Last month I did a fun mail swap with my friend Noelle and I had to make her a few handmade goodies to tuck along the other treats I sent her like some Bath & Body Works products in a scent she likes, pretty nail polish, and stylish boot socks. Since it's me, that meant it was best to stick with a paper craft!
While I've been taking time away from blogging, I have been watching a lot of amazing YouTubers and one of my favorite crafty girls to follow along with is Sabrina Ann and I used her Envelope Flip Book Tutorial as a starting spot for this project. I found the tip to add a gusset so you have enough room to stuff your envelopes with goodies for your pen friend to be especially helpful. Since I found that hint improved my experience with assembly, I'd like to add one of my own. I've made projects with prepackaged envelopes before and have found that I get a much sturdier and higher quality envelope if I made them out of my own cardstock. I like using the We Are Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board to do so because it makes it so easy to make them in a wide range of sizes.
Hope you enjoy the quick flip through the Envelope Flip Book I made, the lighting is a lot better than in my last video so I think the colors are truer to real life. The paper pad is by Craft Smith and it's called Winter Wonderland, it was purchased from Michaels when it was a Hot Buy and I snagged it for just $5!
Here are some additional pictures too.
I created this pretty ribbon tie closure with a cut apart from the paper pad.
My daughter made a bunch of ribbon paper clips for her friends and I joined her by making a couple too. The card I washi taped them onto is flocked and textured, very cool!
I added little stamped tags identifying the contents of each pocket, purely for cuteness factor.
My friend's monogram is on the front of this embellishment cluster.
I used a We Are Memory Keepers Tab Punch to make coordinating tabs for the second project I created to send, I'll be posting a quick video of that tomorrow.
More goodies like premade tags and Target's Bullseye's Playground aka the $1, $3, $5 section at the front of their store.
In side this last pocket I added a little note explaining what I think a Flip Book is and my intention behind making and sending her one. I also used a simple paper banner paper clip to include an extra filler card.