Monday, June 1, 2015

Using SSS June 2015 Card Kit For A Pocket Letter

Hello, everyone!  My name is Linda and I am addicted to making pocket letters.  :-D  They are just so much fun to make.  There are times that I have so many favorite images that I want to sent to a person, but normally just sent one card following a theme instead of  trying to jam in all the images together.  Now I feel like I can sent 9 cards to one person at once.  Plus, I could include goodies in the pockets.  Who doesn't love a little office/craft supplies?! I have a thing for little compartments, whether it is in furniture or Advent calendars, I love them!  I guess I am always thinking what surprises await me in this compartment.  It has been a while since I am this excited about making something and wishing I could see the recipient's face when they received it.  This was the feeling I got when I started making cards again.  I am so glad that I found it again.  I couldn't wait to make this for my niece who is super crafty and talented.  I decided to sent her a pocket letter instead of a birthday card.  There's so much more that I can include since there are nine pockets!  Yay!  
My Simon Says Stamp June 2015 card kit just came in and I absolutely love this month's kit.  They knocked it out of the park with this one!  I love the bright Doodlebug "Sunkissed" pattern paper and the SSS coordinating cardstock, so I had to use them for this pocket letter.  This made it so easy to create the base of the pocket letter, since everything matches so well.  Also, I thought it was perfect for a birthday theme pocket letter since it was so colorful and fun.
My son inspired me to make a video introducing pocket letters and describing how I made this.  I have great respect for all the video makers out there.  It does take some time and effort, and like my son said, "Once you do a few, it is a lot easier and faster."  :-D  So, please bear with me while I experiment more with shooting and making videos.
For the first card, I kept it simple and stamped and colored the balloons from Mama Elephant Up and Away set.  I also stamped the sentiment from the same set and made it into a banner.  For the middle card, I used the die cut made with Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday Border die and cut it up before gluing it to the pattern paper.  Then I finished the card with Doodlebug stickers that came with the SSS June 2015 card kit.  For the last card, I stamped the cardstock with Hero Arts DesignBlock Looped Circle Pattern background stamp in Versamark ink before stamping, coloring and fussy-cutting the girl from My Favorite Thing Big Birthday Wishes.
For the middle row, I stamped, color and fussy-cut out the girl and dog from My Favorite Things You Have My Heart set before placing her onto the pattern paper along with a heart paper clip.  To create the middle card, I placed the Little B washi tape on the top and bottom of the card.  Then I used the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Happy and Smile stamp set and Circle die and Studio Calico Blue Note set.  For the last card on this row, I used the Paper Studio Cupcakes embossing folder to create the background and then stamped, color and cut the girl from MFT Sweet Birthday Wishes.
For the last row, I used Lil' Inker Stitched Hearts die to die cut a heart onto the pattern paper and placed red vellum behind it.  I also placed letter stickers on the outside pocket.  For the middle card, I used the yoga girl from Simon Says Stamp Work Out set and after stamping, coloring and cutting her out, I placed her on some grass that I created with scissors and Copic markers.   I also stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts Everyday Sayings for the middle card.  For the last card, I made a shaker card by stamping and embossing a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes.  I used my sewing machine to sew acetate and the card to create pocket and after I filled it with sequins, I sew it shut.  I placed washi tape on the back to tape down the loose threads.
I absolutely love how this pocket letter came out and I can't wait to mail it to her.  But wait there is more.  I also included some things in the pockets for her.  I will list out some of the things that I heard were included in the pockets: gems, paperclips, stickers, sequins, washi tape sample, tea bag, gift card (I thought Star Bucks or Dunkin' Donuts) and whatever small embellishment you have on hand.  A good way to share some of your stash.  You know you have a stash somewhere.  :-D

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy crafting!

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  1. Oh my goodness! I sure would LOVE ro receive that in the mail! What a wonderful page, and how nice of you to send it to someone. I agree, this month SSS Kit is great! Thank you for joining us over at MarkerPOP! for our Anything Goes Challenge!

  2. This is absolutely amazing! I love seeing how creative people get with these pocket letters, it makes me want to try to make one! Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at MarkerPop!


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