I think I am finally getting the hang of these pocket letters. I am still not able to whip these out like some folks in a couple hours, but this one only took me one full day (that’s a huge improvement from 4 days!). This one was made for my sweet friend, Bev (YT: NewCrafterBev) who loves dogs and has a poodle that looks so much like my Biscuit. 🙂
I used pups from three different stamp sets but tried to keep them all relatively similar in their simplicity and cartoon style. I used “Puppy Pals” from My Cute Stamps, “Paws and Claws” from The Paper Company, and “Critters in the Dog Park” from Lawn Fawn. I colored them with the following Copic colors (clockwise from upper left) and fussy cut each of them out, edging them completely with a black marker to eliminate the white paper edge, and adding glints of eyes and shines on noses with a white Gelly Roll pen.
Shaggy Dog: E51, 52 and 53
Harlequin Great Dane: W1 and W7
Chihuahua: E50, YR20 and YR31
Australian Terrier: E51, E11, E13, W5 and W7
Pug: E50, E51, E53, W5 and W7
For each of the backgrounds, I used the Tim Holtz Alterations Movers and Shapers ATC and Corners Die Set and scrap papers I’ve been gifted (sorry I don’t know the names of the collections). Because the patterns were very busy, I die cut hearts from cream colored scrap papers using the third smallest heart from the Diemond Dies Nesting Hearts Die Set and framed each pup in a heart. To give a more finished vintage look, I inked the edges of the hearts and the cut out ATCs with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Photo.
I filled the center column top and bottom pockets, with poodle buttons, glittery dimensional paws, and fun shaped doggy love metal paper clips. For the center pocket, I used my new fuse tool to create a shaker, which I filled with sequins, gold glitter, dog bone punch outs from vellum and kraft card stock, and the word beads “play,” “&,” and “run” from Bead Landing. To add something with movement, I added metal dangles of an adorable little pup and a dog head charm with twine and yellow and white bakers twine bows.
The back of each pocket is filled with more fun doggy embellishments and crafty goodies, which you can peek at in the following share video:
This pocket letter is being entered into the following challenges:
MarkerPOP Anything Goes Challenge (Top 3 Winner)
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Wednesday Challenge
Lawn Fawn Calling All Critters Challenge
Card Mania Metal Embellishment Challenge
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful crafty day! WOOF
An adorable pocket card – fabulous colours and papers, I love your cute puppies and wonderful elements!!
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Bev is one lucky friend, that’s for sure! Wow, what an ADORABLE pocket page! OK, I’m a pocket scrapbooker, but yours is the second pockect page I’ve seen made as a gift for someone; I have GOT to check out this new trend! Whjat a cool idea! All the stamp sets are great (I am a HYGE doggy lover – I have 3 ShihTzu’s, but I love all breeds). Gorgeous coloring, and all the tidbits you put in are sooo cute! Thank you for joining us over at MarkerPOP! for our Anything Goes Challenge!
Thanks so much for the kind words Valerie! I love doggy anything so this pocket letter page was a labor of love. 🙂 My Havanese, Bandito, looks a lot like ShihTzus so I love that look of pup. Yours must be adorable. Thanks for stopping by and for the super fun challenge at MarkerPOP. Big hugs, kristina
What a super fun project! And I love how you’ve stuck to a specific color palette throughout. It really ties it all together. Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!
Thanks so much Christiana! I love doggy themed anything, and that boxer from Lawn Fawn is so stinkin cute! tf stopping by! Hugs, Kristina
Adorable project! I love all the detail you put into it! Thanks for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!
Aww thanks so much Samantha! I love that little playful boxer from Lawn Fawn and it was a perfect addition to this pocket letter. 🙂 tf stopping by! Hugs, kristina
Love your project! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Lawnscaping Challenge! Hugs, karin
Thank you Karin! I love anything doggy, so I was really enjoying making this pocket letter. I love that little boxer from Lawn Fawn! 🙂
OMGoodness – how delightful 😀 This is a fantastic creation. 😀 I haven’t tried to make one of these myself yet but I did receive one last week – which was just awesome 😀
IKE in Greece xoxoxox
I am starting to get the hang of them, but these pocket letters really take a lot out of me. I do love them in the end though. 🙂 TF stopping by! Hugs, Kristina
So cute!!! Looks great! 🙂
Super design, great colours and a fab images!
Thanks for joining in with this months challenge at Card Mania, hope you’ll come and join us next time too, good luck!
Thanks so much for stopping by and for hosting a fun challenge! Hugs, Kristina