Happy May Day !
I hope this spring season finds you happy, healthy and enjoying the week. I’m back to share a reveal of my Design Team Pocket Letter using the Lovey printable. Head over to the Pocket Letter Shop to get your copy of this printable. (Use my discount code DEBP10 to save 10%).
I also have a process video (my first ever process video 🙂 so head over to my Youtube Channel and watch this video as well as my project share using the Succulent Springtide Printable.
If you have no idea what pocket mail is, then grab Janette Lane’s FREE POCKET LETTER CHECKLIST at www.pocketletters.com
It has everything you need on how to start this hobby including a supplies checklist, where to find swap pals and free printables.
I had fun challenging myself with these bright colors. I typically tend to use pastels but this printable makes you want to use vibrant colors.
Here are some close ups of the pockets.
Here are a few of the goodies I am working on to include in the swap. The fist one is a matchbook style pocket that I used to package some cute page flags.
I found the Crazy 8 cards in the Target Dollar Spot along with the donut erasers. Super cute!
Some of the supplies I used:
-Felicity Jane – Sophie Kit
-Creepy Girl – Vera Lane Studio
-Stampin up 2 way glue pen
-Sequin mix – Hobby Lobby and Target dollar spot (pink)
-LOTS of stuff from my stash
- If there is anything you want to know more about, just leave me a comment and I will do my best to answer your questions.
Hey There !!
Hope everyone is having a great start to your spring.
I want to dedicate this post to my Aunt Jody. She passed away this week, much to young. I didn’t know till very recently, that she too had a creative, crafty side. I had happy mail on my desk, waiting to go into the mail for her. It’s bittersweet. She will be missed.
So, I am working on my next design team Pocket Letter layout. I have used the Lovey Printable. Check out the Pocket Letter Shop for this printable and the new “Paris Dream” printable (can’t wait to use this one!!)
Here is a sneak peak at what I am working on. I love bows and love to include them in my projects. The designer series paper I’ve used is from the Felicity Jane Sophie kit. I love the way these papers match with the Pocket Letter printable.
Have a great week and I’ll share the rest of the Pocket Letter and my first attempt at a process video (my – oh – my not an easy task) later this week.
Do something crafty and remember, if you want to share happiness with someone – don’t hesitate. Share and don’t be afraid to tell people that you care about them. Love ya Aunt Jody.
I am so beyond excited to share my first Design Team Pocket Letter project. I was so nervous trying to deliver on the expectations of someone who is on a design team. I fretted for days, re-did the pockets, changed the embellishments and then calmed down and just went with what I thought looked good. But – – – – Oh where to start. I guess, start at the beginning. (check out my YouTube channel for my share).
Look at this pretty printable! Succulent Springtide. I love the blue and green colors. I downloaded from here (use my promo code DEBP10 which gets you 10% off your purchases at the Pocket Letters Brand Shop) and then cut apart the squares, grabbed the pocket (I get mine from Hobby Lobby) and started to brainstorm.
After multiple attempts, here is the design that I came up with. I love the nerdy succulent and his new friend.
Here are some close ups
Don’t forget about the back. I like to keep mine very simple and flat. It helps with shipping.
I couldn’t decide to add this in the front or just include it in the back. Still debating 🙂 The gold foiled card opens into this fan folded booklet of fun!
Now the hard part . . . who do I send it to? I am part of the Pocket Letter Pals Network and have had several fun swaps. See how full my swap binder is??
Well? What are you waiting for? Grab your stash supplies and get ready to want to make a pocket letter with the Succulent Springtide printable!!!
Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!
Happy Weekend! I’m part of a card swap with some great ladies at work. There are 8 of us who try to do a swap every few months. Each swap these ladies get better and better and continue to up the crafty challenge. I spent my day today making these cards.
I didn’t have an Easter stamp and I really wanted to use a bunny (I have been really loving bunnies this season) so instead of buying something, I decided to search for a printable image. I found this free printable on Pinterest and went to work. It was a long process, way longer than it should have been because my printer was, of course, out of ink. Anyway, after getting that situated, I printed off these cute bunnies and distressed the edges and inked with Ranger Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. I love the way it matched the colors in the bunny.
