What a nifty idea! if you want creative envelopes, go to Maps, map the route from your letter to the other person's mailbox. Print them up, fold them into 8 by 11 envelopes (or smaller if you are sending cards). This would be cool for pen pals
I get asked all the time what is the best black ink pad. This is a great article. I use all of these pads except for Soot Black from Distress. She did not cover Brilliance Ink. I love that black for stamping on vellum.
Just saved a ton of money on not having to buy expensive flip-card dies! Crafters Corner : Flip-Card Tutorial using partial die-cutting! Now I can use ANY Thin-lit die, not just the Stampin Up Flip card dies!
Video for all kinds of flower punches - awesome! She uses a mist of water & then a bone folder to twirl the punched out circles, flower shapes, etc into a petal. She gives the recipes for how many petals for each flower shape.