Thursday, June 23, 2016

Mini Pocket letter Using 3 x 4 CTMH Picture My Life Cards With Everyday Life Memory Protectors

Hello friends.  I hope everyone is staying cool with all of this super hot weather.  It is too hot to do anything outside in Southern CA.  Over 100 degrees this week!  I saw somewhere in CA where it was over 120 degrees.  I feel so bad for the people who live in that area.  

It is time for another fabulous Art by Miran Anything Goes Blog Challenge.  I decided to try my hand at creating my version of the Mini Pocket Letter.  I also created a video; which takes you through creating one of these pocket letters.  

I didn't have the Player card size pocket holder; so I used the CTMH 3 x 4 Memory Protector pages that hold Picture My Life cards.  These are part of the fabulous CTMH Everyday Life Album/Planner.  There are 3 different sized memory protectors for this album; so any of them could be used for a pocket letter.  Check out the other Picture My life cards and products to create Pocket Letters or Pocket Scrapbooking.

I needed a Memory Protector that would be big enough for my Art by Miran digi image.  It turned out perfect.  It took me longer to create this pocket letter than it would have to create a card; because it was all new to me.  I have used the CTMH Picture My Life cards for scrapbooking; but have never thought to use them as a pocket letter.  

I hope you enjoy my Mini Pocket letter and will try this size; as it is perfect.  I was intimidated by the 9 player card memory protectors; and later saw people dividing them into mini ones; but I actually like using the 3 x 4 size much better.  This is my first pocket letter; so I am sure they will improve with practice.  LOL!   I just found a tutorial for little envelopes that will work great for holding the gifts for this pocket letter.  So many fabulous ideas out there on YouTube.  

Pocket Letter/Pocket Mail/Pocket Srapbooking Lovers - Cricut Artfully Sent is retiring and it has lots of pocket cards and sleeve cards for your Pocket letters.  So many awesome cards to choose from.  Click here to see the handbook.  Click here to view more information on this awesome Cricut Cartridge - 700 plus items.  All images can be sized for your specific pocket card with the Cricut Explore Cutting Machine.

Mini Pocket Letter Back side with Gifts inserted
All 3 x 4 cards are from (many gold foil)

Supplies Used for this Mini Pocket Letter:

Memory Page Protectors - CTMH 3 x 4 Memory Protectors Z3192
Gold Letters for Hi - EK
Butterfly, dragonfly, borders, heart, Laughter word, Blue Flower - K & Company stash
Cherish, You & I, word stickers and gift stickers - Studio 112 stash
Heart, flowers, Thank you, Smile, pink butterfly and gifts - from my stash.
Arrows - CTMH Everyday Life Washi Tape - Z3211
Ink - CTMH Sky

Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair - Y11, Y21, Y23
Wings - RV55
Flowers - RV52, RV55
Dress & Shoes - RV17
Basket - E's but forgot what I used.  Sorry.

I am entering this Mini Pocket letter in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Sunday)
Addicted To Stamps - Anything Summer (No limit)
Colour Your World With Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Dragonfly Dreams - Say It With Flowers (No limit)
Eclectic Ellapu - Midsummer (No limit)
Glitter N Sparkle - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Pile It On - Old, New, Blue (words, digi, butterly/heart)(1 of 3)
Di's Digis Designs - Summer Challenge (1 of 3) (Saturday)
Scrappers Delights - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Friday)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Polkadoodles - Use a Die (2 of 2)
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
The Outlawz Festive Friday Challenge - National Pink Day (2 of 3)
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Thursday)
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
DL.Art Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes (1 each day)
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Anything Goes (1 of 1)
Star Stampz Challenge - Here Comes Summer (1 of 3)
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Anything Goes w/optional twist (2 of 2)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 3) (Wednesday)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit)
 The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Hobbies (1 of 3)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Wonderful Wednesdays - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Tuesday)
Retarte - Anything Goes (No limit)
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Monday)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
The Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge - A New Technique (Pocket Letter) (1 of 3)
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Other Date)

Mini Pocket Letter
My first Pocket Letter 
Using CTMH 3 x 4 Memory Protectors
These fit our Everyday Life Album

Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge - Retiring - While Supplies last.

Lots of pocket letter goodies. Sleeves work great with pocket letters as well.

Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge has over 100 pocket cards/sleeves for your Pocket Letters.  Check this link to see more information.  This cartridge is retiring - While Supplies Last Only.  Click here to order.

Sleeves are sized 3 1/2 sized; but can be resized to fit any pocket letter.  Pockets are sized 3 x 4; which fit our CTMH Everyday Life Album or you can resize them on Cricut Explore to fit the regular pocket letter size.

Cricut Artbooking and Cricut Artiste also have pocket cards or notes that can be sized to create pocket cards.  
Cricut Artiste has fabulous envelopes for the Pocket letter.

Cricut Artbooking Pocket letter stamp for die cut for Pocket sized note page. - 3 Stamp Sets come with Cricut Artbooking Cartridge.

3 CTMH Cricut Cartridges and Matching Stamps are Retiring!  
Cricut Art Philosophy, Cricut Artiste and Cricut Artfully Sent
Get yours now!  While Supplies Last Only!  

Cricut Art Philosophy, Cricut Artiste and Cricut Artfully Sent are all retiring; plus all the stamp sets that go with them.  Here are the links for all of the cartridges; with pictures of the retiring stamps that coordinate with them.  Be sure to get them while you can.  Click here to order or see links below.

June Stamp Of The Month
$5.00 with $50 purchase or buy for only $17.95; 
with no purchase.

 CTMH Artwork - Created by CTMH

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  1. Thanks for joining our Challenge at Creative Fingers Challenge Blog.

  2. This is a wonderful Pocket Letter!!! Love all the colors and quotes!
    Thanks for joining our ATG challenge at Through the craft room door!
    Hope to see you back next week!

    Aly DT member TTCRD

  3. Great project. It's lovely. Thank you for sharing this with us at Lemon Shortbread challenge blog. Hugs Victoria (DT) x

  4. Such a sweet project, love it!! Thanks for joining our challenge this week with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.
    Marilyn Dt

  5. Great PL! Love how all the elements combine! Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Addicts and Good Luck! :)
    Annabel - Crafty Addicts DT.

  6. Oh my this is super Gloria....I love pocket letter but haven't made one yet. thank you for joining us in our Add a Die Cut Challenge over at Polkadoodles. Hugs Lisa x

  7. Wow, Gloria! Your cards are so much fun, they're like a party for paper. Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday!
    Misty D.
    WAW DT

  8. How fun... so much going on and wonderfully balanced.

    Thank you for sharing your card over at Scrapper's Delights Challenge Blog

    DT- MsWipz

  9. What a lovely project! So many beautiful details to admire! Thanks for sharing with us at creative moments.

  10. Lovely pocket letter x looks like fun x thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

  11. Lovely. Thank you for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams.

  12. Gloria, this smaller version of the Pocket Letter is quite lovely. I enjoyed your YouTube as well. We appreciate your wonderful art, so creative and beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us in the #236-#237 - Word Art Wednesday AG Challenge.
    Blessings, Carole

  13. Beautifully made, Gloria - love the smaller size pocket letters.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.


  14. very nice. Thank you for joining us at Inspiration destination.
    Much greetings Geesje (DT)

  15. Nice pocket letters. Thank you for joining us at Addicted to stamps. hugs

  16. Super creation,thank you for sharing with us at Glitter n Sparkle for our Anything Goes challenge.

    Tracey DTxx

  17. What a fun project! ❤️. I never did pocket letters but always wanted to give it a try. Thank you for joining us at Scrapper's Delights Challenge blog.
    Jane DT

  18. Love your mini pocket letter, nice bright colourful and fun filled. Nice work.

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  19. Lovely Gloria. Thanks for entering this with us at Eclectic Ellapu for our June challenge.

  20. Hermosas composicione! Gracias por participar con nosotras en RETARTE de Stampartpapel...Feliz semana. Paula,DT.

  21. Love your pocket letters so beautifully made. Thank you for joining us at Scrappers Delights. Helen DT

  22. The small size pocket letters are a great idea and so nicely made with lovely colours. Thank you for joining our Use die cuts challenge at the Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge. Good luck Helen DT

  23. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the pretty image and all the fab details!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Dis Digis!
    Lucy x

  24. Great projects! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a great crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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