Mr. Snailman-One Stamp, Three Ways with Designer Emily M.

Hello Friends! I’m Emily M. @popsofpaper and I’m so excited you are here for this week’s One Stamp, Three Ways post. Every other week, I take one stamp set and create three different stamped projects. This week I stretched my imagination using the adorable 3×4 Mr. Snailman stamp to create a card & envelope set. This project was inspired by our first ever Trinity Creativity Challenge Theme: “Snail Mail”. If you haven’t seen our Monthly March Challenge, make sure you check it out. We have some great prizes!

The Supplies:
Stamps: Mr. Snailman
Coloring: Copics Colors for the Rainbow (R27/29, YR02/16, Y08, G14, B02/16, BG13, N3) + White Gel Pen
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Interactive Gizmo: Mini Action Wobbles (Art Impressions)
Other: Cinnamon Red Hots, A2 Envelope Liner Template (Paper Source)

Other Fun Things:
Thanks for the Mini Action Wobbles, Mr. Snail Man is off to the races and bouncing his way to deliver Happy Mail.

Steps for the Interactive Mr. Snailman Card:

  1. Stamp the seriously waaaay too cute Mr. Snailman image with Copic Safe ink to white card stock.
  2. Color the image with fun bright rainbow colors that make you sing when you color.
  3. Fussy cut Mr. Snailman and attach a Mini Action Wobble to the card panel (in this case I attached it to my stitched square die cut).
  4. Attach Mr. Snailman to the other side of the Mini Action Wobble and play with him until you can’t stop smiling. Show everyone in your house how stinking cute Mr. Snailman is with all his fast-paced bouncing on the card.
  5. Adhere your layers to a white card stock panel. Add the Snail Mail Sentiment the attach the panel to a bright red card base. Add a little Cinnamon Red Hot Heart for extra pop and fun.

Steps for the Decorated Envelope:

  1. Stamp the cute little mailbox image to the front of the envelope and color with Copics. Be aware that you may have bleed through…I recommend place a piece of scratch card stock into your envelope before coloring.
  2. Add address lines with a ruler or if you have a lined-stamp like I do from my Pocket Scrapbooking Stash…those are also handing to address envelopes.
  3. Remove Scratch card stock before mailing 🙂

Steps for the Decorated Envelope Liner:

  1. For the liner, trace and cut an A2 envelope liner template on nice weight copy paper. I have a template from the Paper Source because I love their envelopes and add liners all the time because I find they really dress up the Snail Mail experience. You can create your own liner using an envelope punch or trace the inside of your envelope (below the sticky part) with copy paper and create your own template.
  2. Use the little itty bitty hearts image and stamp the liner until covered. Then color with your happy rainbow colors of Copics.
  3. To attach the liner (this is the helpful part)…just put adhesive on the top portion of the liner…just above the envelope crease line. Place the liner into the envelope and then adhere the top to the envelope. Then fold the envelope at the crease and if you need a little extra movement, use a bone folder to *set* the liner in place.

So there you have it friends, a quick and easy way to stretch your stamps three different ways to create a fun Snail Mail Card & Envelope stationary set. I hope you enjoyed these projects and can’t wait to see you next Monday when I mix and match different sets together. 

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Don’t forget to check our our Snail Mail Themed Trinity Creativity Challenge. You have the entire month of March to play along and have a chance to win!

Big Paper Hugs!
Emily

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