Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Message in a Bottle

Ahoy!

Welcome to my stop on the Club Scrap Lagoon Blog Hop. If you'd like to start at the beginning of the Club Scrap hop, click HERE.


Retrieving the Message In A Bottle from my post box.
The Lagoon Collection inspired me to create a "message in a bottle" mailable greeting.


Did you know you can ship just about anything through the mail as long as it has a proper address? Just for fun, I mailed this bottle containing a message to my daughter.


Purchase a corked flat plastic bottle at a local craft store. 


Add a variety of items including, Lagoon Shell Sequins and Mini Bottle, beads, seashells, confetti, a mini umbrella, and of course a message on rolled up paper.

Items included in the bottle.
Message created with Club Scrap's Lagoon UM stamps.



Make sure the rolled message extends into the neck of the bottle to ensure that the recipient can remove it easily. 


Wrap Washi Tape and a small rubber band around the neck and cork to prevent it from coming loose during the mailing process. 

 


Cut two 2x4" Club Stamp Quad print panels. Add stamped images, a sentiment, and mailing information and adhere to the bottle with Bookbinding Glue. 



Postage to mail the "message in a bottle" was $2.67. This is a bit more than a standard letter but well worth it to see the look on my daughter's face when she retrieved it from the mail box.


Next on the hop, check out what Lilian at The Leaf Studio is doing with the Lagoon Collection.

Wishing you smooth sailing,
Kay


19 comments:

  1. Fun bottle idea Kay!
    Always love seeing all your little details.

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  2. I LOVE this!! Also I have shipped stuff in altered coke bottles many many times. I am sure your post office had fun with this.

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    1. Oh the altered coke bottle idea sounds really cool, thank you Annette!

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  3. I wonder what everyone was thinking at the post office when they processed your mailed message in a bottle. I'll bet it brought a LOT of smiles!

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    1. That cool quote from the Jumbo UM Stamps fit on the outside of the bottle so nicely opposite of the address label, so hoping our letter carrier also enjoyed it!

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  4. What a cute idea, and cute bottle! :)
    Hugs
    Cheryl

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  5. You taught me something new...I had no idea you could mail something like that! My nieces love sending and receiving mail. This will be a fun craft day at Aunt Wendy's! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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    1. Well I feel lucky to have taught you something new! How fun is that?!?! I really didn't think the bottle would arrive looking basically the same as I mailed it, was nice. Just remember to leave room for the postage or meter strip.

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  6. NO FREAKING WAY! I'm so gonna do this for my nieces and nephew! You are the master, Kay!

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    1. Oh your nieces and nephew will love it, it's easy but novel and something they will remember.

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  7. Great idea...wish my son would appreciate it 😁

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    1. Maybe if the bottle was large enough to hold bacon or beef jerky? Ha!

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  8. Fantastic! I read a chick lit book about a single rubber stamper who ends getting together withh the postman because of all the crazy things she sent/received in the mail. Who wouldn't want t
    o receive this?!

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    1. Oh what a cute story, thanks for sharing that!

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  9. Such a fun idea, I always loved the idea of sending fun stuff like this through the mail. :)

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  10. Your daughter will absolutely love it. So clever!

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  11. O.M.G! What a super cute idea! I'm totally doing this more my nieces and nephew!

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