Received from Elena Signori

A cute envelope made from gift wrapping paper decorated with cute sweets.


Using food packaging as mail art (cont’d)

To answer one of the recent sending from Phillip, I decided to give a try to using food packaging as mail art. I sent him the following postcard.


And to stay in the food theme, I used stamps picturing two of my favorite cheeses (well, is there a cheese that is not my favorite?). The left stamp pictures Reblochon. The right one picture the Epoisses. They are both made from cow’s milk but they are very different!


Received from DentelleBleue

A wonderful sending from DentelleBleue. It is much better in real life than on the scan, the blue part being made of fabric!


Received from Hester Wright

Two items I received recently from Hester. First an envelope made from a paper bag coming from I understand is a coffee shop (Peet’s coffee) located inside a bank (Capital One) ?




And a second item made from the wrapping of… a chocolate bar! Unfortunately, the chocolate was not anymore in it :-)



Mini missions

As a spinoff of the mission inspiration challenges, Mike Deakin has launched in April what he calls the “mini missions”. Every month, one prompt, to stimulate our creativity. The first prompt in April was Aquatic, the second one in May was Borders. As you can understand, the prompts will normally go from A to Z.
I decided to create one envelope each month, using the mini mission prompt. So here is the first one I created for Aquatic.


And here is the one I created for Borders.


Received from Jakob Wong

My first mail art from Malaysia! I’m really excited.



Trying something new

The French post has recently issued a set of stamps picturing insects. I already showed one of them, the lady bug one, on an envelope sent by Philippe Charron. The full set was issued in the form of this mini sheet containing four stamps.


Philippe also sent me a pharmacy bag franked with the same lady bug stamp.



I really like this set and  I had the idea to use pieces of the above mini sheet to decorate an envelope, made from a paper bag coming from my company restaurant. This bag was green and white, decorated with a dragonfly that I cut. And here is the result.



I used the same idea to send this envelope to Lisa, this time the envelope is a standard white envelope.



I rather like the results and may re-use the idea.