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Video: Mail It Monday Celebration!

by Emily Midgett September 16, 2019 20 Comments

Hi there! Emily Midgett here with you today, and I'm extra excited because Hero Arts is helping to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of Mail It Monday! This campaign was started by Kimberly Crawford as a means of encouraging cardmakers and crafters to actually send the cards that we make to show our family and friends that we care about them. This campaign has its own Instagram page @mailitmonday, as well as a hashtag #mailitmonday.

Hero Arts has a wide selection of mail-themed products, including Mail Jumble, Happy Mail, Acts of Kindness, You Are Loved Messages, Mail Delivery by the Stamping Village, and Nesting Postage Stamps Infinity Dies

In today's video, I show you how I combine Mail Jumble, Acts of Kindness, and Mail Delivery to create a card and envelope set that are just waiting to be mailed to a friend! 

If you’re having a problem viewing this video, please try watching it HERE in HD on YouTube.

In case you can't watch the video, here's a quick rundown of the steps:

I began by heat embossing the Mail Jumble stamp using White Detail Embossing Powder and the Clear Embossing and Watermark Ink on some Periwinkle cardstock. I then used a blender brush to blend Sea Salt Ink along the edges of the card front to soften the color and add a bit of interest to the background. I also used a red Copic marker to add little touches of red to the details.

I embossed a greeting from Acts of Kindness onto some Dove White Cardstock using Red Embossing Powder, then matted it with a slightly larger rectangle of Cherry Cardstock. I also added a double twine bow using some red and white twine leftover from the DIY Ornament Kit

Once the card had been designed, I turned my attention to the envelope! Nothing says "this is special" like an envelope that has had a little extra love added to the front! I used my T-square and a black pen to draw some lines for the address of the recipient, then added some hearts from the Acts of Kindness stamp set using Blue Hawaii and Fruit Punch inks, as well as the "stamped with love" from The Stamping Village Mail Delivery set. 

Well, that's all for my project today! I hope I've encouraged you to participate in the Mail It Monday campaign. I know that I certainly need an extra push to actually send out some of the cards that I create, so I appreciate Kimberly's reminder that you can brighten anybody's day with a little handmade kindness.

Thanks so much for dropping by, and have a marvelous day! 





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20 Responses

Debby Willis
Debby Willis

September 28, 2019

Such a cute card! I love the little details you added and those pops of red really make the card! Thank you for sharing!

Eve
Eve

September 19, 2019

What a happy envelope! <3

Hope Wilkes
Hope Wilkes

September 18, 2019

Lovely. Just lovely! Want all those stamps now.

Bonnie
Bonnie

September 18, 2019

Love it..anything to do with sending cards thru the mail i for me. Will have to order some.

Jane Normile
Jane Normile

September 17, 2019

Loved the simplicity of the card and especially the envelope.

Christina
Christina

September 17, 2019

THAnks for acknowledging one of the joys of making cards. Life is never easy all,of the time. It is a pleasure to know a card I made put a smile on a friend’s face and brightened their day.
The cover stamp is very sweet and the touches of read are just perfect Emily.

Bunny
Bunny

September 17, 2019

I think the Mail Jumble is the cutest set.

Anne Sturgeon
Anne Sturgeon

September 17, 2019

Since both my daughter’s and their husbands work for our postal service I really promote mailing… Love these sets and definitely promote all things kindness! Thanks for sharing this Emily…

Henriétte
Henriétte

September 17, 2019

Congrats on the 2nd anniversary! I love the gorgeous set you made Emily, thank you so much for your inspiration.

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

September 16, 2019

I definitely mail cards that I make! The only reason I make them!

Lisa Petrella
Lisa Petrella

September 16, 2019

What a fun card! I love the idea of Mail It Monday! Looking forward to participating!!!

Mischelle
Mischelle

September 16, 2019

I love the concept Mail it Monday! With a Staff Sargent Daughter on her 6th deployment (WOW), How could I not? I have used Mail it Monday, to ask friends to remember to send Marri cards. Gotta get this stamp set! Hero Arts are truly my hero, along with MARRI!

Lagene
Lagene

September 16, 2019

Awesome card and matching envelope!

Terrie D.
Terrie D.

September 16, 2019

What a beautiful card! I love the custom envelope, too. :) What a wonderful campaign this is!

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

September 16, 2019

Fabulous card. So fun to send a card “just because.” Thanks Emily for the inspiration.

Bonnie Reyes
Bonnie Reyes

September 16, 2019

I love the Mail it Monday idea!

Helen G.
Helen G.

September 16, 2019

This is an inspiring post. The card is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.

Libby
Libby

September 16, 2019

Really love your fun card and envelope, Emily!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

September 16, 2019

That’s awesome!!

Linda S.
Linda S.

September 16, 2019

What a great idea and your card and envelope combination is so pretty. I love the bright and happy colors. I’ve been trying to mail more everyday type of cards and mail it Monday will definitely help. Thanks.