Pocket Letter 2: Link-Up

When I had this idea to bring Pocket Letters and Flip Books to my blog I never imagined how many of you would enjoy it. With round 2 in the books (please send out your swap today unless we have spoken already) I am happy to say I will most likely do a 3rd round since there is some interest. I’m still trying to find a format that is easier for me since I do this all on my own so once again there may be changes in the next sign-up, which will probably be in March.

Anyway, if you have already received your snail mail item, link up below. And remember…Happy Crafting!

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Pocket Letter Sign-Ups : Round 2 {CLOSED}

In November I hosted a Pocket Letter swap. There were 36 of us and it seemed to be a rousing success (basically I received no complaints). Since people seemed to enjoy it and were interested in maybe doing another one I decided to give Round 2 a go.

If you are new to Pocket Letters you are probably wondering what they are. Pocket Letters are something created by Janette Lane and are a fun way to send snail mail love while being creative. A better explanation:

Pocket Letters are penpal letters in. pocket format. Basically, you fill all the pockets of a 9 Pocket Page Protector (or similar) and send.
~Pocket Letter Pals

I’m not going to deny that I love getting snail mail. There is something super exciting about something showing up in a mail box/PO Box. I love not knowing what it will be when I open the envelope. I love seeing people’s creativity.

The thing about Pocket Letters are they are pretty simple to make based off of some YouTube videos. (See HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE if interested. There are a ton more.) All you need is some crafting supplies (pretty paper/card stock, washi, embellishments, stickers…), a 9 pocket baseball card sheet (you can buy 10 for like $5.00 on Amazon or can buy them at Staples, Walmart, probably even Target), and some creativity.

Anyway after the first round I got some feedback and changed a few things. People were concerned about gift card amounts (gift cards were not required) so I decided to remove that question from the questionnaire. Also participants wanted more information on their partner so I added a “Tell your partner more about you” box. The other difference is the option to have a random partner or to send to the same person sending to you. Honestly I don’t know if this will work or if I can accommodate everyone but I’m going to test it out and see how it goes.

The most noticeable of changes (if you did the first round) is the addition of a Flip Book option. In the past couple of months I have come to love the Flip Book style of crafting. I have found a some Instagram accounts (HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE) that have inspired me to make my own. Since I love it so much I thought I would introduce it to all of you you and see if you are interested. If it becomes something people enjoy then it may get it’s own “feature”. If you would like some YouTube tutorials please see HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE).

Okay, on to the information part.

Information:

  1. Fill out the form below by 11:59 PM (EST) on 1/26/16. I will then pair you with your partner. This is INTERNATIONAL as it is usually able to be sent with a couple of stamps. I will try to pair by region/country if I can.

  2.  Partner information will be emailed by 1/29/16.

  3. Starting planning your creativity. There are only one requirements for this round. You MUST include a letter. Trinkets are okay to be included but not a requirement. Please remember what you send out may not be what you get back and that is okay. This is for fun and a way to be creative. But a letter is a MUST.

  4. Mail out your pocket letter/flip book by 2/12/16. If you will be late mailing out your letter please contact me.

  5. A Link-Up will be posted on 2/12/16. When you receive your pocket letter/flip book please tweet, Instagram, blog, vlog about it and link-up so we can all see the awesomeness and care that went into these.

  6. If you would like to continue sending back and forth with your partner that is up to the you.

  7. Most importantly have fun and if you sign-up follow through as I don’t want to have to chase people.

     

If you have any questions please feel free to email me.

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Pocket Letters – Link-Up

Wow, that was fun! Honestly when I first saw Pocket Letters on line and decided to bring them to the book loving world I never thought I would get as much love for the idea as I did. About 36 of you signed up and made #PocketLetterABCs everything I hoped it would be and more. So much so in fact that I’m thinking of maybe doing one of these 3ish times a year starting next year maybe with different themes rather than books.

Now that that is out of the way, the fun part, the part where we get to see everyone’s creativity and talent. Personally my pocket letter switch hasn’t happened (a delay I knew about) but I will do a post when it arrives or post pictures on Twitter or Instagram for all of you to see. But if you have yours already and have blogged about it, tweeted with a picture or posted a picture on Instagram now is the time to link-up.

I don’t know about you but I had a lot of fun doing this and I want to make it better if I do it again. If you took part in the 1st round of Pocket Letters please answer all the below survey questions. If you didn’t take part you are still welcome to answer the last question. All feedback will be helpful.

Thanks again for indulging me. If you want to see what this Pocket Letter thing is all about you can do so HERE. If you want to try making one yourself and send it off I am always a willing recipient. Just email me.

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Pocket Letter Sign-Up {CLOSED}

As you have all learned I am currently obsessed with planning and decorating my Erin Condren planner.  Ever since I was little I would love stickers and crafts and using my planner to incorporate both and creativity is making me very happy. Because of this I have been watching a lot of “Plan with Me” videos on YouTube which have lead me to my new obsession and one I want you all to get involved in…the Pocket Letter.

What’s a Pocket Letter you may ask? Well my answer would be nine pockets of awesome, but that isn’t very descriptive. How’s this:

Pocket Letters are penpal letters in. pocket format. Basically, you fill all the pockets of a 9 Pocket Page Protector (or similar) and send.
~Pocket Letter Pals

I’m not going to deny that I love getting snail mail. There is something super exciting about something showing up in a mail box/PO Box. When I came across this idea created by Janette Lane I just knew it would be kind of perfect for our book-ish community. We all have some type of creativity bug in us and what better way to get it out then

They are pretty simple to make based off of some YouTube videos. (See HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE if interested. There are a ton more.) All you need is some crafting supplies (pretty paper/card stock, washi, embellishments, stickers…), a 9 pocket baseball card sheet (you can buy 10 for like $5.00 on Amazon or can buy them at Staples, Walmart, probably even Target), and some creativity.

Information:

  1. Fill out the form below by midnight (EST) on 11/3/15. I will then pair you with your partner (you will send to who sends to you to make it easy) This is INTERNATIONAL as it is usually able to be sent with a couple of stamps. I will try to pair by region/country if I can.

  2.  Partner information will be emailed by 11/8/15.

  3. Starting planning your creativity. There are only two requirements for the pockets. One has to included a letter. It doesn’t have to be long, but it should be thoughtful. And two pockets have to be book related. They can be a picture of something connected to the book, a copy of the cover of your person’s favorite book, something having to do with a character. There just have to be 2 book related pockets. You will have 2 weeks to work on your pockets. If you would like to do double sided you are welcome to but it is not required (although it is nice to have a paper backing in each pocket since it is see through).

  4. Mail out your pocket letter by 11/23/15. If you will be late mailing out your letter please contact me and your buddy.

  5. On 11/30/15 I will post a link-up. When you receive your pocket letter please tweet, Instagram, blog, vlog about your Pocket Letter and link-up so we can all see the awesomeness and care that went into these.

  6. If you would like to continue sending pocket letters back and forth with your partner that is up to the two of you. This is my first shot at something like this so I want to see how it goes. If it is a success and people enjoy it I will do it again. Please bare with me though as there may be some kinks that will need to be worked out.

  7. Most importantly have fun and if you sign-up follow through as I don’t want to have to chase people.

    SIGN-UPS ARE CLOSED!

Examples of some of my favorite Pocket Letters online:

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LINKS: 1 || 2 || 3 || 4

 

If you have any questions please feel free to email me.

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