My Hearts Pleasure


Happy Snail Mail

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

Until next time

Happy Crafting 🙂