Hello friends! My name is Renee, and today I'll be sharing with you a pocket letter I created using Janette Lane's Succulent Spring tide Printable. The awesome thing about using this adorable pocket letter printable, is that you can print it out as many times as you wish and use whichever images you would like, however many times you want! The possibilities are endless. And honestly, who wouldn't want a bunch of these sweet little nerdy succulents?! You could leave him on the paper and use him as a card for the foundation of a pocket, or you could fussy cut him out like I did here.
I have been creating pocket letters for a little over a year now, and I've come to find that I like to attach most of my embellishments on top of the plastic as opposed to only embellishing the cards in the pockets. I like to use a couple of big pieces on each pocket letter I make, which don't fit in the pockets of course, so I attach them on the top! I feel it adds a little something extra, and can really make your pocket mail stand out!
I've used mostly all of the cards from Janette's printable for the base, and then embellished on top of the plastic. To add another fun element you can even make a little pocket inside of a pocket, like I did here. I used two different prints from the printable to achieve this look. Then stuck a couple little goodies inside for my pal! The goodies are cute little happy mail envelopes that Janette also sells in her Pocket Letter Envelope Embellishments printable.
Ok, so you've finished your pocket letter, but still have a couple of empty spaces where nothing seems to look right? No matter what you put there it just doesn't look good. Right? This happens to me all the time! Here's a tip: add a cute little coordinating clip in that space! A clip adds a extra little touch, dimension, can bring in another color that you would like to bring out in that space, and also is another cute little goodie for your pal!
A pocket letter goodie that is one of my favorite items to share is washi samples. You can wrap the washi around a playing card or piece of acetate and slip in the back. However with this pocket letter I wanted to do something a bit different. I wrapped coordinating washi around a piece of acetate (from a sticker sheet I had used up), punched a hole in the top, added a piece of string, and tied it to the top corner of my pocket letter. I just happened to have a matching feather charm laying around, and clipped it to the string. I love the different look it gives the pocket letter. I like to try different ways to embellish that are out of the ordinary. There is no right or wrong, so take chances with your crafting! Try different ways to do things!
I hope you have enjoyed my little entry on the blog; and that hopefully I was able to give you some new tips and tricks to use on your next pocket letter. Talk to you again next month! Happy crafting!
If you would like to see more of my pocket letters and other snail mail I have created, follow me on Instagram at renee.made.this
Black and blue card stock
Foam heart stickers
Cactus clip and arrow clip (similar)
DIY ephemera (images I cut out of scrapbook paper)
Feather charm (Michaels $1.50 bin)
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