Friday, April 15, 2016

You stamped with WHAT for Color Throwdown???

I made this for a friend.. how fun to receive:

When I was in 7th grade, one of my best friends went to a different junior high, and though we lived nearby and saw each other every weekend, we wrote snail-mail letters to each other and decorated the envelopes.  It was always fun to receive funky envelopes with fancy-folded letters.  Who remembers 1993???  Oh yeah!

Supplies and notes:

  • You can see the DI's I used for this envelope above...
  • That block is what I used to stamp.  It was packaging from something, and I... I... I hoarded it.  There.  I said it.  I kept a small piece of packaging.  Truth be told, I will keep it still, and and and: I have another one.  
  • I actually added some Glossy Accents to the Studio G rain boots stamp.  It is very subtle, but that is good... the post office won't freak out! 
This project was inspired by the following two challenges:


  1. Decorated envies are so fun! Fun tool you used to stamp with too~

  2. I just love that you hoarded bits and pieces of packaging, because you made an incredible envie with it! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  3. you did it so great with this envelope and joining the color challenge
    Love your envelope Mimi
    do I get one please
    oh wrong may I have one pleasee I was a birthday girl hehehe
    jump now to your other post sweety

  4. When I was a child I had many pen pals. So folded letters and notes, oh yes, I remember. Nice piece, clever item to stamp with!

  5. How fun for someone to receive this funky and fabulous envie in the mail! I love it, Mimi! I karacked up when you harkened way back to 1993 - like that was SUCH a long time ago! Please! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

  6. What a splendid idea and a great way to use that packaging and keep it out of the landfill! Thanks so much for taking the challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash!

  7. Well, that's a fun way to decorate an envelope! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Color Throwdown this week!

  8. Such a neat idea and EVERYONE loves to receive mail art!!! <3

  9. Fab take on the sketch! Amazing what we can save to re-purpose for crafty goodness isn't it??
    Thanks for playing along with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH for our "You Stamped With What??" challenge!

  10. Haha! Great minds think alike again. I used the same foam stuff from leftover packaging to create my next big project. This envelope is wonderful and what great memories you shared! Anyone would enjoy receiving a lovely design like this. Hugz! ~Niki

  11. oh that's as AWESOME as it is clever! so so soooooooooo diggin' this inna big big way! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! ♥♥♥

    (ps: you know how you think you're about the same age as someone & then suddenly you find out that in 1993 (when you'd been married for 8 years, lol) they were in junior high... yeah... that... :0:0:0 ...sigh... ♥

  12. Woot, woot! Love your creativity here and for taking me back to 1993! Can't remember if I was sporting Girbauds then, but just thinking of it made me smile. You go, girl!

  13. I remember writing letter to friends, family and pen pals.... I still do. Can't beat a hand written note to someone dear. Sweet envelope, Mimi.
    x Asha