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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

#58 Pocket Books/Letters or Gift Card Holders

Whoops forgot to schedule my post for this month at Unstampabelles. My excuse is that my son is here for his yearly visit an I just lost the track of the days!!! Sorry!!!

Now for an alert!!! Lots of information coming. So best make a cuppa and enjoy the ride towards something a bit different!

 This month Susan challenged us to do something different. It's a Pocket Book/Letters or Gift Card Holder and the twist is to add a CROWN.
  • not just a card; 
  • not just a box; 
  • not just a tag; 
  • not just an album; 
  • not just a scrap page

So, what do we want? 
Basically anything that has a pocket into which you can put photos, tags, images, presents, gift cards.......

What are Pocket Letters and Pocket Letter Pal?
Basically it's a new way to write letters to penpals for a one time-swap or permanently. You decorate all the pockets of a trading card sleeve or similar, and send the whole page to someone who wants to swap with you. You can fill the pockets with anything you like (stickers, tea bags, a note, washi tape samples, pictures, etc.) Make sure to include a short letter or note and tuck it in one of the pockets. It's the perfect way to collect letters from penpals around the world and a convenient way to store them. They fit perfectly in a binder! 

This video on You Tube will explain it

 I must admit I hadn't heard of them but Susan does love to challenge us and that's why I love being part of Unstampabelles. .....always something a bit different.

What is a Pocket Book? 
A book with pockets! Again, go to the internet and check out thevideo's on making pocket books or check out Pinterest where there are many different ones made. Decorate them to your hearts content as long as you don't use stamps!

Gift Card Holders
These can be pockets in a bag, or in a box or on a tag or purpose built!
Of course as always there is a prize from the lovely Susan.

It's a die from Intricutz Dies which cuts/emboss/stencil.
This is my inspiration for you. It's a small purse/pocket with a gift tag for a young Princess!!
This was made fro a kit I had in my stash....not sure where it came from sorry. I printed it on white card stock. The gift tag was hung on the handle of the purse/bag. I had some lovely silver thread left over from making my Christmas baubles so this was used to make the handle. I added a pink bow to finish. As you can see my Princess is wearing a crown so it's perfect for the twist.
I hope you enjoy being challenged to do something just a wee bit different. Check out the video link at the beginning of the post for more inspiration or pop over to Unstampabelles (link in sidebar)
 Don't forget the stamps please....digi or otherwise. We are 'UNstampabelles! Have fun!!



  1. These are so pretty Wynn, you're so right - just perfect for a princess.

  2. Such a sweet gift for a small girl - or not! Could work equally as well for an 18th or 21st or 50th! Thanks for your efforts Wynn - they are always appreciated.