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Welcome to day 11th of our 14th Birthday Party Game-A-Day celebration! I hope you are enjoying the activities so far.

Today I'm going to introduce you all to Pocket Letters. These are officially created by Janette Lane. You can find her website here and it gives a lot of information about the original idea and many examples. Also search Pinterest and Google for more ideas/examples.

I want you all to create such a letter yourself. And to give you a little start I created a easy template for you all to use. It includes a template to make a digital version and a template to create a printable sheet to print. (preview is linked)



Be creative make sure things are in the pockets cards/papers, but you could also add some stuff on top of it...

Here is a hybride sample made by Cassie



and a digital sample made by me



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1. Can we do a digital version? I can not print right now

Yes it includes a template to make a digital version and a template to create a printable sheet to print

2. to who do we send this letter?
A digital version you don't have to send you could choose to make it for yourself and write yourself a letter, or to your choldren for in their album or without a letter so it is a hidden letter.
With a hybride version you could also choose to write the letter to yourself or no letter so you can keep it...

The intention is just to scrap such a pretty letter like you can see in the samples
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I'm not entirely sure I get it, Wendy. Is it just a pocket page that you send someone? Or is it just supposed to be a pocket page grouped around a theme? It's pretty, but what IS it, exactly? I read her explanation on her website, but it's still unclear.
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Thank you so much!! Will sleep on this and see where the wind blows tomorrow as far as the direction of my scrapping!!

Thank you for the pocket template!
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I'm not entirely sure I get it, Wendy. Is it just a pocket page that you send someone? Or is it just supposed to be a pocket page grouped around a theme? It's pretty, but what IS it, exactly? I read her explanation on her website, but it's still unclear.
Kellie, I don't know which parts of the website you looked at, but this was from the About page:

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Pocket letters or pocket mail is a new method I created of sending snail mail all across the globe! In a nutshell, the contents of a typical penpal letter are organized and sent in a trading card protector or a Pocket Letter™ insert. These types of creative letters are exchanged with penpals (or Pocket Letter Pals) any where in the world.
Remember the old trend to scrap Artist Trading Cards? In theory they were for trading with other scrappers, though I don't know how often people actually traded them. I feel like Pocket Letters are ATC's more elaborate cousin. Kind of a fun, graphic way to share favorite quotes and bits and pieces of your life rather than true pen pal letters.
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I'm not entirely sure I get it, Wendy. Is it just a pocket page that you send someone? Or is it just supposed to be a pocket page grouped around a theme? It's pretty, but what IS it, exactly? I read her explanation on her website, but it's still unclear.
Maybe this will help:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1t8v...BTisFSljj/view

I read it as instead of writing a letter to your friend, family member, penpal and dressing up the paper with doodles, stickers and sending trinkets, you use the enclosed pocket and fill it with your letter, trinkets, stickers, etc. Then as the receiver gets their Pocket Letter, they put it in an album that is beautifully displayed like a scrapbooking album.

So yes, kind of like a pocket page. This is to you, so something that you would journal to yourself, place throughout the pocket pages and fill with coordinating trinkets, flowers, alpha letter, etc.

Did I explain that any better?
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Can we do a digital version? I can not print right now
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Can we do a digital version? I can not print right now
I'd say yes because she says she included the digital version

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I want you all to create such a letter yourself. And to give you a little start I created a easy template for you all to use. It includes a template to make a digital version and a template to create a printable sheet to print. (preview is linked)
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From my understanding, it's a layered pocket scrap layout (some embellishments/papers clipped to the cards, others clustered on top), with the journalling being a letter to yourself. Hope that clears it up?
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After reading Janette's page and searching Pinterest, I found this to be helpful.

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Morning lol just woke up. I added the option also in the letter freebie I included a template to make a digital version, not everyone is a hybrid. So you can clip cars, papers etc in the numbered cards and fill it up with pretties so it looks like a pocket letter but than a digital version... but it needs to look like a filled

If you choose to do a hybride version with printed stuff you need to have such album sleep yourself to put it in for real like Cassie did.
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After reading Janette's page and searching Pinterest, I found this to be helpful.

Yeah this is possible but some things mentioned are only a option for when you make a real letter to someone, but if you choose to make a digital version you could also choose to add a little letter to yourself, or not add it and pretend it was hidden under a card etc.
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Old 02-11-2020, 01:14 AM
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From my understanding, it's a layered pocket scrap layout (some embellishments/papers clipped to the cards, others clustered on top), with the journalling being a letter to yourself. Hope that clears it up?
Yep this is it 100% and YOU may choose if you want to make a digital version with the offered template with sleeve and background template or a hybride version where you need to use a real pocket sleeve to put all the stuff in...
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Thank you so much for the awesome template!! It helped me a lot. I hope I did it right.

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Thank you so much for the awesome template!! It helped me a lot. I hope I did it right.

You did it perfect. You could also choose to add some beautiful ribbons at the holes, or add some elements on top of it like Cassie did, but that is a choice and not a pre...
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Ok, this is the most amazing challenge ever! I loved it and I'm sure I will use it again. I'm not an hybrid gal, but I love the digital version. Thanks for the cool template!

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What a great idea. I will have to spend a little time coming up with a page.
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Great challenge Wendy and beautiful contributions already!!

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thank you so much for the fun challenge, wendy !

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Thanks for this amazing challenge!

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So excited to do this!
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Ohhhhh Something different... excited to give it a try!
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Old 02-11-2020, 07:35 AM
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This was fun. I haven't done one before. Thanks for the challenge.
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Thank you for the awesome template, Wendy!
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After reading Janette's page and searching Pinterest, I found this to be helpful.

THANK YOU! This helps me so much. Even though I have albums and albums of beautiful pages, I'm really not a creative soul. I just like pretty things and happy memories, so a little bit of a guide is just what I needed.

Some of you girls are SO INSPIRING!
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Ooooh I found this one quite tricky!

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These are always a challenge to me. Trying not to use all the elements is so hard!
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OMG! These are so darling!! There is so much inspiration in this thread!!!
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I wasn't too sure about this project, but I really had fun once I got started!

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This was fun and soooo out of my wheel house

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Fun challenge!

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So much fun!
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hope this shows up ok, I made it during my lunch at work..... shhhhh. I have PSE8 here, haven't used that in a long while and of course didn't have my shadows etc. so I kind of winged it.

Fun challenge, thanks Wendy!

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I love all of these! Such a fun project Wendy and inspirational! You ladies are rocking this challenge!

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I have never done this kind of scrap, neither paper nor digital. Not my cup of tea, and really outside of my comfort zone....and I had a lot of trouble. I hope it will be fine with :

Kit Collab SSD "One 4 the books"
Template "pocket letter" by Wendyp
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Here is mine

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I really loved this challenge, Wendy, thank you so much!

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Here is mine.
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Thanks for such a fun challenge. I'm in love with how it turned out, even though I never would have come up with this on my own.
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This was a fun challenge!

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It was a hard challenge for me, but at the end I love it! I hope it is ok!

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