DIY Pen-pal pocket envelope *hurries to make more*

Hello! How are you today? Welcome or welcome back to my blog!

Today I’m back with a super fun post, that includes pen-paling so it’s gotta be awesome! I’ve been having a ton of fun sending out (and receiving) Christmas themed mail and although this isn’t Christmas themed, you can definitely make it more festive! Anyways, I got the idea for this from a collaboration I did this summer with the lovely Karen from her Etsy shop, HanjiKraft. The Inso for this project came from her happy mail kit she sent me and I absolutely loved hers so I decided I wanted to try it myself! Here’s a link to my post I did about her product, just in case you missed it 🙂 Anyways, I figured this would be a fun post and I hope you enjoy it! Let’s begin!

Supplies!

  • 2 envelopes, that are the same size and shape
  • washi tape
  • some fun patterned paper and ephemera
  • scissors
  • glue

So, first step. Take two of the same envelopes, make sure they’re the same size!

Now, cut off the flaps on both envelopes. I know, I know. If you’re any bit like me and treasure each and every envelope, this part can be a bit sad. But I promise the end result is worth it!

Now, tape the envelopes together with the pockets showing face up, so it can fold like a card! I taped both sides, the inside and out and I just taped it with a cute washi tape!

Next, grab that cute paper and ephemera I mentioned in the supplies list and flip over and fold your envelope pocket. Tape or glue the paper like a college on the fun part, sticking whatever you want, wherever you want! This is the real fun part, be creative!

Ta-da!!! Here’s how mine turned out, I really really like it 🤩 I also used a white gel pen to create the dots on the back of the envelope, just to add a special unique touch. And that’s all! What’d you think? I love how this turned out and it’s so so cute and easy, literally only took me like 15-20 minutes to make and now I have a cute little envelope pocket thing to stick in a letter! It’s also super fun to fill up the pockets on both sides with your letter and extra goodies and etc. All around just a fun little diy!


And that’s all for today! I hope you enjoyed, and let me know in the comments what you thought of this post! I had a lot of fun creating this, DIY penpal stuff is always so fun to craft and create ❤

Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for reading, it means the most 💛

x, Jasmin

September bujo set-up! *runs in the door late*

Hello! How are you today? I hope you’re doing fabulous! Today I’m back with my bujo set-up for SEPTEMBER. *Mindblown* I don’t even know how it’s already September?! Sorry about not doing any bullet journal posts during the summer, I did actually work on my bujo a little but with how busy we get in the summer I just didn’t have full spreads to do posts on :(( I’ve thought about maybe just doing a post with all three of my “summer” (June, July, and August) spreads in it? Would y’all enjoy that? Lemme know in the comments!

Anyways, let’s head onto this post!

For September’s theme, I chose one I’d seen floating around the blogosphere and Pinterest. RETRO!!! Also, little side note: I’m not good at the time periods so if I’m calling it retro and it’s somethings else, please forgive me and don’t hate to much *covers face*

Here’s the overview!! I think it turned out super cute, and it was SO SO easy! I hadn’t done this theme before because I thought it looked hard or something but ahhh. It was easy and it’s so cute and colorful! Above we’ve just got the cover page and a quote across from it.

Stay rad!!

Next is my calendar page, one of my favorites. Not necessarily the design or theme though, I just really like to write all my stuff down in calendars. It makes me feel so organized and adult-ish! What’s something special or cool that’s on your calendar for September?

Next, we’ve got a collage page and a notes page! For the collage page, I got all the pictures off of Pinterest or google and I just made a collage, printed it out and then glued them on! I like how it turned out 🙂 The notes page is kinda just a filler page, I’ll go into more detail in the paragraph under the picture below.

For this page I just put some of my goals for the month and added some of my bucket list type hopes and dream! I want to hangout with friends, drink water, make sure to keep up in school and talk to God more.
And thats all! This months lay out was shorter than usual but hey, we’re working ourselves back into the groove 😉


Anyways, I hope you enjoyed! Did you bullet journal this month? If so, what was your theme? Anything super exciting happening in September for you? I hope you day goes great! 💛

Chat with me in the comments, I’d love to talk!

xx, Jasmin

HanjiKraft happy mail surprise kit review. *my socks are blown off*

Hello my lovelies! Today I’m back with another review, and believe me, this is a good one! If you’re anything like me and have a huge obsession with anything pen-pal-y, snail mail-ish or stationary things, then you’ll love this. The sweetest girl, Karen Kim, over at her Etsy shop: HanjiKraft, sent me some of her beautiful products and I could talk about them forever. and ever and ever. First of all, let’s get this straight: I have only good things to say.

