Discovering Pocket Letters

Okay, so how many of you have heard of pocket letters?? Do you know what they are?

Pocket Letters are essentially decorated and embellished trading card protector pages. They contain a letter in one of the pockets( as the name would imply) and then other little gifts and surprises in the others.

I had no idea about Pocket Letters until a few weeks ago and now I am little obsessed. I made my first one using some retired Stampin Up products and I absolutely love it.

pocket letter


In this pocket letter, I made the middle pocket a shaker pocket. I used a Project Life Fuse tool to do this. If you don't have one you could try sealing the pocket with tear n tape and washi.


pocket letter

Stampin' Up Suites are perfect for creating gorgeous, colour coordinated pocket letters! I ordered so much more holiday stuff after discovering these.  I can use everything in one project and still make completely different pocket letters using the same suite again.

For my first pocket letter I used supplies from Stampin' Up's Carousel Birthday suite. I am not including a supply list below as the paper and stamp set are retired but you can get a sense of how pocket letters work.

The DSP is cut to 2.5 x 3.5" for each pocket and you can embellish directly on the paper or on the outside of the pocket.

pocket letter


In this birthday pocket letter I included balloons, embellishments, chocolate, hair ties, a colouring page, pretty paper clips, and a charm.


pocket letter


Here it is folded to put in an envelope (I coloured the horse using Stampin' Blends) :

pocket letter

What are your thoughts on Pocket Letters? Passing fad or awesome invention that will keep getting increasingly popular? Leave a comment below.

I most definitely have plans to make more using current Stampin' Up! products :-)

Happy Stamping!


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