Happy Mail Binders

Because I went back to my old blog and deleted all my posts, I thought it might be a good idea to repost some of my personal favorites here.

I was recently asked about my Happy Mail binders, so I thought this might be a good place to start.

IMG_6829These are what used to be my planners. They worked out great, but the feel of them was a bit rough. They make great Happy Mail binders though! And, because I am lucky enough to have several of these binders, I have distributed my mail throughout by style and color. My love of alternative organizing continues.

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The cards just slide right in and there is a little pocket left at the top for little bits and bobs. Perfect! This is some Happy Mail from the Spring 2015 iHanna DIY Postcard Swap. 

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I absolutely Love vintage playing cards, so these collector card pages are perfect to hold them in. This a collection of goodies I received from Jennifer Perkins, a crafter and decorator extraordinaire!

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This beautiful card is from my pen pal Iryna in Belarus. Love! and a cute little tag from Leslie Ackman, along with the loveliness at the top of the post!

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Lately I have been overwhelmed with kindness from fellow artists, Thank you Judy! These zip pouches are great for holding various stamps and decor for future happy mail projects and swaps.

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And here is the latest addition to my collection, a gorgeous card from the lovely Diane Baker-Williams, along with loads of awesome vintage ephemera!

I really want to start looking for other happy mail swaps, think I’ll do that today!

Hope your having a great weekend in your neck of the woods,

Thanks for the visit,

~Patty

Happy Mail

It’s time to share my happy mail from the iHanna Postcard Swap, so much fun, I participate every time she has one!

I even start gathering up goodies for the next one almost immediately! I am also including links with the artists that included them with their cards.

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I’m grouping them in fours. There are supposed to 10, but sometimes there are a few stragglers. Going clockwise from top left is Lynn‘s beautiful work, I took a peek at the other cards she made for the swap, I want one of each please! The next one  is by Claudia. She has a wonderful website with lots of eye candy! Then Jenny’s gorgeous card . Unfortunately, the post office wasn’t as careful as they should have been, and a part was torn off. Sorry Jenny! Last, but not least, is one from Uršala in Slovenia, such craftsmanship!

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Here are my bright and beautiful ones! Again from top left Charlotta’s, from Sweden. Thank you Charlotta! A beauty from Rachel in Texas, so much detail and layering! “Home Sweet Home” from Jan in Iowa, sweet! Then this cute  bird with stamping from Cynthia in Florida, Love!

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All of these will find a home in my Happy Mail binders…

…some of them already have!

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I hope this inspires you to join a happy snail mail swap group. And if you already have, please tell me about it! I have two more of these binders to fill up and lots of goodies to use to make more happy mail!

Thanks for the visit,

Have a great day,

~Patty