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Offline AnasaziWrites

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Stamps and Letters
« on: May 01, 2022, 05:55:48 PM »
A friend pointed me to this article about using vintage stamps to decorate hand-written letters/envelopes, which I have done for years, particularly in the exchanges, matching the color envelopes or theme of the exchange. I've also received a few. Anyone else do this currently?

https://www.theglampad.com/2022/04/letter-writing-and-the-changing-face-of-stamp-collecting.html


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Re: Stamps and Letters
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2022, 06:37:49 PM »
Wow - what a FANTASTIC article! Thank you so much for sharing. I have purchased some and used a couple of times but I always forget. The one in the article are like an art form all on its own.  ;D
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Re: Stamps and Letters
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2022, 01:01:15 AM »
I'm inspired!!  Thanks for sharing this interesting link!
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Re: Stamps and Letters
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2022, 01:47:22 PM »
I love this idea so much and have some special stamps myself.....but I don't like parting with them! They typically cost more than their face value (unless you bought them a long time ago)...That adds up so I only use them for extra special notes.
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Re: Stamps and Letters
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2022, 01:04:36 PM »
This article is great, Anasazi, thank you for sharing! I have quite a few old stamps and they're fun to use for handwritten envelopes, but I struggle with picking and arranging them in a way that looks cohesive. Definitely going to take a few pointers from here.  ;D

Some of the examples the author shows also use rubber stamps really creatively! Maybe I should dust off my old rubber stamp collection...

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Re: Stamps and Letters
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2022, 05:25:39 PM »
LOL @Ashley K  - I was thinking the same thing about dusting off my old rubber stamp collection. And then I remembered I gave the entire tub away to a friend when we moved last year. Which is why I never get rid of anything. I always want it later.  ;D
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