Monday, November 7, 2011

Amanda Jane Jones Birthday Mailer

Happy Monday! One of my dear friends Alpha had a birthday this past week. It's always tricky to find unique gifts to send to friends on a budget. I found these vintage style chewing gums at a local store in Ann Arbor and thought they were just right. Aren't the colors perfect? I was lucky enough to have a card and envelope to match. The joys of being a stationery hoarder!

Also, it's time to announce the winner of my Year in Review giveaway! Thank you to all who entered and for your kind words. My sweet math major husband created a little formula that picked a winner at random, and the winner is....Abby! Congratulations...I look forward to designing your Year in Review!

Thank you again to Cleanwash Letterpress for offering to letterpress the final design! I can't wait to see the final outcome.

23 comments:

  1. even though the winner is not me (haha) i am really happy that it is abby! (even though i only know her through her blog :)

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  2. fantastic gum packaging...great idea!

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  3. we sell all three of these gums where i work and people go crazy over it. especially people my mom's age & older. the packaging is fantastic, i agree!

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  4. You're right, those colors are perfect. Just recently I've been patting myself on the back for being a craft hoarder now that my daughter wants to "make something" every day.

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  5. what a beautiful, sweet card! and such a fun giveaway!

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  6. How clever! I'm sure your friend will be tickled.

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  7. That's adorable! I love the fonts and the texture of that card.

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  8. love the colors and the simplicity!

    ...and what a lucky girl abby is!
    happy monday!
    j.

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  9. so wonderful! i just snatched up the exact same packs of gum from a novelty shop last week! i can't bear to open them, the packaging is too good. haha

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  10. i can't ever resist the old candy packaging.

    and can i just say how awesome it is that abby won? so deserving. she's the coolest and sweetest and her family is SO adorable. hooray!

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  11. I LOVE those vintage chewing gums - especially the clove one. It reminds me of my great-grandfather. :)

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  12. Man alive that is awesome. Your designs are my favourite. Congrats abby!! Send me one! only joking

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  13. I think this is a great idea! I would love to get these as a present.

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  14. that is a really sweet gift. its a little piece of joy to open up and something very unique to the one who gave (you). i bet alpha loved it.

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  15. I wish they sell them here, I love pretty packaging.

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  16. im a fan of packaging, vintage style
    come and visit my blog and tell me if you like it :) thanx inveiglefair.blogspot.com

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  17. congratulations to abby! that was seriously such a great giveaway--i only wish we were doing more fun and exciting things that would warrant such a cute Christmas card! maybe in a couple years? :)

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  18. What a cute little present! I know what you mean about trying to find special presents for people while on a budget...but you did great!

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