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13 January 2019 10:53
(over 1 year ago)
Just want to share here some of my resent outgoings. I used my own printables a lot this time and also tried to add some creativity to ready envelopes. I hope my ideas will help you with holiday mail decorations.























All of these printable sets you can find in my shop.
4 January 2019 17:24
(over 1 year ago)
I made a small order of postcards and lomo-cards during 11.11 sale on Aliexpress. It seems that the Internet is full of beautiful postcards, but it’s very difficult to choose among all the variety of products and I know, that any review can be useful, so I'm sharing one store I liked here.

Postcards with cats and flowers are already out of stock. It was a mini set of 10 postcards. What can I say? Kitties are nice, delicate light colors and a neutral mood of the plot. Will be perfectly combined with snail mails in different styles.

Lomo-cards with pencil illustrations of different animals - the link is here. The sweetest pictures that perfectly fits to the snail mails in various styles. Packed in a box, laid neatly. All the pictures are different. Only after I received them, I saw that there were funny inscriptions on the cards that convey the mood of the animals. The back side is empty.

Lomo-cards with watercolor illustrations - the link is here. Mimimeter rolls over! Here are wild and domestic animals in nice sweaters, with flowers, with letters, with tea. Suitable for different seasons (spring, winter, summer, autumn). The back side of the cards with lines, all the drawings are different. Packed in a box, laid neatly.

The whole package was wrapped in a pimply film and a bag. The order was shipped quickly, but because of the sale, the delivery took long time, but it's a problem of postal service, not the store. I am pleased with the order, I have looked at something else in this shop, I hope I will tell you about the new sets of cards soon.







17 November 2018 10:59
(almost 2 years ago)



















7 November 2018 9:33
(almost 2 years ago)
I decided to share with you some reasons why I started making printable sets for snail mail.
If you don’t yet know - I make printable items for mailart with my own photos and drawings. Look through contacts tab.
Well, the first reason to make printable envelopes is the delivery. As we know, the post service can be very unpredictable. Sometimes we receive our mail & orders very quickly, sometimes we have to wait for months, unfortunately, sometimes we never receive them. The delivery price is quite expensive, especially if we use registered shipping. My customers are receiving my PDFs as soon as I see they've made an order.
Price. Printable sets costs as a cup of coffee. If I’ll print, pack and ship them to you, the price will be much higher.
Economy. If I ever find the typography to print my envelopes and other items, I will be required to order no less than 100 copies of every product. This uses so much paper! I don’t know where to take so much money to make an order in typography. I don’t know where to keep so much stock. And if you've ordered and received my pre-printed envelopes, you'd also have to keep them somewhere. With PDF it’s easy - print as often as you need and as many times as you like.
Mistakes. We all are not robots. Have you ever received something you didn’t order? If I make a mistake sending order, with PDF's, I just send another email with the correct product. No need to pay again or wait long.
Variety. I usually make different designs in one printable set (read descriptions, ask questions). I’m trying to make prints in different styles (animal, botanical and etc) and for different printers (color/black and white).
Support. If you have any problems with my products or with printing, I’m always here to help you and answer questions (if it is possible).
“I don’t have a printer” - well, there are a lot of print shops (copy centers) everywhere around the world. You can take a flash card and print some pages there (I think it would be cheaper than purchasing pre-printed envelopes if I were produce them).
I can see a lot of people taking my free stuff, I see a lot of shops with digital printables (and a lot of reviews). I conclude - it’s popular.
By buying my works, you don’t just give me money, you help me to move forward, to feel that myself and my work are important and useful.
Thanks to everyone who reads this and thanks to those who buy my art and share reviews.
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New deer printable set is in my shop already.














31 August 2018 9:39
(about 2 years ago)
I made some free paper designs you can use for your planner or writing letters, print them any time, you can take PDF from my gumroad







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13 August 2018 11:15
(about 2 years ago)
I planned to make a notebook more than a year, but didn’t know were to start. The materials were purchased long ago, but I had too much ideas that were tangled in my head and I could not stop at one thing. And two days ago I suddenly made it, my first notebook in the cork cover. There are sheets from different notebooks, several pages are decorated by me, the butterfly is a pencil drawing. I like the result. I made some photos and video. The notebook is in the store.
















12 May 2018 17:33
(over 2 years ago)
One of my favorite materials for writing is a vellum. Transparent sheets give a lightness to the letter view. I use the vellum in snail mail decorations quite often. I make flipbook’s pockets, envelopes, use vellum for packing and even for writing letters on it.
There was an article about choosing vellum for letters, and now I’m going to give you another one idea for using vellum and the way to decorate it.
The trick works on the transparency of vellum. Obviously, that the text of the letter we can write only on one side, but this does not mean that we can not use the reverse side for the decor.
And if the use of stickers and decorative tapes here is meaningless, the drawings and transfer tattoos are very suitable. The transparency of the vellum will allow us to see the image, but it will not hide the text, it wouldn’t interfere reading.
As an example, you see my work. I performed it live on my instagram.
For the drawing I took white (tempera), you can use acrylic or gouache. The white drawing under the text does not prevent reading, but enhances the visibility of the text, you can easily draw leaves, flowers or frosty patterns. In my case, these are branches, I repeated the idea of the envelope.
The important point is when working with a tracing paper, you shouldn’t make a pencil sketch, the paint will hide the pencil from the side of the drawing, but it will be visible where the text is. The second tip is to work with a practically dry brush. The vellum is not intended for painting and a large amount of water can spoil the shape of the sheet (and can damage the text). You can add other colors, but do not get carried away with too active painting, the drawing should remain in the background, to read the letter easy.
Some more adeas for backgroung: to make a pencil drawing, to use color pencils, above I mentioned transfer pictures. Or maybe you have your own ideas on this topic? Share ideas in your instagram with a link to me and I will tell about them in my profile, the most interesting will be on the site.
Have questions? - write to me, I will help!















31 March 2018 17:43
(over 2 years ago)
Sometimes I make orders on Aliexpress, and I know how it is difficult to make a decision. I made this article to show you some links I really tried, and I will add my own comments for every product. And you could see the unpacking process in my insta-stories.

Envelopes with a deer, 10 pieces http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/EIaauBa
Beautiful and minimalistic. They was a little crumbles, but I still can use them.

Mini notebooks, 4 pieces http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/EAuNz3v
Very beautiful covers, paper inside is not the best, but they are small and you can take them everywhere.

Vintage stamp-stickers 96 pieces (6x16) http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/JQjMrfQ
My favourite product. I love to use them in envelope and postcard decorations.

Cute cat stickers, 3 boxes (120 pieces) http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/jMR3niY
Adorable, high quality, just in love with them.

Paper tapes, 5 pieces http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/2b6YfiM
Not really sticky, but I love their delicate colors. Probably I will use them for my planner.

The parcel was sent quickly and without mistakes, every position was in separate plastic bag. I just advise the seller to put some cardboard in bag with envelopes, too keep their form.









12 March 2018 10:47
(over 2 years ago)















5 March 2018 10:14
(over 2 years ago)
It's spring already, but I'm still writing about winter. All my February has passed in work and I finally sum up the results here.
February is usually associated for me with flowers, and mostly with roses. I have a box in which I store dried flowers and at the end of winter, when it is still far from new flowers, my hands are drawn to this box. I want to look at these flowers, touch them, take pictures.
My dried roses became the main theme of a series of works. I made a set of templates and use theme with greate pleasure. Also I made two videos with roses, and in my Instagram profile you still can take part in a Giveaway.
You can see two outgoing mails I sent in my new envelopes, you can buy them here.