Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Pocket Letter Pals

Hello. I have something completely different to share today. Have you heard of Pocket Letter Pals? No? Well, it's like the crafty version of having a penpal. You can read all about it here on Janette Lane's blog, the lady who started it all! Basically you fill the pockets of a plastic trading card wallet with anything you fancy and you put in a little letter about yourself. You join the Pocket Letter Pals Network or Facebook page, find yourself a pal, exchange addresses and pop it in the post. My first pal is Julie who is in the States and wanted a Scottish/UK themed pocket, happy to oblige!

The pic' above is the front of the pocket letter. I used up some Portobello Road papers and stickers I had left over from a project I did ages ago. The aeroplane is a plastic page marker. The pic' below is a close up of the little charms and twine I added to the side of the pocket.

And here is the back. I stamped the brown envelopes with Penny Black stamps and filled them with lots of little surprises - buttons, gems, stickers etc. I also popped a couple of Scottish badges in one and a 'Have a Great Day' stamp in another.
My letter, a postcard and a sticker too big for the pocket were just left loose in the centre once it was folded.
Folded it fits perfectly into a jiffy bag, which, of course, had to be decorated with a Tim Holtz stamp and some travel washi tape.

I had great fun doing this and already looking forward to my next swap!


Sarah said...

A fabulous themed project Liz and there is going to be one very happy lady over the pond xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

I've been seeing these pocket letters lately and they are so intriguing! I haven't made one yet but I just love the idea! Yours is fabulous - look at all the fun goodies you included!

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is fab Liz… so much detail has gone into this wonderful creation… such a wonderful idea and love how they fold flat for posting! :-)
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Big hugs, Sue B xx

SallyB said...

Hi Liz...I love all the UK things you put in. I bet she must be an Outlander fan as she likes Scottish things too!
Ive not seen these pockets before but I like the idea of making crafty friends around the world!