What’s a Pocket Letter?

Hi friends! Viewers have been asking me about pocket letters for a while now. The Pocket Letter trend was founded by Janette Lane as a way to send goodies and notes to current or new pen pals. The notes and goodies are housed in baseball card page protectors. There are swap groups you can join too and the movement is worldwide. I started out having no idea what I was doing but finished with a project I was happy with:

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It feels like a cross between cardmaking and project life and artist trading cards. Best of all it is a social craft, you make, swap and collect them. It is easy to store the letters you receive too because they will fit in a standard binder!

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I tried out the new Pocket Pen Pal dies from Scor-Pal and they made the process of creating the pocket letter quick and easy. You can save 10% on these dies with coupon code: frugal10 Watch the video to see the entire process.

Video!

Supplies:

Directions:
1. Die Cut all dies in the Pocket Pen Pal series from cardstock.
2. Trim out tags and decorations for pattern paper.
3. Gather supplies and goodies to share.
4. Assemble the crafty goodness and slide them into the page protectors

I hope you give this craft a try! I want to thank Scor-Pal for sponsoring this post, use the code frugal10 to save 10% on the Pocket Pen Pal dies and accessories! They are wonderful for artist trading cards, gift card presentation and cardmaking too! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

22 Responses

  1. I love making pocket letters! I’ve made a few of them! They are so much fun to make – and to receive! I went over to Scor-Pal but I was so disappointed that the Bundle is sold out, sad face here! Such a great price! I’ll have to continue making my Pocket Letters without them! But I enjoyed your video!

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    • oh no! I just emailed the company, hopefully they have more or can pull bundles for the other kits. We will keep you updated:)

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      • Back in stock! I emailed them too! Thanks so much! I’m checking out the shipping costs to Canada now… Really appreciate your help!

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        • Yay! I am so glad you let me know, itwouldbe a shame for folks to miss out:)

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          • They have awesome customer service too! Roy was very helpful! Just placed my order! Thank you! P.S. Reading your other comments I am surprised so many people have never heard of pocket letters – they are all the rage in blogland!

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  2. I love this idea and all the cute little things that can go into it thank you for sharing this. Believe it or not I do not own any big shots or other machines But i might be able to figure out a way to create something like Hugs Bev

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  3. Really cute pocket letter. Those dies are fantastic. I made my first one a few weeks ago and gave it to my friend who introduced me to papercrafting. She had never seen one before and loved it.

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  4. LOVE this!! I saw your video and so much fun creating pocket cards with these dies. When does the discount code expire? Thanks!

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  5. wow, never heard of these but think they are really cute. Thanks Lindsay another interesting video

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  6. Never heard of pocket letter til now. Thanks for explaining 🙂 I sometimes send a card to another crafter wz some goodies in it but often used clear envelopes to put those in, devided by the contents, like ribbons, buttons, etc. I will def.try these next time . 🙂 also as you mentioned, for my organization, esp.for those which became low in stock, like ribbons, so they will be easy to find and will be used til the end 🙂

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  7. Can’t wait to make some to send to friends. I absolutely love your enthusiasm for crafting and your fantastic videos.

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  8. I can’t wait to make some of these for friends. Love your enthusiasm for crafting and your fantastic videos.

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  9. Thank you LIndsay! As ever your are a mine of information! I thought I’d better tell you in case other follower’s have had the same problem. I wondered why I wasn’t getting notifications from YT any more when you put up a new video. I investigated and somehow (it wasn’t me) my notifications had changed to mobile only? I had never seen this setting before and now I have changed it to e-mail only (I only have my phone on when I go out) . . . I didn’t want other followers to lose out if theirs had changed as well! Have a lovely day/evening! Your loyal follower. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  10. Thank you Lindsey for explaining what a pocket letter was all about…I somehow miss out on what these were…but now I know…so thank you…they do look like fun…tfs

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  11. At first I didn’t know what a pocket letter was. but thanks to your video I know. That’s a cool why to share art supplies with friends.

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  12. I have never heard of pocket letters. I love the dies you used.
    Whoever gets your pocket letter is going to be one lucky person.

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  13. How do you find groups to join for the pocket letters

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    • Hi, Cindy, there are some groups on facebook that swap pocket letters. If you’re on fb, just search on “pocket” and lots of them come up. Also I’m pretty sure I saw one over at Splitcoast Stampers too, but could be wrong. I’m not in a group but I’ve made some for my friends and vice versa. They are a lot of fun to make and tuck in all kinds of crafty goodies. Also very fun to receive! Good luck!

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  14. That’s a fun project, especially for kids.

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  15. I had heard of these before and from what little I had seen of them actually thought there was a little more “letter” to the whole thing rather than just sending supplies. Yay! Finally a set of dies I won’t be wanting. That doesn’t happen very often when you’re addicted to dies like I am.

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  16. How do I respond to a pocket letter? One of the pockets had questions, so do I put my answers in one of the pockets AND have an about me pocket?

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