Welcome, welcome friends
to the Club Scrap Crewel & Unusual Blog Hop!!
This month's Club Scrap Kit - Crewel & Unusual is such a fun kit to work with. To begin with the name really threw me when I first heard it...so I had to look it up. I knew crewel had something to do with needle work but nothing beyond that - it's one of the few arts & crafts I haven't tried - LOL!! So, here's what I came up with... Crewel, crewel work or crewel embroidery is traditionally a wool product stitched in a linen twill. It's not a counted type stitch but more free-hand allowing a more artistic touch. Apparently it's been around for quite some time...well over 1,000 years! So there you go.
And here's what I created for you... A Crewel & Unusual Pocket Letter. Pocket Letters, unlike Crewel, has been around for a relatively short period of time so they are just beginning to catch on. You may or may not know, recently I hosted my first Pocket Letter Swap here on the blog and it was a resounding success. Most people already asking for another because it was so much fun!
What is a pocket letter? It's a fun way twist on pen pals. You take a baseball card page protector, fill it with ATC size cards (2.5 x 3.5"), place goodies behind each card and a letter to the recipient tucked somewhere in one of the pockets. Fun and easy!
Actually, this basic idea has been around for quite some time in different forms (among ATC swappers) minus the goodie stash but last year Janette Lane came up with the catchy little name and used Project Life cards as the inserts. Since then popularity has been growing ever since. Rubber stampers and paper artists have taken it a step further by creating their own art cards to personalize them and make them their own.
It's a really fun way to share a little bit about yourself, your art and some goodies all rolled into one. Pocket Letters are not only fun to make but receive as well.
Here is a close up of the individual stamped cards....
The long stem flower was actually one of the printed cardstocks included in the kit. I cut it apart and embellished each card differently. The top portion has pop dotted leaves, second card has a stamped sentiment "be" with a wood embellishment "happy" (that also came in the kit) and on the final card the stitching is highlighted with glitter.
And here's a peek at the back, filled (except for the note) and ready to be sent off to.....??????
GIVE A WAY ALERT!!!
That's where you come in! Have you ever made a pocket letter? Have you ever rec'd one??? Yes, No???? well, simply leave a comment telling me if you'd be interested in participating in a PL Swap. If so you might be the person I send this PL off to!
You have until 3-5-16 to post a comment, at that time I will select one person that I will send my Crewel & Unusual Pocket Letter to.
Good Luck Friends!
And keep your eye on the blog for another PL swap coming soon.
It's time to send you off to the next blogger...
And remember if you get lost along the way
you can find the complete list of hoppers here -
ClubScrap.com - Cardstock, Rubber Stamps, Embellishments
IMAGINE Crafts - Memento Ink
Other: Page Protector, glitter, sequins, round mini brads