decorated envelopes, mail art, lettering ideas
I think when we are used to a work flow we can't seemingly stop ourselves from doing it the same way every time. Here's a story that goes the other way - waiting until the very end for the stamps.I got all my envelopes done and as always, I waited until the last minute to put the stamps on (I usually have JUST enough stamps - so I'm paranoid about it). It was the August Exchange and I took pics of each envelope before I mailed them. 2 or 3 days later, I was showing the pics to a friend and noticed one of them did NOT have postage! I panicked, because I knew for certain it was mailed that way.I contacted the recipient and amazingly - it was delivered WITHOUT any postage! I was happy it was delivered, but my paranoia in waiting til the last minute for postage, could have bad consequences too!
I always wait until I'm finished with the envelope before putting the stamp on it. With non exchange envelopes, I have frequently been upset because there isn't enough room for the stamp I want to use. The stamp will cover up part of the lettering.