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