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Hello!


This is my project for week two of the #happymayl challenge for Thoughtful Studio: a snailmail folder! 😄


I've listed all the information below if you're interested in joining the challenge. Don't forget to click the link at the bottom of this blog post to get these lovely freebies for yourself!


To start my snailmail folder, I decided to print the grayscale version of the freebies, which oddly enough, inspired this rainbow explosion!


Once I had the printed envelope pattern in front of me, all I wanted to do was color it in. I used Copic markers to fill in the envelopes and distress inks to blend across the two other black and white patterns.


I fussy cut all the ephemera and used the same Copic markers to color in the lightest #happymayl piece rainbow to match.


I trimmed down a sheet of blue card stock to 7" x 10" and scored it down the middle to get a 5" x 7" folder.


I used the last black and white freebie pattern and cut it down to 5" x 7" to cover the front of the folder. I layered the two distress inked panels and some of the ephemera to the front as well, and adhered it all with liquid glue.


To create the pockets, I trimmed down two pieces of the colored envelope pattern to 4 1/4" x 2 3/4". I also cut two 1/2" x 7" strips to line each edge of the folder. I used 1/8" double sided tape to attach the pockets and embellished them with more ephemera.


I took a premade A2 envelope to add an extra pocket to the folder by gluing down the flap to the inside back of the folder. I lined the inside with a piece of yellow card stock to add some extra support to the fold.


I embellished the rest of the folder with the ephemera pieces and the remaining card stock.


I had so much fun creating this rainbow happymail! 🌈😊 I hope you will play along with this challenge, I can't wait to see what you create!





You can find more creations from me and the rest of the Thoughtful Studio design team on Instagram and Facebook @thoughtfulstudio, as well as following the hashtags #madewiththoughtful and #thoughtfulstudioDT .


If you'd like to get these lovely freebies for yourself, you can follow this link: https://linktr.ee/thoughtfulstudio and click #HAPPYMAYL Challenge Printables.


Click on over to my next post to see the week three prompt: a #happymayl card!


-Jenni :)





Hello!


Do you love happymail?!


Marie from Thoughtful Studio has created a fun challenge for the month of May to shine some light on the essential workers in our postal service. There are four prompts and some awesome freebies to start creating with.


For week one, I used the Tess-A-Penpal digital paper kit and ephemera to create these colorful themed tags. I cut out the stitched tag bases using some dies from my stash, as well as a lacey border die from Pinkfresh Studio.

I used the lacey die to cut a few of the patterned papers from the kit and layered them at the top of the larger tag. Then I arranged a bunch of the ephemera across the whole tag and glued it down.

I tried to do something a little different for the next tag by adding a tiny pocket to the front. I took a rounded stitched rectangle die that fit the front of the tag and cut it from a piece of patterned paper. Then I ripped it in half and added tea dye distress oxide along the edges.


I added 1/8" double sided tape to the back and attached it to the tag. I used more ephemera from the collection to embellish the front and add to the inside of the little pocket.




You can find more creations from me and the rest of the Thoughtful Studio design team on Instagram and Facebook @thoughtfulstudio, as well as following the hashtags #madewiththoughtful and #thoughtfulstudioDT .


If you'd like to get these lovely freebies for yourself, you can follow this link: https://linktr.ee/thoughtfulstudio and click #HAPPYMAYL Challenge Printables.


Click on over to my next post to see the week two prompt: a Snailmail Folder!


-Jenni :)


Supplies


Paper:

Tess-A-Penpal: https://www.etsy.com/listing/778206769/digital-paper-instant-download-happymail?ref=shop_home_active_6


Dies:

Classic Edgers: https://www.pinkfreshstudio.com/collections/stand-alone-dies/products/essentials-classic-edgers-die-set


Hello!


I hope everyone had a nice weekend and a lovely Mother’s Day.

I have been attempting to organize lately, which only seems to be making a bigger mess. 😅 However, I came across some stamps that I haven’t used in awhile and was inspired to make up some cards.


Some of those stamps included a bunch from Sweet Stamp Shop, particularly the princess sets. I thought they would be really fun to color up and give me a chance to use a couple sets that I hadn’t yet.


To start, I stamped out the princesses and a castle onto a piece of 80 lb. Neenah card stock with Gina K. amalgam ink.


I colored in the images with a combination of Spectrum Noir and Copic markers. I used gold and white Uniball Signo gel pens to add details and highlights.


Once colored, I fussy cut around images and moved onto the sentiment.

I masked off part of the sentiment “Be brave, dreams come true everyday” that was included in one of the sets, and used Versamark ink to stamp it onto a blue card stock banner. I added white detail embossing powder and melted it with my heat tool.


I cut the ’smile’ die from Hello Bluebird‘s Photo Stack Die set from dark pink card stock to finish the sentiment.


I used a sheet of patterned paper from a Craftsmart paper pad called Mermaid Lagoon for the card front. I layered that on top of a piece of aqua card stock I cut to 5”x7”.


I made a 5”x7” card base from 110 lb. White card stock and added the main panel.


I love Disney, so coloring up these images to match some of the classic and new princesses was super fun.


Thanks so much for stopping by!


-Jenni :)


Supplies

Paper:

Craftsmart Paper Pad: https://www.michaels.com/mermaid-lagoon-paper-pad-by-craft-smart-12in-by-12in/10584935.html


Dies:

Photo Stack Die: https://shop.hellobluebird.com/collections/2019-february/products/hb-2170


Everyday Sentiment Banners: https://www.lawnfawn.com/products/everyday-sentiment-banners?_pos=1&_sid=33118ebbc&_ss=r


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