I picked up some pretty note cards during my weekly trip to Hobby Lobby. I found these My Mind’s Eye cards in the clearance bin. The colors worked perfectly and allowed me to skip the step of making card bases. Next, I cut and embossed polka dots on 2″ x 5 1/2″ strips to layer on top of the cards.
I used my Stampin Up Botanical Builders framelits to cut out these flowers and leaves. I used Blushing Bride for the flowers and Pistachio Pudding for the leaves (these are my favorite spring colors right now).
I gave the flowers and leaves a spray with Silver Glitter Dust. I am in love with the shimmer this adds.
Next, I put everything together in assembly line fashion. That’s always the fun part, watching it all come together. The final card I made used another free printable . This one was from Jannette Lane’s blog. The tiny blue pattern was a piece of digital paper and it worked perfectly with the soft spring colors. I cut a quick card base from this pattern paper and decorated the top like the other cards. Finally, every card got 2 flat back pearls in the corner, as well as one in the center of each flower.
Well thanks for stopping by and taking a look. I’m going to try to post a look at these cards as well as a quick haul this weekend over on my YouTube channel so stop by there and take a peek. I hope you have a “Hoppy Weekend”!
Happy Wednesday!! I am posting a sneak peek of the Pocket Letter I’m creating for the Pocket Letter Design Team’s first project. We are using the Succulent Spring Tide Printable from Janette Lane’s Pocket Letter Shop. Use my promo code DEBP10 to save 10% off your purchases at her shop.
Now on to the sneak peek . . . .
Look at the beautiful effect when you add gold foiling to the this print out titled The Classy Pocket Letter. Do you see the Nerdy Little Succulent picking out? He was my favorite part of the Succulent Spring Tide printable. The colors in this printable are my favorite shades of blues, greens and pinks.
Take a look at this interactive pocket idea from the Pocket Letter Workshop Class (Affiliate). The interactive pocket fits in the PL but expands to give you way more area to embellish. So much fun. There as so many ideas in the workshop that will add to your PL creativity!!
Final peek . . . .
Can you see the beautiful colors of the Succulent printable peeking out? These are a few of the items from my stash I used to make my PL. This is pretty much all you need to get started on your first piece of happy mail. If you would like some tips, check out this Pocket Letter check list on the Pocket Letter Blog. It will help you get started and on your way to becoming addicted to Pocket Letter FUN !!
Why Pocket Letters? Pocket Letters are a way to send happy mail and share creativity all at the same time. It’s a great way to meet others who are inspired to fellowship and share.
From the Janette Lane Blog . .”I created Pocket Letters™ (or pocket mail) as a new way to send letters to your new or existing penpals. Basically, you fill all the pockets of a Pocket Letter™ insert or a 9 Pocket Trading Card Protector and send the whole page to someone who wants to swap with you. This can be a one-time exchange or you can keep exchanging these types of letters indefinitely. You fill each pocket with anything you like (stickers, tea bags, a note, washi tape samples, pictures, etc.) A short note or letter is included and tucked into one of the pockets. Then the entire layout is folded up and sent in a standard 10 size envelope. It’s the perfect way to send and collect letters from other “Pocket Letter Pals” (ie people who are sending mail in this format) around the world and a convenient way to store them. They fit perfectly in a binder!”
Here is a link to a quick Pocket Letter Tutorial by the founder Janette Lane. As Janette says, your Pocket Letter doesn’t have to be EXACTLY like this.. This is just a GUIDE. Be creative and have tons of fun!
To find Pocket Letter Pals in your area or around the world and to begin swapping Pocket Letters™, please sign up for an account at www.pocketletterpals.com.
If you have read the “about” section of my blog or have guessed from my blog name, I am a nurse. All of my friends at work know I have a passion for crafting and card making. I was asked by one of my co-workers to make a card for one of our team members. The card requester wanted to card to reflect a sentiment that would be appropriate coming from our “Eye Team”. Here is what I came up with.
I hope the recipient enjoys the card and it brings a bit of happiness to her day. She is going through a rough time and we miss her. I work with an amazing group of women and men who all represent everything you could ask for in a health care provider!