Wednesday, August 24, 2011

^^ Snail Mail Giveaway -- Flocked Cards by Rational Designs ^^

Remember this post, about how we used to send letters and cards but now we do almost everything by email?  Well, Rational Designs of Etsy has donated the gorgeous cards I featured for a lucky winner!

I also wanted to share this cute little snail I got in the mail from Createology.  After that post, she sent me LITERAL snail mail.  She made this... isn't it the most adorable thing?  A snail?  In the mail? 

So here's the deal.

Please visit Rational Designs Etsy store by clicking here 
(let's pass some thanks to her!)

Make a comment and be sure to leave me a way to contact you
if you don't have email on your profile on your blog.

And promise me you'll write to someone
you haven't talked to in a while.

Giveaway winner announced
Sunday August 28th

Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and writes the blog Pretty Things.  She's a contributor to Art Bead Scene and is also the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party.


  1. What a lovely, thoughtful giveaway from your friend at Rational Designs. Went over and liked her page...nice designs there!

    I love the Snail you received cute!!

    Now, who needs a letter..... xoxo

  2. Lovely note cards! They remind me of Sunday lunch at my aunt's house. She had flocked wallpaper, first an olive green color, and later a lovely white. As a kid, the idea of flocked wallpaper was fun--but mom wouldn't let us touch it.

    And that snail in the mail is so clever!!!

  3. Hi!
    Love the concept! And the adorable snail you rec'vd via "snailmail" is classic! The Flocked Cards you have listed are beautiful!

    Have a great day!!
    Lea from:

  4. Those cards are yummy (and so is Rational Design's shop).

  5. Trinity12:17 PM

    Love love love the cards, and so glad I found your site. Off to browse...

  6. Oh I really like these...and the pink and green preppy set. Thanks for the contest!

  7. Anonymous12:39 PM

    The snail in the mail is too cute! And the cards are gorgeous. I just sent a birthday card in the mail for a friend far away. And added confetti and glitter, of course =-)


  8. Supercool shop! I love the vibrant patterns like Peacock, but the bold Mismatched B&W sets are really striking too. Thanks for the link and giveaway!

  9. I love writing letters and sending small notes. It's personal and adds that special touch to someone's life. Wonderful!

  10. That 'mail snail' is absolutely adorable! lol

    What beautiful cards! My beading partner shay commented that she loved the letter I sent with my soup and that she never receives letters in the post anymore, so I told her I'd keep her addie and drop her the odd note :) I just sent off a card to a friend down in Texas, too :) The art of snail mailing isn't dead.. just... hibernating lol

  11. Hi Lori: Thanks for the shout and the snail does look really cute if I do say so myself.
    I really like the royal blue and gold swiss dot notecards that Rational Designs has to offer. How sweet of her to offer a give away through you. I love to send mail to unsuspecting peeps. Happy mailing dear...

  12. The snail mail was my smile for the day! Thanks for sharing.

  13. Rebecca4:48 PM

    stumbled upon your site and can't wait to browse through your other posts! you are very kind to give your readers a gift!!

    rebeccazerjav at yahoo dot com

  14. What a cute snail. Her Black currant floral notecard set is to die for.
    I love writing cards and sending them to friends and family. It's about time to send a card to both my boys who are volunteering in New York, plus my daughter in law who just lost her grandfather. So I may be getting cards to send. :)

  15. Great idea, Lori. I still send birthday cards but rarely sit down to write a letter, although there are a couple of people to whom I should be writing. Thanks for prodding me to get busy doing that!!

  16. Hi Lori,
    Great idea and I too love the snail.
    I have a few people who I am sure would like a snail mail Hello!

  17. I love the cards from Rational Degisns. I like blank notecards they are perfect for any occasion.

  18. I love blank notecards they are perfect for any occasion. The cards from Rational Designs are beautiful.

  19. I absolutely LOVE the note cards...I will make sure to visit her site again on payday! :)

    And how ingenious is the snail mail!!! It made me smile! Thanks for sharing it with us!

    Stephanie :)

  20. Hi Miss Lori, it's feels so nice to get back to some regular blogging...i have missed you and everyone so much...i just love the thoughtfulness of your cute little "snail in the mail" and the lovely cards offered in your giveaway i will definatly check out her shop asap.
    take care ttfn Lana :)

  21. Rational Designs cards are lovely - peacock is divine. The snail mail is clever & adorable!

  22. Just visited the Rational Designs site and she has gorgeous note cards! I love the black currant floral set...but this teal flocked set would also be a great win!!

  23. Back in the days of snail mail I was a literal note card hoarder, lol! I loved looking for and buying note cards! These are adorable! And LOVE that snail!

  24. Amy is very talented indeed. I really like those Thank You cards with the little rhinestones. That snail is just too cute!

  25. i love sending & receiving snail mail! great blog.

  26. Oh, writing paper! I am such a paper fiend, and I love to write letters and send cards! There will always be a business for snail mail, I think. Speaking of which, what a fun snail! Cuteness! Thanks for the chance to win!

  27. Very cool, love the flocking and the color!

  28. What beautiful cards! And that Snail is just Fantabulous......

  29. Anonymous7:39 PM

    I love the flocked cards. I like to sit and write out a note in the winter months to firends i dont see often. We keep in contact on email but there nothing like opening the mail and finding a hand written note that someone has taken the extra steps to send in the Snail mail.

  30. oh my gosh those are beautiful! They would definitely inspire me to write and send :)

    That snail is just too cute!!!


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