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How to Create a Whimsical and Beautiful Penpal Pocket: Step-by-Step Tutorial

Thank you so much for joining me for this How to Create a Whimsical and Beautiful Penpal Pocket: Step-by-Step Tutorial, Let's jump right in.

I started by cutting down a piece of cardstock to 10x7 inches and then scored at the 2.5 inch mark giving me a folio with two flaps. Next, I cut down a bunch of stunning Craft o Clock pattern paper to fit on all the flaps, I also went around every element with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink to give it a more vintage look and feel.

I added a velum pocket then decorated the folio with some cut-apart's from the same pattern paper set and a couple doily's. Next, I worked on the 5x7 Envelope I used all the same elements to decorate it but I did also bring in an alphabet die set to add my penpals name in some glitter cardstock and some tea stained paper for her address.

Once everything was done I added a few fun goodies to the vellum pocket along with the letter I wrote to Izabel, I am pretty happy with how this project turned out and I hope you will also give it a try if you enjoy sending fun goodies to your penpals.

Thank you so much for taking this quick look at my How to Create a Whimsical and Beautiful Penpal Pocket: Step-by-Step Tutorial. If you would like a more in-depth look please check out the video below, I also have a complete supplies list in case you want to know exactly what I used. I hope to see you again very soon!!

In side news, I opened my Etsy shop!! I have a discount code if anyone wants to order some of my Chunky Floral Alphabet stickers or anything else fun in my shop!! The Code is THANKYOU10 I hope you will give my shop a look and let me know what you think of the stickers!!


Craft O clock Touch of Nostalgia 12x12 pattern paper and cut-apart Extras

5x7 Kraft envelope

Kraft Cardstock

Bazzill 40lb Heavy Weight Velum


Champagne Glitter Cardstock

Nuvo Deluxe Glue

Art Glitter glue

Fine Glue Tip

Tim Holtz Precision Slide Trimmer

Tim Holtz Glass media mat

Score Buddy

Teflon bone folder

Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink

Blending Tool

Domed Foam

Tim Holtz Mini Snips

Tim Holtz Shears

Tim Holtz Craft Pick

Reverse Tweezers

Tim Holtz Vault World Travel Wafer Dies

Sizzix Sidekick

Spellbinders Opal self-adhesive gems

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