Karen was the sweetest to work with, super fast with shipping and replying, very good at communicating and really generous and kind. I recommend her shop so much, and all the products are wonderful quality.

Now, instead of listening to me rant about how much I love the stuff, I’ll show you it.

Warning: It’s pretty awesome and you’re going to want to go buy it so be ready with your money 😉

First off: WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT PACKAGING?! *Heart eyes for years* It’s so gorgeous and perfect and I wish I could package stuff this perfectly!

Karen sent me this adorable little keychain that so reminds me of myself and it says “hahahahahahahhahahahanope.” It’s absolutely adorable and so super handy for clipping onto your purse or backpack!

SO. CUTE.

When you open the larger package, this is what you pull out. *Internal happy squeals* It’s so so so so beautiful; it just makes my inner pen-pal-er so happy 🤩

And guys. Get this: the whole time I was opening this I was just like “wow okay. ahhhh it is so pretty!!!!! AHHH!!! SO PRETTY! Like howwww… awwwww! I can’t even”

So in the above picture shows an adorable notebook and the hello friend thing is actually like this envelope and it unfolds and inside it has MORE STUFF 🥰

When you unfold the envelope thing, inside it had some lovely plant stickers and an adorable little envelope full of what is labeled as “bits and pieces” and girllll it’s almost the best part of the package!

Inside the “bit’s and pieces” envelope, there’s lots of stickers, cut-outs, mini envelopes, and stamps <333 Lot’s and lots of little epic things 🙂 I was grinning so big while opening this ❤

Last but not least, we have some paper ephemera!! I received some old book pages, some cute tissue paper, and more 🤩


And that’s it for this review! Please please go check out Karen’s shop, it’s so adorable and the prices are so good for all that you get! If you struggle sometimes with decorating envelopes or making your snail mail cute, then this is definitely a shop to check out!

Thank you once again to Karen for sending me something from her shop, she’s an angel!

I hope you enjoyed! What is your favorite part of this post? Do you snail mail/pen pal? How’s your day going? I hope it is going great 🙂 And talk to me in the comments, I’d love to chat!

xx, Jasmin

May bullet journal setup *proudly shows you*

Hey hey beautiful people 🙂 (how’s that for a new opening? I like it ;)) How are you all, I hope your well and staying safe with all the corona stuff flying around! I’m doing good! And to get straight to the point, it’s time for another May bullet journal setup post! Yay! I feel like you guys all enjoy these posts and I enjoy reading bujo posts and I ALSO enjoy journaling and blogging about my set up so it works out perfectly! Woah that was a long ramble *wipes sweat off forehead* 😂 Anyways, for May’s theme I chose to do plants/succulents/cactus’/etc. and although I don’t totally love the theme, I’m very happy with how it came out! Okayyy I know what y’all are thinking, lets see some pictures! 😉

This is my cover page! I’m pretty happy with it, I think the plants are all so cute but my calendar thing is kind of messed up by that hanging plant/(and the plant on the bottom right) but oh welllll xD. You don’t notice it until I mention it 😉 OHHH ALSO: I LOVE THE QUOTE, don’t you? It gives me happy vibes 🙂

Next my calendar, pretty basic, nothing super special but it’s still cute! I have a bit of birthdays this month, all bunched into about a week xD. Hopefully the COVID-19 situation calms down and my calendar can fill up this month!

My mood tracker! I struggled making this but it turned out pretty cute! I LOVE the plant theme, I always do a plant theme 1+ time/s per year because it’s simple and super cute 🙂 Hopefully I have a lot of green days in this coming month!

Next is my playlist and I added a couple songs that I’ve been loving! My musical taste/genre is literally all over the place, but its fine 😉

Last but not least, I have my goals/self care challenge page. I’ve recently been doing self care challenges each month (except I skipped April) but it’s quite fun and it motivates me to do/complete my goals! I drew some cute little greenery sketches on some simple green Washi tape to spice it up and I think it turned out adorable!

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Well, that concludes my May bujo setup, I hope you enjoyed! Sorry for not posting for a while, I’ve been staying busy with at-home-projects during quarantine!

What have you been up to? Which page was your favorite? Do you have a bullet journal? Talk to me in the comments, I love to chat! ❤️❤️❤️

Wishing you the happiest of Mays,

xx, Jasmin