Friday, 26 February 2021

Snail Mail

 There's nothing like having something different to play with for boosting the mojo and I've received another class in the post from Stacey Marsh.  This time we are using elements from the Snail Mail designs with the usual generous pieces of designer papers, card etc with which to make up the cards Stacey has designed.  Couldn't wait to have a play so I've fussy cut one of the snails, a couple of toadstools and have added a few bits and pieces of my own to produce a card.  Background paper is from the kit and I knew that I had some 'postage stamp' style dies from way, way back so these were dug out and I cut some 'stamp' layers.  Also remembered that I should have a punch (again from way back, before die cutting was available to us) which will make small envelopes.  Success - I'd not given that punch away so I made two envelopes, one open with a 'letter' and one closed with a heart.  Two of the toadstools were fussy cut from the DSP and two were die cut.  A birthday greeting was added along with a scattering of pink gems and that's it - my first Snail Mail card made.  Now I must get onto making the cards in the class.

Snail, toadstools etc - fussy cut from Snail Mail DSP, Stampin' Up
Sentiment - Stamp and die from Art Gallery set Stampin' Up
Red Toadstools - from Sizzix die set Funky Foliage
Envelopes - punch which I've  had for many years
Layers - 'stamp' die set from Spellbinders, years old


  1. I love it.

  2. Great card Val...looking forward to cutting some snails out tomorrow...your little envelope is perfect


  3. Cute and so fun with the itty bitty envelope and red heart and I love those googlie eys :)

  4. Such a gorgeous card Val, the stamp shaped dies are perfect for the snail mail theme.

    Sue xx

  5. Fabulous card, Val. When I read about your envelope punch, it brought back memories of an envelope die a bought, or thought I bought many years ago. It was in the days when the only dies available were the thick red/yellow/green Sizzix ones. Sure enough, when I blew the dust of my old dies, there was the envelope one! Thanks for the inspiration to use it. xx

  6. Love your fantastic card Val. Hugs Rita xxx

  7. Love it, I’ve been fussy cutting mushrooms from that paper!