Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Happy Mail

Are you ready to find out who our guest designer is for this release?  I love to scout the internet for Sister Stamps projects to see how our customers are using our images.  She's used our images quite a few times and they always seem to catch my eye...  Wanna know who it is?  Check out her blog here... and give her a warm welcome to our Sister Stamps family!

And don't forget to check out Debi's blog to see what she's been up to...

So you are probably wondering about the title of this post right?  Doesn't everyone love Happy Mail?  I sure do.  I think everyone has a different version of what they consider happy mail.  For me, it's obviously something craft related.  Whether it be when my new stamps come in from the manufacturer, or when I get RAKs from friends, or any craft supply order!!  Then my bad day just melts away and I'm Happy!  For my husband, I think Happy Mail is anything taiko related... including that raw hide skin that periodically shows up in my garage from time to time.

For my project share today, I decided to make a mail sorter.  Now, you can tell from my project that all the things I've described as Happy Mail would probably not fit in this mail sorter (cause it normally comes in a box), but I also get fun mail too, so I thought I'd make a section for that.  I love it when I get cards or other stuff using our images from customers, blog candy winners or past guest DT... Maybe I'll get more so I can put in the fun mail pocket.

Used some old thickers I had to spell out fun mail.  I guess I'm not so straight yah?

The next section is for bills...  boooooooooo!  Or as my husband says... "pay my automobills" (pls sing this in your best Beyonce voice).  Bwahahahahahaha!  We all hate bills, but they are a part of life, so better include a section for it.

As you can see here, there are pockets for each section.

Then at the bottom of the sorter, I cut a strip of thick cork which my friend Tracy gave to me. Thanks Tracy!!! I'm finally using it!  Glued it onto the edge and added some push pins. Now you can tack on messages to hang from the bottom.

See!  My daughter made me a note for my mail sorter.

Added in Eliana because she matches so cute with that Imaginisce paper!

If you scroll too fast you might miss an easter egg.... This entire mail sorter was made from a metal shingle I found at Home Depot.  They sell them by the piece for a little over $1!  My sister made this heart marble magnet for me for Christmas last year.  So yes you can even use magnets on this mail sorter!

That's all I have for today!  Be sure to visit our Guest Designer and Debi's blog- see above for links to their websites.  And don't forget to join us tomorrow for more release fun, including the return of our Chinese Zodiac team with our newest additions to the collection!


  1. Cool idea! Eliana looks happy to be there amongst that fun paper.
    That marble magnet is adorable and your daughter's note is very sweet.
    Have a great day!!

  2. AWE what a clever and cool creation!!!! Love the fun paper and the use of Eliana on here too!!! Fabulous marble too! too cute!!!
    hugs, Heidi

  3. Cute idea and Akemi's note is precious!

  4. great idea! such colorful papers and the marble is adorable! ;D

  5. Great project and so cute! I love Eliana and the fun papers you've used, this makes the bills not as bad! :)

  6. Using metal to make your project is a great idea! It's great that you can use both thumb tacks & marbles to hold up your messages. Hope you get more "fun mail" than "bills" each day! ;D