Thursday, September 3, 2015

P is for Pocket Letters

Have you heard of pocket letters?
I have been seeing a few posts about them and was curious.  
So I googled it and wow! 
Jeanette Lane is a blogger and she created pocket letters as a way to send fun mail to a pen pal.
You take a 9 pocket trading card protector and fill each pocket and send the whole thing to your pen pal.  So much fun!
Of course then I went to Pinterest and oh my! 
A few minutes hours later I had a board filled with great ideas from so many talented ladies out there!
My friend Deb who blogs at Garage Sale Gal hosted a Fall themed pocket letter swap.  I signed up and was partnered with Stephanie of The Enchanting Rose.  We exchanged some information and got to work.  Stephanie and I both decided to use the softer shades of Fall.
It was the first pocket letter for both of us so it took the pressure off to be perfect!  I must say I had so much fun!
My page came wrapped in this fabric so I KNEW I was going to love it and I do!!
Stephanie got me on the first try!  
She said after reading my blog she knew I would love a Paris/Fall theme!
 Each pocket was filled with goodies!
Things to craft with, tags and
a wonderful sachet made out of the Paris fabric
I love the colors and the beautiful things she made
She used all these gorgeous papers on the back side.  
I love everything about it,
but the best thing was making a new blogging friend! 
Stephanie will blog about my pocket letter soon but I will share a couple of photos of what I made her here.
As you can see we went with the same colors
I filled the center pocket with a little rose handkerchief since she told me Roses were her favorite flower.  I must say I had so much fun!
I also included lots of crafting goodies, stickers and a tea bag.  I was so happy with my first attempt at a pocket letter that I have already agreed to a couple of more swaps!!  I have one ready to mail to my Canada friend Jill at A Little Bit of Everything.
I can't share it with you yet since I want it to be a surprise for Jill.

If any of you would like to exchange a pocket letter, let me know!  It's fun! 


Wishing you JOY,



Vicky Hunt said...

I have been seeing these on Instagram. Love both yours and Stephanies! You both did a fabulous job! Stephanie was one of my first blog friends. SHe is as sweet as you! Have a lovely Friday and Labor Day weekend. I'm off to the beach after work tomorrow....:)

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Oh how sweet Linda! Stephanie sure had you pegged With the Paris theme. Lovely! You both were very creative and did a great job. I joined Deb's swap also and had such fun making my first pocket letter for my partner. I'm excitedly waiting to receive mine. :)

Sarah said...

Linda, it's always fun to connect with a blogging friend in such a special exchange. I've never done a Pocket Letter, but I have participated in other exchanges through the years. Looks like you have a new hobby.

Stephanie said...

You are such a sweetheart, Linda :) I am so glad you enjoyed your Pocket Letter and I must say that I simply loved making it for you. I, too, had great fun and am already hoping to make some for friends :) I will be sharing your lovely delights on my blog tomorrow.

Thanks again, dear one! Hugs and blessings!

Art and Sand said...

Pocket letters are new to me.

So fun!

Chatty Crone said...

Linda I had not ever heard of that - that was really a nice gift and a good idea. You teach me something all the time.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh how beautiful they both are. Of course I know you are loving your Paris items. I've seen these and would love to make one. I'll have to collect a few more things to do a whole page though. Enjoy your day Sis! Hugs, Diane

Lynn Bean said...

What a great idea! Lynn

Susan said...

Hi Linda...I hadn't heard of pocket letters before. Do you put the address and postage right on the pocket? Sooo cute. I love your sweet header, too. Susan

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

These are new to me. How cool is that! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. It's good to be back. I look forward to catching up with you! Have a great weekend!

Melanie said...

I only read about these once before - on another blog (can't remember which one). Very cool! I'm going to have to pass on joining in though, as I am not crafty at all, lol. I'll just admire from afar. :-)

Mereknits said...

Wow Linda, what a fabulous, fun idea. So glad you had a great time. Those pockets were filled with lovely items.

Dotty's Daughter said...

Oh what a lovely idea, I would love to take part in one of these. Maria xx

Anonymous said...

I had never heard of this. What a cute idea!


The pocket letter is so YOU!!! Stephanie is an awesome job! The one you made for her is perfect!!!
Have a great weekend!

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

I had never heard of these, Linda. What a fun idea. xo Laura

Donna Wilkes said...

First time hearing of pocket letters. I think I will create some for my aunts and nieces. So clever and creative!

Consider It All Joy said...

WOW - Those are both fabulous! So glad you enjoyed it! Blessings, Cindy

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I guess I've been under a rock or something. It's the first time I've heard about pocket letters. It looks like a lot of fun. Maybe after I'm done with the county fair, I'll give it a try. :-)
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Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

This is new for me as well!! Love all the lace and decorations!!!
Have fun!!! Such a great idea for a class to do to show appreciation to someone or for a sick peer/student!! I'll have to share!!

faith76 said...

Wow that does sound fun and very creative. Not heard of pocket letters before but will have to explore pinterest now xxx Just discovered your blog through blog hopping so hello xxx Leah

Tanya Rachelle said...

Beautiful and fun! You now have a new follower! Found your blog because I'm a blog friend of The Enchanting Rose. Such a beautiful pocket letter. I need to do one of these!!! p.s. Love, love the Paris fabric! I just found some like it and bought up yardage just because I loved it!

Oliva Ohlson said...

I have so much fun making PL's thanks to Deb Garage Sale Gal!!! You and Stephanie did a wonderful job on making each others PL's!!!

Ruby Manchanda said...

Quite a new and interesting concept. I enjoyed your post very much.