My Hearts Pleasure

Happy Snail Mail

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Good morning! Today is my final day for creating with Unity Stamp Co as a Growing In Unity girl. I have really enjoyed this experience and the interaction with everyone. For my last project I wanted to create a Birthday/Address snail mail book that can be used to keep names, birthdays and addresses for sending out happy mail/birthday cards. 


To create the cover and binding for this book I used my Sizzix passport die and lightweight black chipboard. For decorating the front and back covers I used watercolor paper and distress inks to create the backgrounds. After those dried I adhered them to the covers.  Next I stamped the mushroom and Snail image on Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth cardstock and colored with my copic markers and then fussy cut and added to the front cover using dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment on black cardstock with versamark and heat embossed in white and added that across the mushroom stem. I used Glossy accents on the colored dots on the mushroom. While that was drying I started on the signatures for the book. Using the passport die I cut 12 signatures in kraft cardstock and distressed all the edges with Vintage Photo Ink. I then attached all the signatures using hemp thread. 


For each signature I cut 3 cardstock panels and distressed them with Distress Oxide inks and then sprinkled with water to give the aged/worn look. After they were completely dry I stamped each one with a journaling stamp and then glued down to both insides and the back of each signature. 


Next I made tabs using a We R Memory Keepers punch and distressed each to coordinate the signature and stamped the months on each and glued down to the top front page of each one. I stamped the front cover of each signature with a Unity Stamp and sentiment 


To finish my book I hung a Tim Holtz swivel clasp on the outside binding  and then attached a postcard and envelope charm from the hanging chain. 


Thank you so much for stopping by today! Come back tomorrow to find out the 2 winners, selected from everyone who has commented on my blog posts this week from Monday through today, who will be receiving a grab bag from Unity Stamp Co.  
I will also be doing a giveaway for this Happy Snail Mail book on my Facebook page this weekend. If your not a member and would like to join here is a link to the group Stampers Swap Shop.

To purchase the Happy Snail Mail stamp set by Unity that I used on the cover of my book click the link here https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/happy-snail-mail/

Until next time

Happy Crafting ๐Ÿ™‚

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Author: Ginger

Hi there! I am a resident of Winchester, Virginia. I was raised in West Virginia and lived there until about 26 years ago when I moved to Virginia. I am a country girl through and through. My passionate hobbies are scrapbooking, making cards, mini albums (ok anything paper crafting hehe), hiking, camping, fishing, gardening and cooking. I have one grown son, 25, and my boyfriend and I are raising his 13 year old son. I work full time for a dairy company. I became a Stampin Up Demonstrator in 2013 to help feed my papercrafting addiction and have loved every minute of it so far!

75 thoughts on “Happy Snail Mail

  1. I just love this snail set…. your coloring is amazing! Enjoyed you this week!

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  2. What a great idea. This is so pretty and practical and would make a great gift or something to use yourself. I have enjoyed your posts all week.

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  3. OMG!! This is such an awesome idea! love your coloring!

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  4. Love the cover! Adorable stamp and beautiful coloring! Lots of great details in your book, and a very handy project! Great wrap up to your GIU week! I have enjoyed each of your creations!

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  5. This is so amazing!

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  6. I just love this!!! Such a great idea!!! Thanks for all your inspiration this week!!

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  7. Oh wow!! I love your book! So colorful and cheery and useful! Thanks for sharing!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒโค๏ธ

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  8. Wow! This is a gorgeous little book, with beautiful colors and images. I’m curious about the binding too – I can see you’ve put a lot of work into this project. Thank you, Ginger for a beautiful and colorful week!

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  9. I love this. Hopefully I will win it in the contest

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  10. Oh, my gosh — this is a great idea and a beautiful piece! I love this!

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  11. Love this design. The binding is so cool! Makes me want to try it! Thanks.

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  12. Wow! This is cute! I must copy this! Thanks for sharing your creations this week!

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  13. What a great project and whoever gets it, is one lucky person. A lot of love and work went into this. Thanks for sharing. ๐Ÿ˜

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  14. Wow, this is awesome. I wish I had your creativity. Love this

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  15. That is the cutest address book!

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  16. Brilliant!!! Love it!

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  17. What a unique address/birthday book! I love the colors, they are very eye catching!

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  18. Wow!! I love this birthday book so much. It’s amazing! Do you sell them?

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  19. Love that mini!

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  20. How pretty -love unity stamps.

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  21. Such a beautiful job you did on the book. You have inspired me and now I want to create more. Hey the housework will still be here tomorrow for I must get inky now.

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  22. This is an adorable little book! They would make a perfect project for a craft fair. Have you done any videos on how you assemble them?

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  23. What a fun idea!! Love it! I will be looking for that passport die. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  24. What a great project! Love that little snail. โค๏ธBeautifully done! Thanks for sharing all your projects this week!!!๐Ÿ˜Š

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  25. This is such a great project! I love your work, and the colors you selected. You have shared so many ideas, I am inspired to try so many of them. Thanks for sharing this week!

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  26. How beautiful!! And such a great idea!

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  27. I absolutely love this project!! Thanks for the detailed description on how you made this. I’m going to try making one. They’d even make nice gifts. Love the stamps and colors you used and the fact that you hung charms on the binding. So clever!! Thanks so much for sharing your projects with us this week!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve really enjoyed them.

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  28. This is ADORABLE. So bright and cheerful. Love the colors.

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  29. This is my next project. I love the idea, the planning, I love it all. Thank you for the step by step, and the sharing. Much appreciated. I only have one complaint why does it have to be your last day? Please continue posting your great inspirations.

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  30. Love this idea! Great job! We are over the road truck drivers & I love to send out cards & postcards from places we have been. This is a great idea & small enough to take on the road!! And..of course Unity stamps are the best!!!

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  31. Wow Ginger, you knocked it out of the park (or crafting studio) once again. This project is totally amazing to say the least!
    If you ever feel lead to make me something, I would really love to be surprised with this. You do such amazing work.

    Just wondering why you will no longer be creating for Unity stamps.

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  32. great idea on the little book! I really like this for a little homemade girlfriend gift! And I already have this set too ๐Ÿ˜€

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  33. Such a great idea. Love this snail set!

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  34. Omg, i would love to have it. I dont think i could use it. Its just to awesome ….thanks for the oppurtunity….

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  35. This is great. It looks like you went with two pages per month, how hard would it be to add more if needed?

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    • Thank you! I used 1 signature per month with 3 pages to write in, both inside pages and the back. With the size of the binding on this one it is completely full. But if you used a bigger binding you could definitely add more

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  36. How adorable and so creative! Just love it.

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  37. This is so clever and creative. I just love it!

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  38. This is amazing, I love everything about this, the way you bound it and braided the string and the cover is just gorgeous!!! I had to look at it for a long time to take in all the details!

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  39. Such pretty work! Great week. Thanks for sharing.

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