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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Another ATC Mailer, now with bees!

I had so much fun with the Mermaid Mailer I just did, that I had to try another one with a different theme. This one is all about the bees, with a butterfly and some rogue ladybugs thrown in for fun. For this mailer, I chose to embrace the brown of the cardboard and use it as part of the design. I had a great black and white ribbon, and used it to keep the mailer closed instead of the tab and slot in the back. A couple of great charms are wired to the ribbon, and a specimen tag is tucked up under the bow. The ribbon slides off for easy opening; no need to untie!

On this photo of the back, you can see here how the flap is just folded down and held in place with the ribbon. The butterfly is attached to the ribbon with a thin strip of double sided tape. I like the natural color of the envelope showing; it really accentuates the nice curves of the flap.

Let's open it up and see the ATC. The inside is decorated with more bees, a friendly fairy with a lucky four leaf clover, and a loveliness of ladybugs (yes, that is the real name for a group of them!)

It's easy to remove the card to add it to your collection.

But wait, there's more! The lucky fairy is actually standing on a craft paper envelope, perfect for holding a surprise ATC. I added a tab to the edge, so it's easy to remove.

There you go. Let's put it all back together and give it to a friend.

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