After having pinned a big board full of snail mail inspiration, trying out swapbot for a while, and having sent off some letters to people I know, it felt like time for something new. Largely because I knew that what I wanted was a penpal, and for all that I enjoyed sending notes and surprises to some of my friends replies were sparse.
I’d been keeping up with Penpal of the Week for some time, and figured I’d take the opportunity to write to someone from there.
With summer still strong I decided to use greens and yellows. To contrast those soft colours I used stark blacks and whites. And for no other reason than a general fondness I mixed it all up with a bunch of kraft coloured papers I found in an old notebook.
I had a really fun time putting this together, and quickly decided that I wanted to include a lot of small tidbits and separate notes. Part of that was the small circular tag. I’m in love with the vintage stamps I used for this, and especially like the way they look on textured cardstock.
Writing to a new person who you really don’t know is always hard, but thanks to the generally quite extensive ads that people send to Julie at Penpal of the Week it becomes easier.
I wrapped this little package for Crystal up in a nice little dotted ribbon before putting it in the envelope.
I also used one of my wax seals as a final touch. Since it would be going through the mail (internationally at that) I made sure to use the flexible wax – that way, you don’t have to worry about it cracking and breaking before it reaches it’s recipient!
Unfortunately, due to no reply despite a few months having passed, I have to assume that Crystal decided that I wasn’t the pen pal she was looking for. Nonetheless, I was happy with the effort I put into this little starter package.