Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Postal Museum

You know, not too long ago I remember being obsessed with my visual journals and experimenting with texture techniques.  I must be really fickle, because I have not even touched any of that since my postal obsession.  So bear with me while that continues!

You might be interested to know that you can download some freebies from the U. S. Postal Museum website.  This is not to be confused with the U. S. Postal Service.  Case in point... when I submitted an envelope to the Graceful Envelope contest a few years ago, I accidentally left off the post office box number in the address.  Apparently, the U.S. postal service does not know where the U.S. postal museum is, and they sent the envelope back to me!

Anyway, you can visit the museum website and use their options to make stationary.  Rather than make stationary, I put several stamp designs on the page in different sizes and printed those.  I also explored all the drop down menus to see what else was there and printed some other things.  

Here are a couple more things from their website, but I can't remember where I found them.  I was exploring further and came across them somewhere. 

Lastly, my post office box rent is due this month, and my postmaster likes it when I decorate my envelope.  It's fun for me to surprise her each year.
Go forth and postalize something!


gaye said...

Very cool site. I printed out the mail bags. Going back to look for more. Thanks

Andria said...

Hi Pat! I found you through Caatje. I'm on a bit of a postal kick, too, so thank you for the link to the Postal Museum. I browsed quickly down the page at your past entries, and can't wait to read through them more carefully. I've been using postage stamps to make Christmas tags today; they are my current favorite play thing!