Thursday, 15 October 2015

Pocket Letters

Until my dear friend Alexandra sent me a pocket letter, I had not idea what they were. When I held it in my hands, I realised why they are so fascinating and so addictive to make. I am sure I am way behind you all and you all know exactly what a pocket letter is, lol, but just in case there is a person out there who doesn't have a clue, this is what it is -

Take a plastic pocket folder with ATC sized pockets. Make 9 ATCs, usually with a particular theme, and stick them in the pockets. Fill the back of the pockets with little bits and pieces, all except for the middle one, where you put a little letter.

This is what Alexandra sent me. Apologies for the bad photos, I really wanted to show her pocket letter at the same time as mine, but it was a really dark afternoon. I'll replace them next time the sun shines :-) -

I was thrilled to bits with it, everything is so beautifully done and of course I love the French theme.

This is was I made for Alexandra in return. It being October, it had to be a Halloween themed pocket letter of course -

I took the photos a while ago, before I put the letter in the middle pocket.

I had so much fun making this pocket letter, I really want to make another one. Or two. Or three, lol. Soon.

Toodlepip xxx


Createology said...

Your pocket letter received and given are wonderful. I made a 12 pocket letter for someone and it was a lot of time and work. I am intrigued by thrm still. Creative Bliss...

Judys Lace Creations said...

I have only just found out about pocket letters too. I did have something on my blog a while back, but life intervened and now I'm on a new track.
Liz, I LOVE the one you got, and the Holloween one is FABULOUS!!! What a treat to workl on these and receive them in the post. How exciting!!hehe.Thanks for sharing!!

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

Hi Lizzie, Alex created a lovely pocket letter for you and your Halloween themed one is fabulous as well.

Lenet said...

How cool is that!! eautiful letters.

Dorthe said...

How very beautiful they are both dear Liz. Your s spooky and gorgeous, and your gift lovely and sweet. My internet is down so not so many Words today xoxoxo

Dorthe said...

How very beautiful they are both dear Liz. Your s spooky and gorgeous, and your gift lovely and sweet. My internet is down so not so many Words today xoxoxo

Marrianna said...

These are gorgeous. I only learned about POCKET LETTERS recently from a blog friend. Your photos are the first I've seen of a complete pocket letter. Thanks for the explanation on how they are created. I just might need to join a pocket letter swap or start one of my own. I don't make ATCs very much so it will be a challenge for me either way. But I'll think on it. I might cut the ATCs from Bristol board that I got recently when Michael's was having a great sale on the pads of paper - buy 1 get 3 free of equal or lesser value - (and I got some to make Suzy's lace book). Any ideas on how to find a swap for the pocket letters? Sure would appreciate your input.

Hugs, Marrianna in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA (where it is currently raining somewhat lightly)

Montrue said...

Hi Liz,
I also never heard of pocket letters.
Love to make one just don't know what ATCs means?
If you don't mind to explain it to me, I would appreciate it very much.
Love your blog,
hugs, Monika
P.S. How do you send it to a friend?

Janine said...

There is a Pocket Letter Pals Facebook group where you swap (share) pocket letters with other group members. The name of the group on Facebook is Pocket Letter Pals. I will try to do a direct link here in the comments:

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely Pocket Letters. I've heard of them, but I appreciated your explanation. Both themes were so fun and the little ATC's all adorable. Missing our ATC swaps already. I am hoping to have my studio back in order by next week. So I can start a few overdue projects.
Have a lovely weekend. Just a Beautiful weather weekend here.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Liz,
love the pocket letters received and given. Thanks for sharing.
Have a lovely week.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Liz, love your pocket letter you received and the great one you created. I have heard of and seen these around blogland and I know those participating are having lots of fun.
Thanks for stopping by. So nice to see you. Have a great week.

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Roosterhead Designs said...

Hello Liz,
I just had to return to see more of your blog! I have only recently heard of Pocket Letters too. I want to give it a try; and this post has really inspired me! Thanks and have a nice day~Karen

Diana Taylor said...

I've never heard of pocket letters before, they are gorgeous - I love the Halloween theme, you've really captured 'spooky'! The backgrounds are fab, especially the woods with the gothic window, and you've used the most gorgeous images - I love that poison bottle!