Sunday, February 21, 2010

Tied with a ribbon and sealed with wax

Ribbon and wax

This beauty from the marvelous Catwrangler came inside the envelope like this - what a lovely idea! This way the ribbon and the wax stay perfectly intact. I had to photograph this one before I even read it, because I knew opening it would break the seal, and I could never get the ribbon back so pretty again.

cat envelope

I'd never seen this cat design on an envelope before - is the kitty holding a stick or chopsticks in its mouth?

Send a letter, receive a letter

I love this rubber stamp. It seems so obvious: "Send a letter, receive a letter," but it's one of those simple wisdom sort of things that's great to keep repeating, like a mantra.

This was a great letter to read as well as to unwrap.

11 comments:

  1. I love it! I would adore if I got a letter like that in the mail. What a perfect old fashioned style...I wish my ribbon tieing could look that nice!

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  2. So nice, both the envelope and the content!

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  3. that is nice and I would love to be able to do that ,it is great , thanks for sharing that with us I love it .

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  4. Ha! I could use such a stamp as reminder. Ingenious way to keep the ribbon&seal intact!

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  5. Lucky you, that's lovely!! I'll try to make one like that next time I send a letter (though it's probably much harder than it looks).

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  6. I always thought the cat was holding a paintbrush for some reason. Now that I look at it - it doesn't look like anything. The ribbon and the seal was just a thought. Never had done it before! Glad everyone enjoyed it. :-)

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  7. I think the cat is holding a fish net.

    I like the ribbon and wax

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  8. Cool envelope and letter. Seems the wax would have cracked during transit.

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  9. Aww, that cat on the outside of the envelope is really cute. <3 And that's such a great idea to put the wax-sealing on the inside that way you still get the great effect and send it through the mail. The pink paper and blue ribbon is really pretty too; LOVE the little drops of wax all over. :]
    - L

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  10. Oh..and I agree about the stamp. :] So simple, yet should be repeated and thought of more often.
    - L

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  11. I hope to start using wax seals soon - I've been shopping. I think they are lovely.

    M Schrock
    Franklin, IN, USA

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