Friday, May 8, 2015

So What the Heck ARE These Pocket Pal Letters I Keep Hearing About?

So, I kept hearing about Pocket Pal Letters being swapped - and I had no idea what they were. Then a group I to which I belong on Facebook (Scrapbooking with M.E.) had a swap and I decided to find out what it was all about and participate.

So I found out. The 'pocket page' is actually one of those nine-section baseball card collector protector pages. Each pocket contains an ATC that you make for your partner, and then you fill the back of the pockets with anything you like (stickers, tea bags, a note, washi tape samples, pictures, etc.) A short note or letter is included and tucked into one of the pockets. I've noticed that the majority of what people send are small crafting notions and supplies. Just little bits and bobs that are interesting and fun to receive. A short note or letter is included and tucked into one of the pockets.

Then the Pocket Letter is folded up and sent in a standard 10 size envelope.

So, I was assigned Tammy van Erp as a partner, which was exciting because I really love her style of work and knew I would love the ATC's I received from her. Not too greedy, am I?

Well, today it made its long lonely journey from Canada to Connecticut and I found it in the post ... and I just love it! Here is a photo of the Pocket Pal Letter as it arrived ...
 It's a shame that I am simply unable to photograph anything in plastic or glass without getting that dreadful glare - but you can get the idea. These are the nine ATC's that are in the front of the page.

This is the back with all the goodies that she sent along with the ATC's...
You can't really see them that well, but there are lots of brass findings, filligree work, fancy threads, miniature clothespins, butterfly embellishments, fancy-topped paper clips, etc. Fun things. She also included in the package a HUGE stack of Strips of Pearls embellishments in ever color in the rainbow. What a treat - they'll last me all year!

Here are individual photos of the ATC's ... be sure to click on them so you get a larger image and can see the details more clearly!

So, that's what the Pocket Letter Pal is all about.

If you'd like to see what I made for Tammy, she made a video of herself receiving and unpacking it (instead of taking photos - she's an over-achiever LOL), you can see it here:

So, that's what the heck all the fuss about Pocket Pal Letters is about!

Now, go make something beautiful!
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(¸.•´♥ Tristan


Barb Black said...

Neato! I'm so glad you posted this. I've been seeing them and wondering what they were all about as well. Thanks!

Colleen O'Connor said...

What a great idea!

Jennifer said...

very beautiful! now i need to find someone to do a trade with...wink wink.

Jackie PN said...

FAB score on those pocket letter atc's!! and treasures!! Really beautiful pieces you have received- make sure to photgraph and share yours when you are done! ") xo