Tuesday, September 22, 2015

It's In The Mail- Pocket Letter

I'm so excited to share my first Design Team project for Maymay Made It Stamps. I want to thank all of you that have came over to my blog to see my project. I am the only Design Team member without a YouTube channel. See the end of the post to learn more about this great stamp line, and where you can find the other Design Team Members. My project is a Pocket Letter. Not sure what a Pocket Letter is? Here is a link to a great video by Janette Lane creator of Pocket Letters/Pocket Letter Pals.           

 Pocket Letter Pals-Janette Lane:https://youtu.be/OxHLkm0lZi0

Here is my Pocket Letter. 

I really enjoyed making this Pocket Letter, it was a challenge to make it using only one stamp set but I loved every minute of it. I think it turned out super cute. I would love to give it to one lucky person that leaves a comment on this post. I'll be adding goodies in the back!!! 
So leave a comment if you would like a chance to win this Pocket Letter!!!! 

1. I started out with a nine pocket trading card organizer. I cut 9 cards at 2.5 X 3.5, and inked the edges and inserted them to get the layout I wanted. 
2. I then stamped several envelopes on the different patterned papers, and fussy cut them. 
3. I cut out the postage stamp and mail box with my Cricut Explore. (cartridge and image info in product list) I inked all the edges with Distress Ink and pieced them. 
4. These 4 cards are my favorite because the Maymay Made it Stamps, helped me to make them so unique. 
     A. I cut this card out because i liked the banners. I then stamped the snail over the top of them directly on the card. I then stamped the snail on 2 different coordinating papers and cut out the shell and body and pieced them on the top of the first image I stamped. It's a great way to add color with out coloring. I then used a scrap cut at 2 inches 3/4in. to make a belly band. I stamped the "Snail Mail" sentiment and punched it out with a 1in. circle punch.  I added circle on the band and then tucked extra stamped envelopes behind it. 
     B. This card was super easy. I just stamped the "Do Not Bend" randomly on the card. I then cut out a flag from the paper line and stamped on it "Fragile". I inked the edges of the flag added it on with dimensional tape.
     C. This card was the same as the one above I stamped one sentiment randomly then just added another over it on layered coordinating papers.
     D. This card I simply layers 3 pieces of paper added the mail box die cut, stamped the Happy mail sentiment and and cut it into a flag an added it with a piece of foam tape. 

5. The bottom 3 pockets I simply added  the stamped and cut envelopes. The Postage Stamp card(s) i just put the to pieces side by side  glued down and then cut them in half. 
6. I added a banner by poking holes in my card organizer and running twine through it and tying  knots on the ends. I then used paper clips to add some more of those cute little cut out envelopes. 

Products I Used:

Maymay Made It-It's In The Mail Stamp Set 
DCWV- The Weekend Neutrals Stack 
Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Hickory Smoke 
Scotch- Advanced Tape Glider 
Tombow- Mono Multi Liquid Glue
EK Success- Cutter Bee Scissors
WRMK- Crop-O-Dile 
Twine from Target $1 spot
Acrylic Stamping Block 
Tim Holtz- Idea-ology- Mini Paper clips 
Cricut Explore 
Cricut Images: 
Postage-Sentimentals Cricut Cartridge  
Mail Box- Disney Mickey & Friends Cricut Cartridge
9 Trading Card Organizer 
Double-sided Foam Tape 


1. Maymay Made It stamps were created in 2013.
2. They are manufactured from high quality photopolymer right here in the USA.
3. 4x6 stamp sets (or what I call full size) are $11.99.
4. 4x4 stamp sets are $7.99.
5. Maymay Made It offers a stamp club. It is $11.99 per month USA and $13.49 per month international, there is not shipping charge and as long as you are a club member in good standing you can take advantage of free shipping on all stamps ordered from the Etsy store. 
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Maymay Made It Fall/Winter Design Team:
Tracey Phillips
Gareth Frewer
Christopher Lopez
Stacy Williams

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