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Happy Mail!

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Hi there Magpies, Philippa back with you today sharing two more projects using the Horizon collection by Paige Evans for Pink Paislee. My first layout documents a recent Happy Mail swap I took part in, Paper 22 was perfect!

I started by fussy cutting all the little envelopes and postage stamps. Initially I chose a dark blue cardstock background but it wasn’t working for me so I swapped to a white background mounted on a sheet of Paper 11

I added some handwriting on a few of the cards for realism!!

A friend took the photo of me dropping my envelope into the postbox much to the amusement of passers by I’m sure! I liked the idea of my colourful decorated envelope being tossed around in the system so I chose to position the little envelopes and stamps cascading down the page. I layered my photo on paper from the 6×8 Paper Pad and added some tags and red and white thread.

The word Happy and the suitcase stack came from theChipboard Phrase and Icon sheet. I love how Paige’s collections all work together and I found the pens and pencils on Paper 6 of her Whimsical collection. A few splatters and my layout was complete! I loved taking part in the Happy Mail swap and in return I received a gorgeous package of handmade bits and pieces from the person I was matched with.

For my second project I decided to make a few cards with some left over bits and pieces. It really brightens my day when I receive a card through the post, sent to me for no other reason than that one of my friends thought it would be a nice thing to do.

I started my adding some water colour stripes to my blank cards in colours complementing the Horizon collection. I then matched a few ephemera die cuts that were left over from other projects.

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I added three flower stamps on each card using Distress Oxide inks and a stamp from the Horizon stamp set

I chose to cut around the flowers and then added various embellishments, mindful that they would be going to be sent in the post and I didn’t want them squashed! They were simple and easy to make and ideal for quick notes to friends.

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Some of the items I’ve used are currently out of stock but hopefully they will be restocked in the future.

I’ll be back next month with more ideas using a new collection!

Until then Happy Scrapping!

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