Nicole here again to share another post by a fabulous guest designer. This time we have some adorable happy mail envelopes created by Brandi Kincaid. She is an incredible force in the crafty community so I'm sure you've heard of her before.
This post was originally published on her blog, but with her permission I am able to share it here. Now, take it away Brandi!
I had so much fun playing with the Happy Mail stamps sets from Right at Home that I had to pull myself away from my big yellow table so that something, anything else on my to-do list could get done.
I used the Happy Mail, Happy Mail Year 2, and Happy Mail Year 3 sets to make a stack of envelopes for all the cards I've been learning to make this year that have so far sat homeless on my desk. Who knew making envelopes could be so fun and addictive? I'm pretty it's these sets that made these projects so much fun.
I love using small stamps to make my own patterned paper of sorts, so I did just that to create some fun designs. The fact that these sets have so many awesome buildable elements made it easy to add pops of color and dimension with ink, and I LOVE that.
Plus, the fact that I could punch out that little circle with my 2.5" punch easy-peasy? PERFECTION.
Those little envelopes slay me.
I'm such a sucker for lots of color on a white background, but I had a blue green envelope on the side of my table that was calling to me while I was making these envelopes, so I played with some little 1.5" stamped and punched white circles in side the simple black inked cirlce "frame" and I love how it turned out - different, but really fun.
Right when I told myself it was time to stop for the day, I remembered I needed an envelope for a little note I planned to slip into a friend's mailbox next week when I'll be close to her home, so I grabbed the flowers to make a simple, but colorful border, and made sure to use the adorable "not a bill" stamp to flag it as something good in her box (though I'm certain that most companies aren't using floral envelopes for their bills these days).
I'm so thankful to Nicole for sharing her awesome designs with me and encouraging me to play - I loved every minute, and I am already looking at which other stamps I need to add to my collection to make more envelopes!
P.S. Make sure to follow along with Brandi on Instagram for peeks into her crafty life!