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

Diy fall themed stickers! *Throws them in the air*

Hello lovelies! Today I’m back with another fun DIY post, this time with diy stickers! Stickers are my favorites, I love how they’re so versatile. You can use them in endless ways, journaling, pen-paling, sticking on stuff (duh) , and so much more! But, sometimes you don’t feel like buying more stickers, so here’s the solution. You can make your own! Making your own stickers is super easy and they turn out quite well! Anyways, let’s get onto the post so you guys can see how easy and quick they are and I’m sure you’ll become addicted to DIY-ing them haha!

The materials:

  • Printed off pictures of whatever you want to make into stickers
  • Packing tape
  • Parchment paper
  • scissors
**all photos edited with Lightroom

First, go online and find some stickers. I found these by searching fall stickers to print off and I think they’re so adorable! Print them off in your desired size.

Next step is to cut out your pictures (or whatever you decided to use :))

Gather all your supplies because here is will you will use the majority of them!

Place a piece of tape onto your parchment paper. Such a complicated step, I know 😉

Next, cut a piece of tape that is the same length as the other piece of tape and put it face down on the counter, with the sticky side up. So this is where I do it differently than others, instead of sticking the cut outs on the tape and then sticking another player of tape over, instead, I stick the cut outs facing down onto the sticky side of the tape. Idk, it’s easier for me 😉

Now, take the sticker-tape and stick it onto the tape on the parchment paper. Now, your final step is below the next picture but I’m sure you can guess it haha

Cut them out!!! And boom, you’ve got some super duper cute DIY stickers 🤩 Make sure you leave a small border around your sticker/cutout so that it can stick 🙂

They peel super well and stick just as good!

SO CUTE 🤩

I love love LOVE these and I love how easy they are and how good they work for a DIY!

I hope you enjoyed this! How’s life going? Have you ever made DIY stickers? What kind of posts would you like to see from me? What’s your favorite song atm? Your opinion on pineapple on pizza? I hope you’re doing good! Chat with me in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!

see you soon, Jasmin

DIY Inspirational watercolor cards. Quarantine crafts with Jasmin, #3 *Smiles*

Hey Hey girlies, how are you? I’m doing pretty good! Today I am back with a much anticipated post: (or so I think anyways) My watercolor cards!! These cards are super easy to make and they’re great to stick in letters, cards, journals and everything in between! During quarantine I’ve been pen-paling quite a lot with my friends and so I’ve been sending these in my envelopes and I think they are really cute little add-ins! I found my inspiration for these on Pinterest and Etsy, I would look up christian stickers or even just inspirational stickers and then paint and draw them onto cards and kaboom: Lovely inspirational watercolor cards! Anyways, I’m sure you would like to see some photos, so here they are!

I love this song and this ended up being one of my favorite cards ❤

These are the medias I used while painting, some regular water color, some water based ink brush pens and some Prismacolor calligraphy pens 🙂

These are the notecards I use, I was gifted them for Christmas a couple years ago and decided to use them, which was a good idea because I had SO MUCH fun making all my cards! Sometimes if I wanted smaller pieces of paper, I will cut the pieces into half or whatever size I want and it works wonderfully 😉

This is the first card I made last week and it’s definitely one of my favorites! I just love how it turned out and I can’t wait to stick it in a letter and send it to a friend! ❤️

Oooohh another favorite 😉 I don’t know why I sound surprised or whatever because I literally just uploaded this photo but I love how this card came out! The Bible verse is lovely and I love the yellow sunshine, it gives me happy vibes 💛

And here are all the ones I did last Sunday! I didn’t do quite as many as I still have quite a few from last time but I really love how these turned out!

Anyways, thats all for today! What is your favorite card? Will you try making some of these? I would recommend it, they’re so fun 🙂 What’s you favorite art medium to create with? I hope you enjoyed and thanks x million for reading, I appreciate it more than you know! Drop a comment, I love to chat ❤️

xx, Jasmin

Monster cookie recipe: Quarantine crafts with Jasmin-part two *yummmm*

Hey y’all! How are you guys? I’m good 🙂 Looking at the comments on my last post, it seemed like you guys might enjoy another “Quarantine crafts with Jasmin”! Don’t worry, the watercolor one will be next ;)) So anyways, these cookies are a favorite in our house, and they’re SUPER easy to make! And a big plus, they’re gluten free! So I can eat them! Yay! So, here is the recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon corn syrup (we skip this because my mom figures it is unhealthy and they turn out great still!)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 lb. chocolate chips
  • 1 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 stick margarine
  • 1 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 lb. M&Ms

Instructions: Mix all ingredients together. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes on a un-greased cookie sheet. Enjoy!

Bake for ten-twelve minutes
enjoy!

And that is all! I hope you enjoyed and I definitely recommend making these, they’re super good! Have a wonderful Monday and I will try and post soon! Stay safe 💕

xx, Jasmin