In June, we were thrilled to invite our customers to honor the art of letter writing through our first-ever Mail Art Contest. Participants were encouraged to create an original piece of correspondence using note cards, envelopes, box mailers and embellishments.
After admiring several innovative submission, we proudly present to you the WINNING MAIL ART SUBMISSION: David D. from Kansas City, MO!
This wonder came to us with one side wrapped using our recycled Paper Source shopping bag and the opposite side decorated with our paper bag string and button envelopes, adorned with little paper punched catalog and old school wrap accents. The submission is covered bookboard, so the weight made it a substantial delivery and the joy of finding little surprises tucked inside each of the smaller envelopes made it a special treat to receive.
There were so many wonderful entries that we’d like to share a few more. We hope you’ll be as impressed as we were with the detail found in each submission — from hand-stitched treatments that really wowed us, to little handmade envelopes made of packing tape, to various Paper Source catalog accents used to adorn several submissions.
2nd Place: We fell in love with the amazing detail that Julia P. from Lagrange, KY had on her submission. From the tiny stitched flags (don’t you just love them?) to foxes cut out from the catalog, we all want to become her pen pal!
3rd Place: Who wouldn’t run to the mailbox to get this fun, layered mail art creation? We think Kathie M. from Santa Barbara, CA mixed the right amount of fun, and we were awed by the awesome lined envelope touch created using our shopping bag (what a perfect way to highlight our favorite wasp!).
4th Place: How about this A7 box mailer turned into a fantastic little suitcase, complete with travel -stamped icons by Katie N. from Chicago, IL?
We want to extend a great big thank you to everyone who entered the contest. You have inspired each of us to send more letters through the mail in unique and unusual ways.