Hi everyone! My name is Brittany and I’m so excited to be doing a guest post here at PopFizzPaper! I’m a diehard POPFIZZFAN! I’m a PopFizzPerson, I like other PopFizzPeople… just consider me a PopFizzPfanatic! Today I’m sharing the pocket letter I made using the supplies from the May Planner Kit! I’m relatively new to the world of pocket letters and tend to gravitate towards over-embellishment but when I saw the gorgeous papers created by Dani and Brooklynne I knew they had to be the focal point of my project!
Let’s get started!
Whenever I create a pocket letter I like to pull out everything I think I might use and spread it out on my desk. So I pulled out the May kit and a few other tools and embellishments I thought would come in handy.
Since I knew I wasn’t going to be using too many embellishments I decided to create dimension in each pocket by “fussy” cutting around the designs and layering different sheets together.
On the bottom row I took the floral design from one page, the greenery from another, and layered them together on the yellow floral page.
In the middle I kept it simple layering pink and blue watercolor pages.
I wanted to put more florals in the top row, keep the blue background, and still have dimension so I again “fussy” cut the floral design but layered it on the same blue paper.
Once I had each card figured out I started embellishing with the stamps that came in the kit! I really love these little butterflies and the intricate corner stamp!
While I had the inkpad out I used a trick I learned from former Creative Team member Vanessa! She is always adding dimension to her projects with a little black ink around the edges and I’m obsessed with the effect it gives so I like to do it too!
I wanted to incorporate the washi tape and stickers from the kit but was afraid they’d look too dark against the soft watercolors of the paper however, once the edges had been inked up they looked perfect together! I especially like how the purple of the paper peeks through the transparent background of the washi tape!
I pulled out this sticker from my stash that incorporated most of the colors of the paper but was missing purple. I solved that problem by layering it with a dark purple flower from the kit!
After I had all of the cards embellished and in their pockets I decided to add a few details to the outside of the sleeve. I added a few flat back pearls and a Heidi Swapp acetate piece that says “Smile”.
At this point all that was left was my shaker pocket! I don’t have a fusing tool so I use double-sided tape to close up my shakers!
I pulled out all the little sparkly bits I wanted to add and then I stuffed that pocket full! I really tried to use a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes and I love how it turned out! Although I’m not sure I can really call it a shaker pocket when it is too full to shake…
Here’s how the whole pocket letter looks put together!
The colors of the paper reminded me of the amazing Arizona sunsets from when I was a kid growing up outside of Phoenix and I tried to recreate that in the pocket letter. The yellow peeks out from behind the flowers like the sun before it goes down with the “sky” fading from pink to blue to purple. I know it is simple when it comes to embellishments but the paper itself is so intricate that I’m glad I let it speak for itself instead of covering any of it up!
Before I go I thought I would also share how I wrapped up this pocket letter!
I simply layered together a mint doily, gold doily, white doily, washi tape, PFP sticker, cardstock embellishment and tied it in a bow!
There’s my entire project! I hope you enjoyed seeing how I used the supplies from the PopFizzPlanner Kit to create a pocket letter! I’ve loved having this out on my desk all month as I worked on the blog post and I think I might just keep it for myself instead of swapping it with one of my pen pals! I feel like that’s breaking the official code of pocket lettering (ya know… if we had one!!)
Do you make pocket letters? What’s your favorite way to create them- each pocket full of embellishment and unique to the other cards or as one large picture? Let me know in the comments if you’re team embellishment, team paper, or if you like making all different kinds!
Thanks so much for letting me share with you! #PopFizzFriendsForever