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USAPC: Send a Pocket Letter

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USAPC:  Send a Pocket Letter
Group:USA Paper Crafts
Swap Coordinator:isabellasnow (contact)
Swap categories: Paper Crafts 
Number of people in swap:35
Location:Regional - United States
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:March 20, 2015
Date items must be sent by:April 13, 2015
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

I just received my first pocket letter! I found out about it through Instagram and I thought it would be a fun project for the group.

A pocket letter basically consists of a 9-pocket plastic sheet (for storing baseball cards, etc), where each pocket is filled with something unique. When filled, fold the pocket letter in thirds, pop it into an envie and send!

The theme for this round is: ALL ABOUT ME

The tutorial below shows the inventor of pocket letters explaining her concept and how it works:

Click here

Go to Pinterest and search for pocket letters to see lots of fun examples.

There are 9 pockets to be filled--all about you!

If you love collecting washi tape, why not send a sample? Do you love tea? How about sending a bag of your favorite tea? Are you a paper lover (as is everyone in the group)? How about some paper backgrounds for ATC's? Are birds one of your favorite things? Why not send a bird tag? Used postage stamps, air mail goodies--anything goes. You get the idea . . . In ONE of the pockets please write a little note explaining why you sent the items you chose to send. Be creative!

Since our group is based around a love of paper, lean towards including mostly paper items in the pockets.

If you choose to decorate the pockets, don't overdo it--make certain you can see the goodie inside. Decorating the front and back plastic part of the pockets is NOT a requirement.

This is NOT meant to be a $$$ swap. . . don't run out and buy things to put in the 9 pockets--you'll already have the things you love!

Any questions? Please pm me or leave a comment here.

Discussion

barbieloufromKY 03/ 6/2015 #

I am so glad you are hosting this! I saw this idea somewhere (can't remember where!) and thought it would be a fun thing to do!

BetsyG 03/ 7/2015 #

I received one from a friend, but really didn't understand it until I read this swap. I can't wait to try it.

MissWhimsy 03/ 7/2015 #

What a fantastic idea for a swap!!!

BusyB 03/ 8/2015 #

Oh so glad you're hosting this! I just found out about this. I'm going to be making some for my long time art buddies for their birthdays in the next few months!

isabellasnow 03/ 9/2015 #

I'm so glad everyone is excited! Typically I learn about something once it has reached its peak and is on the way out! I'm very excited too and plan to host these with different themes throughout the year. Everyone have fun.

joyceann888 03/ 9/2015 #

I've been doing these for a couple of weeks! This will be fun!

spotteddogs 03/ 9/2015 #

Watching until I can go buy some pocket pages .. but how cute are these!?!

crescendo 03/10/2015 #

I just learned about these last week as well when someone in the Wishlist group asked for one and I had to go Google for it. I thought it sounded very fun, and it is! I just made my first one to practice on a friend, and have been making some birthday themed ones instead of sending the standard bday card. My only issue with it is getting overwhelmed by how much paper stuff I own and what to choose from the mountain of it, haha. Thanks for the swap with parameters/theme, it makes it easier to narrow down the contents. Weeee!

cardgal5 03/13/2015 #

Sounds like a GREAT idea... I hope you do this again in the near future. Right now I can't do to much I broke and fractured my wrist 3/1 had surgery 3/6 now I have a plate and 3 screws in my wrist. As soon as I can I will be back to make things again.

isabellasnow 03/15/2015 #

Wishes for a speedy recovery @cardgal15 . . . I will plan to run these with different themes--maybe one per month? With holidays and seasons there will be plenty of available themes.

@crescendo . . . I know I will have the same issues with deciding what to send. My craft room is sort of like a space shuttle--I pick my way through to my chair and am completely surrounded ;+)

So glad everyone likes the idea!

barbieloufromKY 03/17/2015 #

WOW! This swap has sparked some interest! :-)

ladydy5 03/17/2015 #

If you like group swaps and maybe like me I just put a group up called 9 little pockets for USA. Join both, I did!

isabellasnow 03/19/2015 #

If anyone is having an issue finding pockets, I bought a set of 10 @ Office Max for $3.99. They also had a package of 25 for $6.99. You can also get them on ebay.

Jjean 03/19/2015 #

Love this idea...got my first one today & it is fun > also bought the pocket pages at Wal-Mart for 2.79.....thanks for hosting this swap....

willap 03/21/2015 #

Darn I missed this by 1 day. When you be doing another one?

grammag 03/25/2015 #

I had never heard of these until this swap! It's going to be so much fun. And as for my craft room, my son-in-law went in there a couple of days ago to get something and when he came back he said it looked like a craft store threw up in there! lol

AnitaHames 03/28/2015 #

Hobby Lobby has a 40 pack of pocket pages for 7.99. With the 40% off coupon, it's about $4.80. They're by the coin collecting stuff.

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