Hey friends!  It’s Kira and I am back with a look at something fun I made for one of my pen pals.  It’s a loaded envelope!  For my kit this month, I requested something fun and girly so I could make mail for my pen pals.  My curator started with the Dear Lizzy New Day collection and built my kit from there!  You can check out my IGTV unboxing video to see exactly what came in my petite kit this month. 

These are one of my favorite things to make for my pen pals because:

a.       You can stuff it full of goodies

b.       They come together REALLY quickly

c.       The end result is always super cute!

I started this one with a square vellum envelope from my stash.  I had never used vellum for this sort of project so I wasn’t sure if I would be happy with the outcome, but I think it gave it such a cool look! I cut one of the 6×6 papers down to back my envelope. 

Then it was just a matter of stuffing it full of crafty goodness!  Some easy items to include in a loaded envelope:  journaling cards, die cuts, cut aparts, stickers, DIY embellishments, clothespins/paperclips, pencils, tags, and of course a letter to your pen pal! 

I created an envelope from a paper from my stash and used the Freckled Fawn puffy word “hi” to indicate that a note would be waiting inside.  A little DIY pocket made out of a 6×6 paper, a die cut and a puffy word “make” works perfectly for some die cuts I would send to my pen pal. 

One of my favorite things to include in a loaded envelope is rosettes on sticks to add height to the piece of mail.  But I was out of crepe paper when I created this, so I decided to make little paper flags instead.  I used a few of the 6×6 papers from New Day to create my flags, and then hot glued them onto a wood skewer.  I also added a die cut moon to a skewer as well, and love how cute it is popping out of the top of this envelope!

I finished off the envelope with a big cluster of embellishments on the front and tied the entire envelope with some fuchsia twine.  I can’t wait for my pen pal to see this fun piece of mail!

Thanks for stopping by!

xo, Kira