Happy Mail

Happy mail from the UK

Yay, so excited to get this happy mail from Nikki in England.

I especially love the purple lace and the cabochons.

But my favourite are these charms and collections of shiny things:

I’m going to have fun using them in my journals.

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Junk journal

My first fairy journal

Here’s the first fairy journal I’ve made and I had a lot of fun creating this, especially the cover.

I’m trying to get more into layering so I did a bit of a collage on the front and included some lace, a button, and a charm.

I used pages and images from a fairy book and love how it turned out. I went for a blue theme with the embellishments and journaling papers.

I created a tuck spot with lace on the inside of the cover.

I created lots of tuck spots using images from the book and did some more experimenting with embellishing the pages.

I included some of the mason jar printables because they have fairies on them and even say, ‘Fairies.’

I’m also trying to get into using more vellum because I love how you can see through it.

Here I used some vellum with butterflies to create this tuck spot with a mason jar journaling card.

Here I created some pockets, one is a page pocket and the other is created with some blue paper that I collaged on with an image from the book and some ribbon.

I added some paper for journaling and I also made some tags using images from the book that I stuck on scrapbook paper. I love how these tags turned out.

Here I used some of my pre-made embelishments with a pocket for a tag and a tuck spot behind it.

I love the layering effect here and included two of these with various fabrics and laces from my stash.

Here I included an enveloped that I pre-embellished. It has a tag inside it and behind it I created a tuck spot for another tag.

Then for this page I added some ribbon along the edge of a page that flips out and a flower and a button. It’s so simple but it’s one of my favourite pages.

I really love this journal. It’s one of my favourites I’ve made so far.

Let me know what you think. Do you have a favourite page?

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Received this happy mail from the Netherlands

Yay, so excited to get this happy mail full of supplies for junk journaling.

I love knowing a package is coming and the anticipation of it arriving at my house. And I get so excited about opening it. It really does make me happy. I love the surprise and that it’s an exchange rather than buying a mystery box.

I love the blue butterfly fabric and the Dutch lace the most.

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Happy mail I’m sending to South Africa

Here’s the latest package I put together to send to a fellow junk journaler I’m doing a happy mail swap with.

It includes papers, music pages, book pages, magazine pages, colouring pages, stickers, paper bags, cards, napkins, buttons, die cuts, washi tape, and other bits of ephemera that can be used in junk journals.

Hope she likes it.

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My first random act of kindness happy mail

In the junk journal group I’ve joined, there is a list where everyone can write their address so we can send and receive happy mail as a random act of kindness (RAK happy mail).

I love that it can be anonymous and that it’s unexpected. You have no idea if someone has sent anything to you.

I got my first RAK last week and it was such a lovely surprise.

You don’t have to send anything back but I always want to, especially since gifts is my love language and I just love spoiling people.

Here’s the package I’m sending back:

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Next round of happy mail to send

I just finished making up these three packages of happy mail to send.

They are going to Australia, England and Germany.

Each person shared what they liked and I tried to tailor the packages for them.

Natallie likes pink, flowers, sewing, and vintage. So I included more sewing related items like buttons, lace, and vintage pages referring to sewing in her pack. I also collected a few pink items including cards, washi tape, and ribbon.

Nikki likes sewing items as well but she likes blue best. She also likes old photos, nature and the ocean, so I included items to reflect this. For example, shells, animal pictures, and vintage pages with pictures of people.

Jo likes music, fonts, and flowers. I gathered lots of music paper and music pages from vintage books. I included lots of stickers with letters and papers with writing. And all my packs include flowers, so there’s plenty of those too.

Hope they like their happy mail packages.

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Receiving and sending more happy mail

I was so excited to have this package waiting for me when I returned from holidays.

I love the mystery and surprise.

I received this package from America and, wow, there was a lot! I especially love the papers and lace trims.

Can’t wait to use these supplies in junk journals.

I put together this package to send back:

I love putting together these packages.

I included a range of papers: book pages, magazine pages, scrapbook paper, music paper, colouring pages, notebook pages.

There are tags, fabrics, ribbons, stickers, and some extra goodies like an owl pendant and purple scarf.

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Received my first Happy Mail

I got my first Happy Mail today and, wow, it surpassed my expectations.

There are so many beautiful craft supplies that I love.

I said that I liked butterflies, peacocks, blue, sparkles, and vintage, and I got all those things in the package!!!

It definitely made me happy and put a smile on my face. Made my day.

As soon as I finished going through all the beautiful supplies, I started making another package to send back.

Later I’ll go shopping to find some extra special things and then I’ll send it next week. So fun!