Sunday, April 5, 2015

POCKET LETTERS!!!!


POCKET LETTERS!!!

A wonderful thing...Have you all seen this concept yet. It was created by Jenette Lane.
Here is her description of what a pocket letter is:

It's a penpal letter in pocket format. Basically, you fill all the pockets of 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 Pocket Letters indefinitely. You fill the pockets 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 Pocket Letter 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! 

Isn't THAT amazingly fun!!!
I just had to start, i have so many ideas of what i want to send. However the process of creating 9 different pockets did take me some time and i hope over time i can become better at it and it won't be so daunting. 
I just had to add at least one coloured image from The Doodle Garden and that set the tone for colours i wanted to use and the vibe of my pocket letter. The sun is shining and i'm so ready for this winter to end that my theme has me thinking of beach, heat, summer..bring it on!!
Let's have a look



So i coloured this sweetie with promarkers and just went to town using all matching paper from one paper pack. Now i know what to do with all those 6x6 paper pads that have a array of patterns that i'm afraid of. All my white tags now have been marked with what i added to to back side for the recipient to use on her crafting projects..Just to give you an idea i added some washi tape, candy, tea, die cuts..that sort of thing. The BEST part of a swap like this is everyone is on the same playing field. We are all limited to what you can fit into the pocket. When i do a normal card swap i'm always hoping i meet the expectations of the extras that i send along. I would hate for someone to shower me with gifts and i don't give back as much as i receive. So this way we are all together for what we can fit inside. And to top it off it fits into a standard envelope and depending on how elaborate you decorate you can keep the postage reasonable. I hope you like and you can join for FREE to start your own swapping. I go by the name kimbob if you want to look me up and swap. Here is the link: 

http://www.pocketletterpals.com/

3 comments:

Judy said...

I'm into this, and I have already started arranging things for my pockets. What fun, and your first looks awesome. What a great idea!

xx

Laine Hadlow said...

I love this idea Kim. I enjoy swapping ATCs but this takes it to another level. So I would like to give this a go. Thank you for sharing and giving inspiration. Lainie xx

Judy said...

Kim, It Came!!! Check your email. The one you hardly ever check...lol

xx