Have you heard about Pocket Letters? Well they are pretty new - Janette Lane came up with them in late January of this year... She was actually looking for an inexpensive way to join the Project Life movement and decided to use baseball card album pages. Here idea grew from there and.... Pocket Letters were born. I understand that many people are swapping these out like pen pals. But I think it would be fun to just send them to unsuspecting people as a surprise, or as a b-day gift or ????
So, what is a Pocket Letter? Basically it's a baseball card album page which has 9 slots - these slots just so happen to be the same size as ATC cards!! SO you fill each of the slots with an ATC and behind each of the ATC's you tuck in little bits, bobs and other goodies your Pal might like.! Embellishments, stickers, fibers, lace, fabric bits, tea, coffee, candy, mini works of art, altered charms, collage images, etc. whatever fits in each little pocket is fair game.
Now I've seen some pocket letters where each pocket is different while other pocket letters follow a theme (disney, travel, flowers, etc.) or a color theme (think R/W/B, Monochromatic, B/W, etc.). It's all up to the creator.
Sounds like such a fun idea doesn't it?
Well, I was lucky enough to recently be the recipient of my very first Pocket Letter courtesy of an Ink Stained friend - Diana. Check it out....
and you flip it over and look at all the fun stuff she included... Ephemera, Fabric Swatch, Metal Filigree pieces, an altered domino, peach tea, a lacy butterfly, animal buttons, mini playing cards and some wicked paper covered buttons.
I'm thinkin' this might be a really nifty swap idea but I wasn't sure if there would be interest or not. I envisioned this going something like - you sign up for 1, 2, or 3 slots, I match you with 1, 2 or 3 people and then you swap your pages direct. Somehow it would be nifty if I could get photos of each page swapped and post it all on a single page.
What do you think? Give it some thought and either e-mail me or post a comment and let me know what you're thinking. If there is enough interest we might just have to do this. I'm very excited now that I actually have one of my very own, I would love share a few of my own creations with others!