Mail Artist Spotlight: Emilie

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I receive a lot of amazing things in my mailbox almost daily. I thought it would be nice to feature some beautiful mail art here and there.

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Emilie has been my pen pal since 2011. Our first letter exchanges were kind of funny — we decided to send each other a letter around the same time. I received a letter from her almost immediately after I sent something to her, and I thought it was a letter replying to my letter! My first thought was, “Damn! This girl is fast at replying.” Turns out, it was her first letter to me!

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She is such an awesome pen pal, and so considerate. I’ve met her a few times in real life, when she was living in Massachusetts and I was in Rhode Island. We attended a type-out together, and shortly after that, she organized a letter writing social! Then, when I was driving across the country to move to Oregon, she invited my boyfriend & I to stay a night at her house in Illinois. I don’t think you could find a more welcoming person. To top it off, she always sends me the best things; like postage stamps! I literally gasped when I saw what she included in this letter.

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Emilie has a fun blog that you should check out! On top of posting about mail, you can peek her pie adventures.

Mail Artist Spotlight: Kimmie D

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I receive a lot of amazing things in my mailbox almost daily. I thought it would be nice to feature some beautiful mail art here and there.

Kimmie is a rad lady from New York. I met her through the League of Extraordinary Penpals when I used to be a member. If we were giving out awards, I would give her the “best addressed envelopes”. She is very talented in the handwriting category!

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How adorable is the stamp of her dog? I love that I know it’s a letter from Kimmie the second I see the envelope. I think she is one of my only mail friends that does beautifully lettered addresses. I know I always try to do it but end up failing. Tell us your secrets, Kimmie!

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Kimmie doesn’t have a blog but you can check out her profile on Sendsomething!

Mail Artist Spotlight: Becky L

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I receive a lot of amazing things in my mailbox almost daily. I thought it would be nice to feature some beautiful mail art here and there.

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Becky sent me this colorful envelope. She is one of my oldest pen pals; we have been exchanging mail for 3 years. It’s been awhile since we exchanged mail! With all good mail pals, there are some breaks here and there when life gets crazy or inspiration is low.

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Mail art doesn’t have to be anything more than a pretty envelope. Becky has sent me her fair share of ephemera (like a handful of security envelopes with a purple pattern that I still use in collages!). She sent me this letter in an awesome envelope just to let me know that she was thinking of me.

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I love that this envelope matches the vibe of the Janis Joplin stamp. A psychedelic, colorful theme! I don’t know about Becky but I always try to match my postage stamps to a finished collage.

Becky also has a blog about mail art and other things. She posts a lot of great how-tos!

Mail Artist Spotlight: Adrienne M

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I receive a lot of amazing things in my mailbox almost daily. I thought it would be nice to feature some beautiful mail art here and there.

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This lovely envelope was sent to me my Adrienne in Canada. She found me through my blog and decided to send me a postcard. I upped the ante and sent a letter in return.

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My favorite thing about this envelope is the overlay of text on the image of Frankenstein¬†bride. I wish I knew how she did it! It’s awesome. She also ¬†matched the spooky theme of the envelope with some Halloween stamps.

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Adrienne also has a blog dedicated to her collage adventures, Tough City Writer. You should definitely check it out! She does some pretty amazing collages, as you can see by the paper she collaged to write the letter. She kept the spooky theme throughout the letter with the skeleton stamp and washi tape.

Mail Artist Spotlight: Stephanie D

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I receive a lot of amazing things in my mailbox almost daily. I thought it would be nice to feature some beautiful mail art here and there.

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Stephanie sent me this amazing envelope, complete with a bunch of ephemera! My favorite part on the envelope is the color scheme. It has a great dino feel with greens, browns and purples.

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The letter was equally amazing. Stephanie collaged a card with paper bits she picked up in Hawaii! She also included a variety of paper bits. I’m super excited to use them in my future collages.

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Stephanie also has a tumblr dedicated to her art. I suggest you give it a peek!