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!!!! 
CONTEST WILL END SEPT.30th, 2015 

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 


ALL ABOUT MAYMAY MADE IT & FALL/WINTER DT:

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. 
Maymay Links:
Get Maymay Made It Stamps here:
https://goo.gl/924Kwq
Maymay Made It Youtube:
http://goo.gl/EPxIBl
Maymay Made It and So Did I Facebook Group
http://goo.gl/EPxIBl

Maymay Made It Fall/Winter Design Team:
Tracey Phillips
https://goo.gl/OQ6bp0
Gareth Frewer
https://goo.gl/iuQewu
Christopher Lopez
http://goo.gl/ZemXd2
Stacy Williams
https://goo.gl/N7YUrg

THANKS AGAIN FOR STOPPING BY MY BLOG!!!! 
Please feel free to ask any questions, leave a comment, and follow me.
-Chris