Tuesday, 24 March 2015

April Pocket Letter

This has been a fun one.  Under the Pokemon cards and stickers I have a Pokemon design that says Happy Easter cut up to fit the pockets.  When my grandson removes all of the fun stuff he will still have a picture to see.

I have to go get this off in the mail so it will arrive on time.

He loved his March Pocket Letters - looking forward to creating many more.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Pocket Letters for Grandkids

My grandchildren live across the country from me and my oldest has just turned 5.  It was a thrill to hear how stoked he was with the homemade Lego card and Toys R Us gift card.  I started thinking about sending him something to open in the mail every month.  A couple of weeks ago a friend told me about a new thing that she has become addicted to called Pocket Letters.  This is the perfect thing to send to my grandson.

March 2015 Pocket Letter

Since then I have been on the hunt for relatively flat things that will fit into the pockets of baseball trading card pages.   I have set up a binder with several pocket pages and have started to collect things with monthly themes to go in each pocket.   So far I have partial pages to take me up to next February.  The challenge will be to find things very flat that can easily be mailed in a No. 10 envelope.


Pokemon cards
Stride lime gum
Star Wars stickers
Lego Mini Figure
1" flair buttons
MineCraft stickers

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Shabby Mini Album

I have been thinking about different acrylic stands available at Michaels for a long time.  Originally I wanted to make a mini recipe book with the 4 x 6" stands but feared that the sturdiness of them wouldn't be able to handle the weight of the paper and binder rings - I kept picturing them toppling over.

Several months ago when I was standing in front of the Acrylic Basics section in Michaels Framing departments it hit.  Flip the frame down and use Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ring Binders.

I drilled holes in the centre of the acrylic to line up with the Binder Rings.  I placed a block of wood behind the acrylic to stabilize it and keep it from cracking.  The binders stay in place with brads that come with them.  Before pushing the brads through, I inserted a polkadot piece of recollections paper.  Once the brads were in place I had a cute little mini album that won't topple over.

I cut several tabbed and pocket pages to create my Shabby Mini Album.  I added some small watercolours and Project Life cards.

I used:

8 x 10 Acrylic Basics from Michaels 

Tim Holtz Ring Binder   (2 per pkg)

American Crafts Crate Paper Stack

Recollections polkadot paper

Heidi Swapp Project Life cards - Foil Kit

Drill & a block of wood.