Greetings fellow crafters! Have you ever heard of Pocket Letters? I just recently "discovered" them, myself, and thought it would be fun to send my pen-pal something a little different. Of course I decided to dress things up with some simple embellishments and Helmar glue!
To put this together I used
* 9-pocket (aka baseball) page protector
* note cards, paper, and other stationery goods
* Helmar Super-Tac Glue
* scissors or trimmer
* ribbon or yarn
* sequins, paillettes, and punched flowers
* #10 envelope
The basic idea is that the page protector folds up and fits into a regular #10 envelope, so anything inside the pockets (the letter, stickers, and other goodies you want to send) needs to stay relatively flat.
I started by trimming down some regular-sized foldover note cards to 2.5"x3.5" to fit inside the pockets, getting 2 small cards out of each regular one. Then I decorated some of the plainer cards with paillettes, small flowers punched out of vellum, and sequins, using Helmar Super-Tac Glue to hold it all in place.
Into other pockets I slipped a couple of tea bags, a washi tape sampler, and a duo of sticky notes that I attached to a piece of card stock with Helmar Super-Tac Glue and then decorated with more small bits and a bit of pen doodling.
Then, to dress it up in its closed state, I attached a loop of chenille yarn to the back of the bottom tier of pockets, leaving plenty hanging over to wrap around the top.
Finally, I dressed up the outside of the envelope with a scattering of the same decorations that the cards got, being sure to keep them as flat as possible to avoid them getting coming off during transit.
Now all that's left is to write my letter inside each of the cards and send it off! Wouldn't it be fun to get something like this in the mail? Or, better yet, to surprise a friend with it?
Wishing you creative days!