Monday, February 18, 2013

Brown paper packages, tied up with string....Part 2

In my last post I showed you a quick preview of some mini mail I've been working on, so here's the rest of it!

 I designed the letters, envelopes and parcel wrappings on my computer first, using a vintage paper effect and though you can't really see them, there are true to the time, authentic postal stamps on the envelope and parcel.

I printed these on a light paper and cut them to size. The envelopes I just folded into shape, fixing them with some glue. For the parcels, I cut some balsa wood down to fit, wrapping the paper around them and gluing it in place to give the authentic effect.

 I'd love to get this lot in the post...sigh.

Here's some more shots:

And here's some shots to show the scale of the letters and parcels.

And lastly, a miniature writing desk :)

See you soon!


  1. Hi Blaithin, your old letters and envelopes look sooo authentic, although I can`t read them, perhaps they are love letters :)
    What a great idea to take some wood for the parcels,it gives them a good shape.
    Have a nice evening :)

    Hugs Mieke xxx

    1. Hi Mieke, thank you! Good thing you can't read the letters...who knows what secrets are written in that tiny text!! :)

      Hope you are well, x

  2. Simply awesome!
    They look so real and so pretty ♥0♥

  3. They really add interest to a scene, who doesn't love receiving parcels in the post, and they do look authentically old, great idea.

    1. Thank you Margaret, I just had a peek at your new Etsy shop & the shabby chic armoire is so pretty! You work is beautiful x

  4. I love mini mail and this is just fantastic!

    Thanks for your nice comment about the little French attic :) It's nice to 'meet' another new mini blogger.

    1. Hi Norma, lovely to meet you! Thanks for your comment :)

  5. Hello Blaithin! I was just going through some of your posts and found this one of your mail and the parcels with the postage and I just want you to know that I think that you have done some very nice work all around. I love all the mail and the postage stamps are delightful! Great job!