Thursday, December 12, 2013

nye in an envelope.

I signed up to participate in the Happy New Year Letter Exchange project that Papered Thoughts set up and the first task was to create new years eve in an envelope!

At first I didn't know what to do, but once I got one idea it just came together. I decided to stick with traditional (in my opinion) NYE colors. So everything I created was based around black, silver and gold! And who doesn't love those colors with a little glitter added!
I first grabbed some glitter scrapbook paper from JoAnn Fabric for my inspiration! I thought these papers were awesome!
Confetti! What NYE doesn't involve glitter?
Then I picked up these great glitter chipboard letters and black satin ribbon from Michael's to make a New Years banner! I thought it would be great for her to use for photos! I loved the banner so much, I ended up making one for my husband and I to use too!

I packaged everything up and labeled all the packages using some kraft stickers with silver letters.
I decided to package it like a little book. I taped two pieces of cardboard together and taped everything inside!

The finished project! I mailed it off yesterday to Australia! I hope it makes it there safely and she loves it! I had a great time making it.


  1. I think your mailing was so creative. I too participated and my envelope has reached my partner. I have the second box (notice the inflation?) ready to go. This was so much fun I am looking for more exchanges. Also trying to convince my partner we need to keep on going.

  2. Thank you Suzi D.! That is awesome that you took place in the NYE in an envelope too. Did you instagram pictures? I would love to see them. Are you looking for more penpals?