Hi everyone, these last couple of days I have been making these Large Pocket Letter’s.
I used to make something similar many many years ago from the junk mail we used to receive in the 90’s they were lots of fun but no way near as pretty as today’s versions.
These are usually made with clear pouches, people use the football card sleeves or make them themselves with a fuse tool.
I decided to make an easy one just from card, and with one acetate pocket in the middle.
The layouts for these are endless, I choose 5 different pocket styles over the 9 squares but there’s no reason why you can’t do the same over all the areas.
It all wraps ups nicely held together with a large binder clip covered in ribbons.
To make the layout I’ve chosen you will need…
1 piece of 12 x 12 cardstock score at 3.7/8, 4.1/8, 7.7/8 & 8.1/8, score along the other side at 4″ & 8″
If you want to mat all your squares then you will need 3.1/2 x 3.1/2 squares, up to 18 if you want to cover every square front and back.
To make the envelopes I use in the top left and bottom right you need 2 pieces of 5.1/4 x 5.1/4 pattern paper and use the 3 x 3 card size on your envelope punch board.
For the simple straight pockets in the top and bottom middle sections, you need 2 pieces of 3.3/4 x 2.1/4 scoring along the 3.3/4 side at 1/4 & 3.1/2, then score along the 2.1/4 side at 1/4″
To make the 2 criss-cross pockets in the top right and bottom left corners you will need 2 pieces of 9.3/4 x 3.1/4, score along the 9.3/4 side at 3.1/4 & 6.1/2. Follow my tutorial below to see where you need to cut these.
For the middle left and right corner style pockets, you will need to keep the pieces you cut off the previous pockets above.
For the middle acetate pocket, you will need one piece of 3.1/2 x 3.1/2
1 piece of clear acetate 4.1/2 x 4″, score along the 4.1/2 side at 1/2″ & 4″ then score along the 4″ side at 1/2″
The papers I used are the Petal Promenade 12 x 12 pack from Stampin Up.
The gold Thickers stick pack are by American Crafts and I purchased them from the range.
The Live, Love & Laugh dies are part of a Sizzix set called Tribal Words.
Check out my full tutorial below to see how I made them.
I filled mine with chocolate, a single tea bag, embellishments, stickers, washi tape, ribbon, basically anything quite flat. I also kept a pocket for a little note card or journalling for the recipient.
I made these little clear pouches holding sequins with a 2″ circle folded in half and an eyelet punched through the top finished off with some pretty ribbon.
I love the top tip of using gold flakes over glue dots, it gives your projects a really nice touch.
I’ve already received some lovely comments about this project so I hope you all give it a go, they are lots of fun and easy to make.
Have a wonderful weekend.