Thursday, January 17, 2019

FRENCH KISS Pocket Pages | with Nathalie and Shellye

Nathalie Leonelli:-
I am so glad to be back with Doodlebug Design for another year! My first project of 2019 is a Valentine's Day pocket letter with a French theme thanks to my favorite new collection, French Kiss:

I had so much fun creating each pocket! I picked the background papers from the 6x6 paper pad and then used a variety of elements like Doodle-pops, shaped Sprinkles, paper clips, washi, stickers and die-cuts. 

There are a couple of more "advanced" ones (above), like the shaker pocket which was created with the packaging of the pug Doodle-pop which fits perfectly in the pocket! I filled it with sequins and glitter, sealed it with washi tape and added stickers on top of it. I also created a pocket to hold die-cuts by folding patterned paper and cutting it at an angle in the front. 

Do you have a favorite pocket? I can't pick just one! You will love the French Kiss collection, its color combination and its super cute elements from chocolates to the Eiffel Tower. It was definitely love at first sight for me!
Supply list:
 Special Delivery and Love pug Doodlepops;
Love always, Tiny truffles, City of Love and  Lots of Love washi;
Heart Throb, French Kiss and Chocolate Box Shape Sprinkles
French Kiss Odds & Ends,
 French Kiss Chit Chat,
 French Kiss Icon Stickers,
 French Kiss This & That sticker sheet,
 French Kiss 6x6 paper pad,
 Hello jelly clip,
 Bike Ride cute clips,
 Mini doilies in Ladybug,
 Fancy Frills in Ladybug,
 Mini Love letters craft kit,
 Doodlebug sequins, glitter and twine;

Page protector, glassine bag, acetate scrap

Shellye McDaniel:-
Whether you use a standard baseball card holder or a photo album protector sheet, pocket letters are easy and fun to create!  For my project, I chose to use two of the 8X8 page protectors with 4X4 pocket squares.  If you'd prefer to alter the pocket sizes, try using a sewing machine or sealing tool.

First, I cut various patterns of double-sided papers into 4X4 squares. Each of those papers were embellished with a paper doily, die-cuts or cut-out cards.  I created a pocket for one of the squares by attaching foam adhesive tape to the bottom and sides of a cut-out card and then attached it to the base paper.  This creates a nice pocket for holding bulkier items such as embellished clips and cards of twine.

Because pocket letters are meant to be shared, I like to use repositionable adhesive dots to adhere items like the quotes, sticker sheets and doilies; this will make it easy for the recipient to pull off and use!  Embroidery floss cards are a great way to share samplers of washi tape, ribbon and twine.  And don't forget to incorporate simple dies or cut files for items such as tags and hearts to give your pocket letter a unique touch.

Doodlebug Design Product:
French Kiss Odds & Ends
French Kiss Chit Chat
French Kiss Mini Icon Stickers
French Kiss Icon Stickers
French Kiss 6X6 Paper Pad
French Kiss French Cafe Double-Sided Cardstock
French Kiss Bon Bons Double-Sided Cardstock
French Kiss Mon Amour Double-Sided Cardstock
Lily White Mini Paper Clips
Swimming Pool Mini Doilies
Cupcake, Bubblegum, Ladybug, Swimming Pool Sequins
Cupcake Doodle Twine
Cupcake Chunky Twine
Blue Jean Jewels
Love Always Washi Tape
Cupcake Sweet Roll Mini Icon Stickers
Sprinkles Washi Tape
Baby Hearts Shape Sprinkles
Bike Ride Cute Clips
4X4 Square Protectors (8X8)
Ladybug Mini Clothespins

Red/White Gingham Ribbon


  1. These pocket letters are fabulous!! Love all the little details, whoever gets them will be thrilled!

  2. These are terrific projects Natalie and Shellye!!! Love the many #doodlebugdesign icons and cutie stickers!!!

  3. Wow 2 projects in one post! How fun. I love love these pocket letters ladies. You both did a fabulous job. Thank you for all the ideas you shared with us, I’m new to pocket pages so these tips are definitely going to help me out. The French Kiss Collection is stunning


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