt kit she thought I might like, complete with all the fabrics needed in just the colors I enjoy. The huge paper pattern shows placement of the appliques, which will be raw edge fusible.
A closer look, the pattern is on the left, pretty flowers and a birdhouse with two birds. It looks like a fun project, and I just need to get a bit farther ahead on the Row Along before I can start this one.
She also sent chocolate, and this is my new obsession. I’ve been looking casually while at the store, but nowadays you cannot linger in the aisles. This is a dark chocolate cookie and mint creme covered in dark chocolate. Yum!! It didn’t last 2 minutes once I found it in the box, LOL!
I thought it was time to do a few more cards to send. Last month, I gave a link for these adorable Free Printables from Impression Obsession. The printables are full page size. I imported them into a word processing document and resized them smaller for use on cards. Two sheets were printed out with a variety of motifs.
On Sunday, while watching a classic football game, I colored in the motifs. Yes, I am so desperate for sports on Sunday that I’ll watch a game from 2002!!
I used a riot of colors, making them bright and happy.
Then, each one was cut out. I framed this one in dark purple, and mounted it with a fun floral print for accent on a bright yellow card.
Inside, another motif that completes the sentiment. We are all in this together!
I used that same motif on the front of another card.
Then, this hilarious Conversation Therapy stamp inside. So true!!
Bright colors bring cheer with a fun polka dot paper accent.
Hopefully, my cousin is safe at home.
This rabbit is just so cute, with his cute message.
So, four cards done and mailed. I hope they bring encouragement and a ray of sunshine.
More happy mail for me!!! A package from Kathy, who thought I might like to try quilling. My Sweet Babboo was reading recently that learning new creative things using your hands helps keep your brain functioning. So, I’ll give this a whirl (a whirl, get it? LOL!!!! Couldn’t resist).
I made a few more cards with the insides blank so I’ll have something to send later. I’ll decide what to put inside when I’m ready to send them.
Have you sent or received any happy mail recently? Do you have something new to try at home?
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