Hi friends! I've been a busy bee! How are you? The holiday season is rolling along towards us at a fast pace now. I'm trying to finish making Christmas cards so I can do the hard part (addressing them! LOL). That part takes forever! I need to get with the program and start this week. What have you been up to? Have you been crafting a lot? I've been spending as much time in the studio as I can. I love this cozy time of year. Kitty curled up in his bed in here, some tunes on, coffee in my mug.
Today's project is something I've been wanting to make for a looooonnnnngggg time. Well, I finally did! I love Pocket Letters and have a certain friend in mind that I wanted to make one for. I recently bought this beautiful paper pack from Illustrated Faith/Bella Blvd called Advent and as soon as I laid out all the papers on my desk - it came to me - this is perfect for finally making my pocket letter! What is a pocket letter?? CLICK HERE to read the blog of the woman who started the trend! It's a letter that you make in pockets (of a baseball trading card sleeve). When you fold it up in thirds it fits into a business envelope! It's like making nine tiny cards in one! I used my trusty Fuse Tool and sealed all the pockets up - some with sequins, etc. SUPER fun! You can make a pocket letter as simple or as crazy as you want. Mine is somewhere in the middle! I love how it came out.
Here is an overview shot of the entire pocket letter. Next I'll show you some close up shots! I even made a little matching clip for the top left. My friend can remove that part and clip it into a book or a planner, etc.
I have lots and lots of sequins in my stash! I had fun making little sequin mixes for some of the pockets. Do you have a Fuse Tool? It's a tool from We R Memory Keepers that heats up and then it seals plastic. That way all the sequins etc stay inside. It's also a great way to make Shaker Cards. All of the papers are from the Illustrated Faith Advent Collection.
Here's a close up of the little banner tag. I used some of the plastic from a different sleeve and free hand sealed it into a banner. I put some sequins inside and then sealed the top. I used a little Doodlebug Clothes Pink from my stash, and added a cross sticker and some twine. It's clipped onto the main pocket letter using the pin. I used washi tape to cover the left side border of the trading card sleeve. One cool thing about pocket letters is you can store them in a binder!
The paper has such bright and happy colors and such cute imagery. I love the coffee cups a lot!
More sequins and stickers! You can see where I used the Fuse Tool to seal the pockets.
Just SOME of my Illustrated Faith washi tape collection!! I use these so much in my planner and Bible journaling!
I hope you will try making a pocket letter! You can choose any theme or colors. It would be a great gift also to include some family photos in the pockets. You can tuck a gift card in there too. The possibilities are endless really. I already want to make some more. I need to use the paper I've been hoarding for all these years. This is a perfect project for 12x12 papers. Let me know what you think?? Have a wonderful day! XOXO
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