Friday, July 29, 2016

Club Scrap July 2016 Artist Team Challenge

Artist Trading Cards and Pocket Letters are very popular right now. ATCs are 2.5 x 3.5 inch pieces of artwork...the size of a playing card or sports trading card. The idea of creating nine ATCs to fit into a Pocket Trading Card Protector and mailing it to a friend became the “Pocket Letter”. If you have no idea what this is and want to read more about this, go HERE.

I guess you have seen what fantastic cards
Pam has created for you on her blog
and came over here for more ideas.

This is my pocket letter:

I found these cards in my stash:
They are from the kit Gimme a Ring  Jan 2009.
It is a kit I love very much. The retro style and the 
colors too. So this became my theme for the pocket letter.
I googled some vintage phone pictures and together
with the little materials I had left from this kit I got to work.
So here are the ATC's for the pocket letter (left to right):

#1 I love also to have something on the outside, so with the 
book clip I added one of the cut aparts from the kit. 
  I used this card to sign the letter and added the date of making it.

#2 The photo corners are from one of the CS kits, another cut appart
and a vintage picture from internet.

#3 The telephones where on a piece of scrap I had in the box, so 
I cut them and used them for decoration on the card. Another
picture from internet. The words are Tim Hotz stickers. 
#4 Here i tried to combine the tree ATC's the background of this card
is decorated with the Cape Cod stencil and a vintage picture
from internet with a tiny paperclip from one of my findings boxes.

#5 background with the Cape Cod stencil and the sentiment from 
the rubber stamps from this Gimme a Ring kit. The "hello"
that is fastned on the outside of the pockets is another cut apart.

#6 Here I stamped and embossed the old fashioned telephone
with black embossing powder. Then stamped it on a post-it note
and cut it out to cover the embossed image. Now i took the "taktalktalk"
stamp and covered the complete ATC.

#7 A stamp from this month's Office Space kit worked perfect 
for the theme of the pocket letter.And  found this cute dial button
in my stash.

#8 More Cape Cod stencil use for the backgroun d and some 
cut aparts. The memorandum stamp from Office Space stapled
to the ATC. 

#9 I loved this cute little girl on the telephone and there was 
a perfect matching text. The hearts in the background are
from the Fizz kit.

The pocket sleeve is decorated with washi tape 
and ribbonson the left side.

On the information blog i learned, that when sending this pocket
letter, there are some more rules: adding some gifts and a real letter
with a little about yourself for the receiver.

So I added a bag of sequins, a ribbon and some
sticky pearl in the first 3 pockets.

So here on the left you find the "ketter"in the pocket letter,
a few lables and a bag of photo corners. 
A little more about the letter.
i created a real pocket  to add the letter.
I decorated the pocket with the Cape Cod stencil.

Hrtr is the template of the pocket
if you want to create one too.

And in these last pockets you find some washi tape (best to
tape it around a credit card) and a clear stamp. In the middle 
pocket you find an explatantion of the pocket letter (this is
a freebie here) and a bag of Dutch Blend tea to drink while crafting.

Now to send this pocket letter, you just fold it harmonica wize and 
find a matching envelope, or make your own envelop for sending
 it to your Pocket Letter Pen Pal!

I used my last piece of 12x12 inch paper from the Gimme a Ring
kit to make a large enough envelop for the Pocket Letter.
I closed it with washi tape and  it is ready for sending!

Now go on to 
Jennifer's Blog for more inspiration.

If you hapen to loose your way, there is always the
Club Scrap main blog. More inspiration
and the list of all the participants of the blog hop.

Thanks for looking 
and have a creative day!


Papercrafting Princess said...

Totally cute!

Karen Wyngaard said...

I love how you added the vintage photos, they really complement the stamped sentiments!

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Diana said...

WOW. This is such a fav of mine. Love the retro look and the photos are such a hoot.

Finding Your Niche said...

Love the vintage feel to your PL! Super pretty.

Capescrapper said...

Love the use of Gimme a Ring for this Pocket Letter Hetty!! Well done!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a fabulous pocket letter Hetty - it is one of the best I have seen

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your Pocket Letter looks so cool, Hetty! This kit has so many awesome elements for a pocket letter! I enjoyed examining each little pocket card! Thanks for the template for the little PL envelope! I like that you made your own envelope for mailing too - it's always tough to find the right size to mail them! Have a great weekend, my friend!

Donna said...

Too adorable! I love the vintage photos, goes great with the Office Space collection!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

What a great gift to open this would be. I love it. SO much work would be very much appreciated I'm sure.

Laura said...

Had not heard of pocket letters. Thanks for the wonderful introduction with your cool ATCs and the link/explanation with freebies! Your set of pocket cards/letters/art is amazing! I love your style. Sweet how you added sweet little gifts for each card too!Thanks for the template for your real pocket too!

Lisa D said...

What a pocketful of greatness, Hetty! You reached waaaay back with that kit! Excellent!

Hi! I'm Shirley and said...

Very nice!

Rettaescape said...

Hetty! Great idea using Gimme a Ring cards and cutouts! Very cute pocket pages!

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Jean said...

Such fun! Love all the details!

APeeling Papercrafts said...

OMG Hetty! I love your vintage cards! Love the layers and design!