Monday, November 5, 2012

JCP envelopes for mail art

Cruised thru a bunch of mail art blogs the other day and, as usual when I indulge in a particular thing for too long a while, I had a burning urge to make some envelopes. So I grabbed the junk mail for the day and made the following 4 envelopes from the JC Penney catalog. They're shown in order of front, then back.

I found four full page pictures as the main paper for each, folded them up, double taped the sides closed, then started cutting out smaller images and parts of images to decorate with. I cut the stars freehand from various clothing pics.

The jewelry pages yielded all sorts of good stuff - bracelets that became barrettes, earrings that became raindrops and eyes, diamond rings for some bling. The eye shadows from the makeup page made good color strips.

I kept trying to make a set of the legs wear the pair of gloves but couldn't get it to work, so used them separately. I love the odd leg here and there...

Considering the schlock that shows up in my mailbox everyday, mail art is a wonderful thing and I'm going to do more of it.

If anyone of my whopping ten followers (not including Beth and Jewels!) would like to get one of these (or possibly a different one if more than 4 of you reply (image!!!))  in the mail, maybe with a goodie or two inside, leave a comment on this post.

The only catch is that you have to reply with a hand made envie or postcard of your own. It can stop there, or you might get something back but with no obligation to respond a second time.

Any takers? You can shout out a fave envie to receive if you're quick.


  1. Im loving the smile one! So much fun, I'll have to start looking for one to return. :)

    1. Email is kromo@ I cant figure out the no reply thing. Sorry.

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