Call me old fashioned, but I love me some happy mail, and I love the idea of pen pals!
When I was in elementary school, our entire class got assigned pen pals from different parts of the world. I remember being so excited, wrote my letter, and sent it off in hopes of making a friend. Days went by…weeks went by (which seems like eternity to a child), and still no letter. I wasn’t the only one to get no reply, but a lot of my classmates did get a letter, and I remember feeling so disappointed.
Fast forward to the present: Thanks to social media, Instagram to be specific, I have 4 new pen pals, and they’re crafty no less! They are from Denmark, Germany, and good old Maryland. New friends, if you’re reading my blog, “Hi ladies!” Isn’t technology grand??? I don’t have any crafty friends “in real life,” so it’s nice to receive hand made cards! I never thought I’d get new pen pals as an adult!
Here are the cards I made and sent to my new crafty friends:
and here they are individually
* Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle dies
* Lawn Fawn love you a latte stamp set
* Hero Arts stamp & cuts thanks set (sentiment)
* Memento tuxedo black ink
* Copic markers (sorry, I don’t remember which colors I used)
* Doodlebug Design sequins
* Ranger glossy accents
* Tim Holtz distress ink in seedless preserves & picked raspberry (on the 1st individual card pictured)
* Hero Arts Ombre ink in mint to green (on the 2nd individual card pictured)
* K & Company heart puffy stickers (on the 2nd individual card pictured)
Since it was our first card exchange, and sending cards to other crafters can be slightly intimidating, I decided to keep it clean and simple, and a variation of the same card. I hope the recipients love them as much as I loved making them. Do you have any pen pal experiences? Good? Bad?