Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Christmas Town Advent Calendar Pocket Letter | with Nathalie

Advent pocket letters combine the excitement of counting down the days til Christmas and the joy brought on by happy mail. What could be better? Well, maybe making them is almost better than receiving them, especially when you get to play with the Christmas Town collection! I spent an afternoon immersed in this project and loved every second!
The base of my pocket letter is made of coin page protectors. They come with 20 pockets so I cut and taped an extra row in order to get 24 pockets. The next step was to cut twenty-four 2x2inches pieces of textured card-stock in four different colors. Then the fun began!
I worked on each square by selecting papers from the 6x6 Christmas Town pad (and sometimes the 6x6 Floral-Graph Petite Prints pad), stickers from the Icon and Mini icon sticker sheets but also die-cuts from the Chit Chat and the Odds & Ends packs. For the numbers, I used Teensy Type sheets in various colors. I made sure each square had some dimension by using foam dots and/or with embellishments like Sprinkles (dots and shaped) and sequins. I have also included a couple Doodle-Pops.
I covered the side of the letter (where the binder holes are) with a border sticker from the This & That sheet and made a tassel in matching colors with some Doodle Twine.
I went the crafty route and filled the pockets with small die-cuts and stickers, washi samples and other embellishments but they can also be filled with small chocolates or fun Holiday activities/prompts. And even if you are not into making pocket letters, why not use each of these squares as a starting point for gift tags? Either way, I am sure it will delight the recipient!
Thank you for stopping by! I wish you all a wonderful Holiday Season!


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