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Hi there! I am back today to share a new pocket letter! I hadn’t done one in a few months and felt the urge to do so, especially after receiving my Gossamer Blue May kits!

 

If you are not yet familiar with pocket letters, you can read more about them on my personal blog (Pocket Letters? Jump in on the trend!). For this latest one, I mostly used the pretty Life Pages kit but also added a couple of papers and elements from the Scrapbooking and the Planner kits (they coordinate so well!).

The alpha stamps I used above is a gift to new subscribers (while supplies last). I love this stamp set’s smaller size and I love to combine it with letter stickers. The “Carpe that diem” stamp which I split to fit on a tag is from the set included in the Life Pages kit.

The first pocket holds a small letter but the others contain little gifts for the recipient, die-cuts, wood veneers, chipboard shapes, enamel dots and page flags (all from the May kits) but also a washi sampler and a little mint tea bag (hidden behind).

I absolutely love the extra touch brought by the circle stamp above which is from the Scrapbooking kit.

A few tips before I go:

– choose cards from the Life Pages kit that you can trim to fit into pocket letters (2.5×3.5in.). I especially love the ones with quotes.

– cut other papers that match you cards as background for your other pockets

– include an assortment of shapes and materials

– add a few touches on top of the pockets (in addition to inside)

– personalize it if you know who you are sending it too

 

I hope this gives you another idea on how to use your gorgeous May kits! See you next month!

Pocket Letter by Nathalie

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Hello, this is Nathalie and I am very excited to be here today for my very first post on the Gossamer Blue blog! I will share with you a Pocket Letter created with the February Main kit only.

#pocketletter by Nathalie for Gossamer Blue

Pocket Letters are the ultimate happy mail! They are fun to receive and even more fun to make! As soon as I saw the mail theme of the Fancy Pants ephemera pack in the Main kit, I knew I wanted to make one.

Here’s a bit on my process:

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I take an 8.5×11 pocket page protector (clear trading card pages from Staples) and play around with the all the goodies I have trying to figure out what I want to include in each pocket. Then I cut patterned papers to fit into the pockets and move them around until I find their placements.

#pocketletter by Nathalie for Gossamer Blue

At this point, I concentrate on each pocket individually. I really approach each one as a small present, for example…

I made a paper clip taping a piece of Fancy Pants ephemera onto a large paper clip,

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I also wrapped samples of washi tapes around a piece of acetate (from my stash)

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and used my envelope punch to make a small envelope for my note

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Here are some close ups of the finished letter showing you what is in each pocket (there’s also a hidden tea bag behind the hot air balloon 😉

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Here is one more look:

#pocketletter by Nathalie for Gossamer Blue

 

Some tips:

  • Not everything has to fit inside the pockets, I like to adhere things on the outside too
  • If you don’t have this type of page protectors, you can use what you have! 12×12, 6×8, anything with pockets works!
  • Try to play with the see-through aspect of the letter, like I did here with the enamel dots (think shaker pockets too)
  • Look for inspiration on Instagram by searching the hashtag #pocketletter

Supplies: February Main Kit, page protector and paper clips from Staples, additional washi tapes from Hobby Lobby and American Crafts, twine from my stash

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