This is a project share with the step by step tutorial on my YouTube channel. Someone asked me to make a video on how to do a mini mini pocket letter based on the ones that are made, but are called mini pocket letter charms. The difference between this one and the charms are that these are open, so you can treat them like actual pocket letter. I’m not going to lie, this was not an easy project and took me five tries to get it right. What I am going to include in this post is the steps involved to decorate and fill the pocket letter. I used the Mintay Celebrations Paper Pack, which is not currently in stock in ASC Supplies Esty shop and I’m not sure if or when they will be getting it back in stock. I love these collections of papers and I’m sure you can find something that would make a beautiful mini pocket letter just like this.
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ASC Supply List for the written tutorial project:
Supplies and tools from my craft room:
We R Memory Keeper Fuse Tool and Mat
Art Glitter Glue
Dollar Tree Adhesive Bling Wrap
Distress Oxide Ink – Spiced MarmaladeStep One: Once the pocket was assembled I cut out 9 rectangles that would fit in each of the pockets out of the Celebrations paper pack. The rectangles in the first and third rows were 1 1/2″ x 2″ and the ones in the center row were cut to 1 3/8″ x 2″. Since this was my first attempt ever making these I am still working out what the measurements need to be so that each card is the 1 1/2″ x 2. Once I had each card cut out I started adding the fussy cut images to some of them to give more interest to them.
Step Two: I knew that I wanted to use some gold word strips so I added four of them to four of the outer cards and then slid them all into their corresponding pockets. I also added white glitter washi tape to the bottom and folded it over because I felt the bottom looked very dull without something along the bottom.
Step Three: Now it was time to decorate the front of the pocket letter. I added lace along the top three pockets and then hot glued down the gold adhesive bling wrap I bought at the Dollar Tree. I cut it into strips so I could just one row. I used my 10 second bow maker to make a gold bow and then hot glued that on top of the lace. For the second row I added the sequined doily flower to the center and put an acrylic bling center in the middle of it. The final step was adding sequins in various spots to just give it some dimension.
Step Four: The hardest part was finding items that were small enough to fit in each pocket. I put some fussy cut images from the clip art section of the paper collection in the first pocket. In the second pocket I cut out a mini spool and wrapped white glitter washi tape around it. The third pocket I included some small punched out images I received in a swap. In the fourth pocket I included some small adhesive hearts. The fifth pocket includes a couple of mini tags and banners and the sixth pocket has some Christian stickers that I also received in a swap. I made a sequin mix and included that in the seventh pocket. I cut out some 1 1/4″ inspirational saying circles and included those in the eighth pocket. Finally, for the ninth pocket I included a pink acrylic gem flower that fit perfectly.
I will be making more of the mini mini pocket letters and I love the fact that they are small enough that I can include them in a loaded envelope without them taking up too much room. Also, I will be using a different head on my fuse tool to, hopefully, make the process of making these easier by allowing me to cut out the slits for the pockets, but I am still working on that, so look for another video on that particular process as well.
Check out my YouTube channel for the step by step tutorial on how I made this mini pocket letter.
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