Tuesday, July 21, 2015

VLVS and Pocket Letter Pals

Hello Everyone!! 
Have you heard of the new fun craze in the crafty mail world? 
It's called Pocket Letter Pals!! Read about it HERE or a short video HERE from the woman who started it. 
I am in love with creating these!!! 
Naturally I love creating ATC's and you know any excuse to create a decorative envelope gets me excited!! So, needless to say this new trend is right up my alley!!!

 I hope you all love what I have to share with you and give it a try also! I know you will love it too!

Other supplies: 
 Dylusions paints (or whatever you want to create your background with)
Black Ink
Memento Ink in pink (optional used for some background stamping)
Scissors for fussy cutting the owl out
pink marker (color in top right card)
White Gel Pen (add highlights and depth)
Black Marker (to draw "hello")

I started with these super fun painted backgrounds (these two were actually created for me by my mom :D whom is also a craft addict! her blog is HERE)
















(owl card created from this sheet)


Next I cut the paper up into individual cards measuring 2.25in x 3.25 in (if you don't want to mount yours on black standard ATC size is fine also)... NOW the fun begins!!!

(Here you can see how my layout started...
and
from the final picture you can see things have been moved around some)



I start by arranging my base cards so that they are pleasing to the eye.. then I start stamping :D I like to add something tea or coffee related since people often send these items with thier letters, so thats what I start with. my next step is usually my "Hello" or about me card. From there i tend to bounce around adding qoutes, and things that blend nicely and make me smile :D 
(Feel free to simplify yours I got super excited and went stamping crazy!! )

Below are some close up - detail shots


(the boots and fish are my 2 favorites... :D )






(had to share one more close-up of this one! I love it!!)


(with VLVS there is no limit to what you can do with these things! Some prefer to work by theme, or style or even color inspiration... Heck you could do cats, dogs or things that start with a specific letter..lol) 

I hope you feel inspired and as excited as I am about these! Let us know if you'd like to see more Pocket Letter inspiration!! 

4 comments:

  1. While these don't call to me to make them, I love looking at them. I love the colors you have in this one and all the cute characters and details. How do you mail them? Flat or folded up?

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    1. I mail them folded flat in a business envelope (the long ones like you like... it can still be mailed for the same postage as a letter if not over loaded down) :D

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