Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Creative Inspiration - Pocket letter fun

Well... the weekend just flew by.. this time of the year is absolutely crazy and no matter how much I say that I will stay on top of things things it just doesn't seem to happen. 

Anyways... I have been playing with some more of the Summer Vibes paper range by Simple Stories.

I have had to wait a little bit longer than I had hoped to be able to share as I had created this pocket letter using some of the paper for a swap. The pocket letter has arrived safe and sound at it's destination in New Zealand so I am able to share now.
The pocket letter was for a summer themed swap. I was at a bit of a loss as to how to take this theme at first. Then the kit arrived and I knew that it was perfect for this. I was going to do my usual and decorate each little pocket however I had this idea of creating a picture divided into each of the pockets. I also know that I wanted to create a sun to signify summer. So with that in mind I cut five of one pattern (hello paper) and and four of the matching paper (aqua floral). 

The fun part came when I created the sun rays. To make it easier I used some re positional tape and adhered the pocket page to my mat leaving 2mm spacing to allow for cutting. I then layered the mellow yellow card stock rays and some matching washi till I was happy. I added the centre of the sun last to cover where the sun rays overlapped in the bottom left. To add a bit of sparkle I glitzed it up with some gold sequins from my stash.

To continue with the summer theme I added a title using some medium sized alpha stickers and some old beach themed stickers mounted on 3D foam to add some depth to the pocket letter. Super fun and easy to do too. I added all the goodies to go with the pocket letter into little bags and put them on the back of the pocket letter so that they didn't take away from the sun I had created. 

Lastly I have also managed to create a quick belated birthday card.  
Once again I have had a male birthday card to create. I always seem to put these off as I always seem to struggle pulling it all together to give them a masculine feel. I have used some kraft card stock as the base for the card. I have then matted some of the camera patterned paper from the Summer Vibes paper range onto some black card stock. 

Then it was simply a case of adding some embellishments to finish it all off. I have added a mini silver dot paper bag as the base for embellishments and then layered a mix of washi tape, die cut arrow border and a hash tag die cut which I then finished off with some garden twine. I then added my greeting and the card was all done.

Well... hope that everyone has a super week.

Better get back to sorting out some more goodies to share.

TFL, M x

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