Hi daisies. I realize that many of us are home these days, with very few activities outside of the home. While there might not be a ton to add to our planners, there is still a lot that we can do to enjoy our kits. There’s memory keeping, scrap booking, card making, and various paper crafts. Today I’m going to share with you just a few of the ways that I am using mine.
Pocket letters are a great way to enjoy our kits and reach out to a friend across the miles with a cheery hello!
You can find many tutorials online for making pocket letters. In today’s post, I’m simply going to touch on them, since I have a few different projects to share. To make a pocket letter, you’ll need a trading card sleeve sleeve or page protector. You can cut your Cocoa Daisy paper down to (9) pieces that measure 2.5 wide x 3.5 tall. I like to lay my individual cards out and add bits and bobs that I want to use to decorate them before I actually start attaching anything.
I used elements from my Up, Up, and Away kits to decorate and add goodies for the recipient of my pocket letter to enjoy. I also added things from my own stash. I loved the pennant stickers that came in this month’s kit and used them to make a banner.
Sometimes I add things in little baggies and use a stapler to attach them to the card.
I love to include washi as I’ve done here, using floss bobbins.
When my pocket letter is don, it slips right into a business size envelope. I like to first give that envelope a little pop of color.
You can get even more creative with your pocket letters and have images traverse across multiple pockets.
In my video below, I go into a bit more detail about how to do that.
Another thing I like to do with my kit paper and dashboards is to make tags. These are fun to tuck into the pocket of your planners & journals, but they also make nice happy mail.
I also like to create Memorydex cards with my kit elements. Sometimes I add photos to them and do a little memory keeping.
These are fun little cards that are great for using up all those extra bits from our kit.
Be sure to leave COMMENT on the You Tube Video for a chance to win one of the two pocket letters!
Thanks for following along. Happy crafting!
Tags: Day In The Life, happy mail, Cocoa Daisy, Cocoa Daisy kits, Planner, inspiration, Cocoa Daisy Day Planner, daisy day planner kit, pocket letter, YouTube, #cocoadaisykits, memorydex
Love the pocket letters! I now have a great use for trading card sleeves that I have on hand (from work when business cards were the rage) and make happy mail to send to my friends and family. Thank you for this idea and the inspiration!!