Friday, October 26, 2018

Cat Lovers Hop 7 - Flat Mail Envelope

Hi, everyone!  This is the seventh post of my blog blast of cat-themed projects for the Cat Lovers Hop!  A special thank you to Janis at Her Peaceful Garden for hosting this wonderful event to celebrate our love of kitties!  The hop runs until tomorrow so there is still time for you to join in the fun!  I'm excited to be joining this hop for the fourth year!  For an update on my husband's health, please see my first post here.


In May I made some happy mail / flat mail for one of my cat-loving blog friends (you know who you are!).  I watched a YouTube tutorial to create the flat mail envelope, which measures about 8 1/4 inches by 5 1/4 inches.  The idea of flat mail is to keep the envelope flat and within the size and weight range for international mail to save on postage costs.


The precious kitty face image is a digital from Free Pretty Things for You, which I fussy-cut.  I made a gathered crepe paper strip and added a border die-cut (MFT Squiggle Border), a gold doily die-cut, a doily from my stash, and some punched butterflies with gems. The tiny tickets were fussy-cut from a My Minds Eye paper pad, and the little blue kitty rectangle is a small magnetic bookmark that I made.  The double-sided patterned paper is from K and Company, and I outlined the entire envelope with a gold paint marker.

I also decorated the back.  The precious kitties are a digital from Free Pretty Things for You, which I fussy-cut and layered on a blue doily from my stash.


I would also like to support the following challenges:  Butterfly Challenge Spin the Butterfly Wheel with the Letter G (Gold, Glitter, Gems plus Butterflies) 3/3; Crafts Galore Encore October AG 3/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper October UE; Hiding in my Craft Room Freestyle 3/3; Just Keep on Creating AG UE; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 4/5 wk1

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Thank you for looking at my happy mail / flat mail envelope! Wishing you a joyful day and Happy Hopping!

25 comments:

D.Ann C said...

I am not a digital person, but with these images, I could become one. PRECIOUS!! Love your magnetic bookmark, too!

Suzanne Harkinson said...

This is to pretty to send in the mail! Great work.

Becca Yahrling said...

So many purrfectly wonderful elements on this one. It's gorgeous!

NanaConnie said...

Love, love, LOVE it, Kitty! Great paper choice for the background and darling kitty toppers on both sides.

Arianna Barbara said...

Awww!!! Everyone would love to receive snail mail from you! This envelope is adorable!!!

scrAPpamondo said...

How fabulous mail!!! Love al the details and the images on the front and the back!! The pink crepe paper looks great and I can see the coordinate tag peeking out from the envelope!! Delicious!!!

DonnaMundinger said...

EEEK! Those cute kitties have the vintage look of cards I received as a child and the details are absolutely gorgeous! xxD

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful kitty designed flat mail envelope.

Mrs A. said...

Just adorable. Each of your envelopes are totally unique . Love the kitty images. Thankyou for spinning the butterfly wheel again this week. Hugs Mrs A.

mandysea said...

This envelope looks very vintage... shabby chic. Cute little kitty!

Susan Renshaw said...

Gorgeous combination of elements!

Carole said...

Adorable happy mail envelope - Kitty, you have the cutest vintage kitten images! Love the pleated crepe paper frill - it looks fabulous with the baby blue border strip. x

Karenladd said...

This is so sweet and I love the vintage kittens! More of that beautiful ruffled crepe paper add to the delicate look!

Lisa Lynn said...

This is purrfect with the cute cat images.

Fikreta said...

This one is my favorite :D
Its hanging in my craftrom.
its so very pretty!
hugs

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Claudia Martins said...

Such a beautiful project.Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” October Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again next month!
Hugs!! Claudia - DT

KT Fit Kitty said...

It's a hop but I'm not sure if I'm supposed to comment on my own entries. Oh well! I love how this turned out!

Vivian Foo said...

So cute and sweet.

Char K said...

great vintage projects!

Sue D said...

So pretty on the front and back. I like the touch of gold.

Donna said...

So sweet front and back, glad you made Mrs. A's butterfly challenge!

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for entering our CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for October and good luck!
Monica - DT

suzARTe said...

This is very pretty, I love the cute cat images and the patterned paper is lovely.
Thanks so much for sharing your creation at the

October 2018 Anything goes link-up at Just Keep On Creating.

Janis said...

I had not heard of "flat mail" before, but it makes sooooooo much "cents"!! lol... It would be a challenge to keep it flat enough to fit the criteria. Love all the pretty details you used in yours. The gold on the edges is subtle, but it adds a lot!
Thank you for being a part of the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop!!!
<3 J

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