Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Gift Idea for Kids! Pen Pal Kit

Right now I don't have anything I want to post since my swap isn't due yet and I don't want to post that, and the sneak peek I gave a few days ago was of a contest entry I did for Stampin' Up! that I have decided will be my November Stamp camp so I'll show it in November (sorry for the teaser)... plus I am working on a birthday present for my niece's first birthday right now... In other words I am stamping but just nothing that I can share with you right now.

SO, I'm pulling something out of the archives that I've never shown on my blog. This is a birthday/going away gift I did for one of my son's good friends that moved out of state last year. I called it a PenPal Kit and filled it with stamped stationary, envelopes, mini pen, mini address book and stamps! I bought the mini storage trunk at Walmart then decorated the top and added divider tabs with all the goods inside! I think it was a hit... I know my kids really liked it and I was able to pull it together fairly quickly! Here are a few more views:

If you decide to try this I recommend buying the address book or stamps first and letting those guide your color choices. For this set I believe I used Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sun and Bravo Burgundy.
Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to post a comment if you have any questions. I'll do my best to answer!


  1. What a fun project and a great idea for someone who's moving away!! Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog this morning. I probably won't link to Shelli's contest because most of the ideas I copied from other people. I can't really take any credit. You should definitely enter your stuff!! You're a rock star and I always LOVE your stuff!! {Hugs}

  2. This is awesome! Love how you pulled the colors from your book!

  3. What a fun idea! I love the superheros stamps too--how perfect for kids. :-)

  4. This is awesome! what a great idea and gift. You are a tease! (on those other sneak peeks) but then I think it is fun! Now I really can't wait to see what you came up with! good luck on the contest, I entered too (I think I know what category you did).

  5. Very cool and such a great idea. :D


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