Pocket letters started in America by the lovely Janette Lane, She was very keen to try Project Life (A way to journal your life) but she couldn't afford all the cards and files etc to do them so, thinking outside the box, she found some old baseball card wallets and tried to journal on a budget.... But.... They became pocket letters! Here is her first video explaining all about them here. Well I have to say I watched this and wanted to find out more! I pinned like a crazy woman and joined a couple of fb groups. I chose ones who swapped in the UK.
First things first, get online and order some pockets! I bough a set of 10 on Amazon, (I didn't want to commit to more in case I didn't like it). As soon as they arrived I set about creating my first pocket letter! The papers I used came free in a magazine, I never know what to use them for so a perfect opportunity!
Here is a little video of my first ever pocket letter.
So I had made this thing, it was fun but now what?? Well I posted my little video on the Facebook group and two people wanted to swap straight away! Sooo excited (big happy dance) I sent this one off to the first person who contacted me and I now have another to make for the other. I was also contacted by someone living in America to do a swap! Ooo. Now l am not someone who is good at keeping up with things if I'm honest but the joy of these is you don't have to strike up new pen pals for life, you can just do swaps. I can't wait to receive my first one!
Well I am off to share over at Handmade Monday, hopefully I Will see you over there checking out all the crafty goodness!
Bye for now and if you fancy giving pocket letters a go or even want to swap give me a yell. I am thinking it is a great way to use up scraps!