Monthly Mail Art – February 2017

Mail Art

Hello all! Kristina here with another installment of Monthly Mail Art, this time for February 2017. :)

I decided to keep this envelope fairly simple with a stamped design from Waffle Flower’s Enveloper Little Birdie stamp set. Because I stamped it on a metallic envelope, which has a slight coating on it, I knew the stamping ink likely wouldn’t dry on the surface (or would take an extremely long time to day). So I decided to add some clear embossing powder on top and heat set it to seal in the black ink.

Mail art

I added color to the image using Distress Markers in Mowed Lawn, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, and Ripe Persimmon. The also stamped the recipient’s name in WPlus9’s Whimsy Alpha stamps and clear embossed those as well.

To protect the envelope, I slipped it inside a clear sleeve. I made to sure to add the postage stamps to the outside of the plastic sleeve (the post office has to be able to cancel the stamps so they have to be on the outside). Also, because the clear sleeve is reflective, the envelope is non-machinable and requires extra postage. Usually an extra $0.21 is all that is required.

For more details on mailing fun envelopes and mail art, I found two great blog posts from Lindsey at The Postman’s Knock, and Mary from Uncostumary. Both of those blog posts have great tips for making sure your mail art arrives to its destination.

See you next month! :)






  1. I love sending decorated envelopes – yours is just beautiful! One year I sent my Christmas cards in clear envelopes and the post office machines mangled some of them and a few people got an empty envelope and some, nothing at all! Just a word of caution….

  2. Beautiful envelope!! I’d keep the envelope as well, it’s so pretty. Thanks for all the tips. Didn’t know that if it’s shiny you have to add more postage, thanks for letting us know that!! I also like the idea of putting it in the cello bag to protect it, after all that hard work, I want to protect the envelope too! Thanks for sharing .

  3. Wow what a way to brighten someone’s day with this cheerful envelope. Thanks for the mailing tips as well as the links for more tips.. Have a wonderful day Girl!!!!

  4. So beautiful Kristina. Your recipients would be so careful when opening. Just to save this wonderful piece of artwork. Thanks so much for sharing.

  5. Hello! I’ve watched a couple other videos you have made about decorating the envelopes for your cards and they are all wonderful. How special must the recipient feel when getting this card! The envelope is so beautiful, who needs a card–LOL?! Thank you so much for sharing the inspiration and techniques!

  6. Great idea for decorating envelopes! I have to admit it is a big enough job for me right now just to make the cards, but I hope to venture into envelopes someday!

  7. Love your beautiful wildflowers!! Inspired by you, I recently started to add (basic) stamping to my envelopes & hopefully can work up to your creative designs. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Wow what a great way to send a card – I bet the recipient will want to keep the beautiful envelope as well as the card!!!- thanks for the inspiration:)

  9. Woow , another beautiful mail art. The information on th those two blogs are very useful I am glad that I took time to read that.TFS.lots of loveach. You’re doing a great work.

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