Saturday, May 30, 2015

Pocket Letters - The Newest Paper Fad!!

I've jumped on the Pocket Letter bandwagon, thanks to my good friend, Sharon, she started me on SMASHing, now this!!    If you like paper and you like an easy enjoyable craft session, you should give it a try.  Here is the link to the gal that originated this fun obsession - check it out and get all the details to make your own Pocket Letter.

I've made five so far and have two more lined up to do.  I joined the Facebook group - Pocket Letter Pals,  that's definitely a place to see lots of great work, there are just so many ideas and so many creative people!!    You can find someone on there to swap with or just swap with people that you already know that enjoy doing the same sort of thing!

My love for these letters began when I received these two in the mail - from Sharon and her very talented granddaughter -  this is the front view, the back is also decorated and little bits and pieces of goodies can be slipped in between the papers.  They both did such a great job, they're perfect!!  As always, click on for a closer view.

Here's the first one I made, it went to England to my IG friend, Lynne.  This is front and back - I did this in April and I feel like I've learned so much already!!   I like the front but the back leaves a little bit to be desired!!

The next one was for Tatum, here's the front and back, I used vintage SNAP cards for the back, they fit in the pockets perfectly, goodies were included in between.

I sent Sharon this one - looks like I took the picture before I had prettied up the side of the pocket!  I used a travel theme - use a theme or just do them any way you want.

My friend, Diane who pens the blog Lydia's Post and I decided to swap Pocket Letters.  We're both novices at this, she did a great job on her first letter - I love how she included the book cover of David Cassidy (my 70's heartthrob) and other things that she knew I liked!  Mine is on the way to her right now, or I would include it, I don't want to ruin the surprise!!  I have one other that is on the way to a Pocket Letter pal too, but can't show that one now either!

Pocket letters are everywhere - Facebook, Instagram, on blogs -  it's not hard to find someone to swap with!!  It's so fun!!  Thanks, Sharon for getting me hooked on something else!!!


  1. This looks like so much fun! I need to see more to get an idea of how to do this.

  2. Hey, thanks for not ruining your surprise-- I was scrolling down very slowly just in case!! Glad you showed what you and others have done. Nice to get a better idea of what folks are doing. Lovely work!

  3. Hi Jill!
    Hahahaha giggling like a maniac over here ... I want to do pocket letters so bad! I've been stalking them on IG and You Tube, oh and Midori Travel Notebooks too. Looks like so much fun!! I've always loved stationery and office supplies and letter writing. Let me know if you'd like another pocket letter friend to swap with.
    Happy crafty weekend! Sally

  4. I love these and I've not heard of them before. I have some of those pages to hold trading cards. I'm wondering if that's what you used! I'll go check your link! Looks like fun! Hugs, Diane

  5. I had not heard of these but they are amazing! Love the one with the vintage Snap cards!

    Hugs, Dianne

  6. What an amazing concept. Does this mean Smashing is out? I hope not. Thanks for the introduction to pocket letters. I'm going to check it out.

    1. No, SMASHing is definitely not out, I'm still going strong at that, Pat!! Lots of stuff on Pinterest too!!!