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Snailmail booklet

This time I decided, instead of a letter, why not make a booklet?

So grab a couple of papers ( I used A4) and fold them down the middle…

Then punch two holes and attach the papers togheter with a piece of ribbon…

Then you are ready for decorating and writing! It’s THAT simple…

The result, ready to be sent to Germany!

Congrats with the little one!

So, for my next snailmail project I wanted to make something special, because this penpall from Ireland recently gave birth to a little boy. 

So I cut a piece of cardbox from a box (any card box will do, mostly you can get old boxes for free from your local supermarket) I cut a piece from the side because the folds are already there, which makes it easier to fold later on.

After you’ve got a good piece of cardboard you start start to plaster it with a blue paper, then you cut out some cloud shaped white papers and put them on there!

Then you punch two holes in both sides so you can place some rope between them, that will make something that looks like a clothesline…

Now you can hang whatever you like with tiny clothespins to both clotheslines… For example you can make a little envelop to put you letter in… When you’re all done you fold it up and it’s ready to send!

And when she opens it, it will look like this!

(Just keep in mind that cardboard is heavier than normal paper and you will pay for that while sending!)

Introducing myself to my first penpall.

My first snailmail ever is for a girl from Puerto Rico. In this first letter (or letters) I introduce myself. 

I wrote 3 letters, 1 to tell a bit about my history (My past), 1 to tell who I am and what I do today (My present) and 1 to tell how I want my future to look like (My future)

I rolled the letters and put a ribbon around them… Then I put a piece of rope trough them…

With this rope I could attache the letters togheter…

And this is the result!