resliced Happy Mail #3

Last week I ran across a story (via Snail Mail All Year on Facebook) about a boy named Bubby who is celebrating what doctors think might be his last (and 9th) birthday today!

His story (read it here) really pulled at my heartstrings and I knew he deserved to jump line for the next piece of #reslicedHappyMail.

He loves snail mail and stickers. I don’t have much of the latter, but I knew I could handle the former. 😉

I don’t have many birthday cards on hand and figured a soon-to-be-9-year-old wouldn’t be super thrilled about calligraphy so I decided some good ole cut-and-paste would do the trick. I used to cut letters from magazines to make funky wording on collages back in the day. I figured I’d dust off my collage skills for this card because the appearance would be more sticker-like and a bit more fun for Bubby to open.

I had picked up a copy of a local magazine, the Blue Fish Digest, at Cafe Strudel the other week because I thought the cover art was super cute (admittedly, that shallow reasoning typically drives my book purchases as well). I had a blank white card and envelope set handy so I didn’t construct the envelope from scratch. I just used the cover as an embellishment on the front.


All in all, the card and envelope took me about 30 minutes to construct. I made it entirely from material I had on hand. All of the letters and pictures were cut from the same issue of Blue Fish Digest magazine which I promptly recycled afterwards 🙂

I highly encourage you to dig through your stash and send something fun to Bubby! It may be late since today is his birthday, but I think it’d be worth sending so he can continue to feel special everyday!

You can send your card to:

Bubby Everson
P.O. BOX 1142
Graham, WA 98338

Read more about Bubby here.

If you know someone who could use a little reminder that they are special, nominate them for a piece of #reslicedHappyMail! Read all about it here.

View all of the #reslicedHappyMail projects here.

Author: Jordan Slice-Metcalfe

My name is Jordan. I'm a full-time working mom whose coffee cup is always half full (and probably still in the microwave). I've got a weak spot for rescuing old dogs, pretending pizza is a vegetable, negotiating dessert with every meal, propagating more plants than any home needs, dreaming of sewing projects while my husband is talking to me, and loving my tribe too deep.

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