Wanna see my latest pocket letter? I recently joined a pen-pal group on Facebook and knew I had to send out this creation! (The group isn’t specifically for PL’s but I think they make the sweetest happy mail so I couldn’t resist!) I used some cut out vintage children’s book illustrations as my jumping off point and I’m so happy with the results! I love the purple and browns and pinks and yellows! (Plus those sweet little girlfriends walking arm and arm are just too adorable for words.)
I decided to include a “Mail Tag” since this is a new-to-me pal. She can respond to these questions if she decides to write me back.
Here’s a look at the goodies tucked in the back of each pocket. I included things like stickers, die-cuts, tags, felt, and washi samples. The little card that says TALLY is actually a vintage score card for playing Bridge. Totally random (and I doubt this pen pal plays Bridge) but I thought it fit the theme perfectly!
How cute is she??? If you’re into paper crafts (pocket letters, scrapbooking, flip books, collages, etc), vintage children’s books are such a fun element to incorporate! Just flip through some kid books when you’re at a Goodwill or a garage sale and see if there are any illustrations that you like. You can usually nab used picture books for less than a dollar! (And you may even have some in your own collection that you’d be willing to repurpose for the sake of craftin’!)
These little trios are totally #SquadGoals, amirite? But also low key #OutfitGoals, too. Ha!
And I can’t with this rocket ship! Obsessed. Hope my pen pal loves receiving this pocket letter as much as I loved making it!!
Thanks so much for stopping by, guys! Are any of you into paper crafting (pocket letters or otherwise)? What sort of crafts // DIY do you enjoy?
16 thoughts on “A Pocket Letter Inspired by Children’s Book Illustrations”
Such a creative and fantastic things to do in 2018.
They are absolutely beautiful😍 keep doing what you do!
Yes! Bring back pen pals! This is such a cute creation!!
I miss having a penpal! I remember having one in Manchester (back in the day when I lives in Finland) and one in New York and it’s such a shame we lost touch years and years ago. This is an epic concoction, I am in love!
I’ve never heard of pocket letters but it seems very interesting and I think I’m going to try it since I love crafty activities.
Thanks for sharing! The color palette you chose and the use of vintage children’s book are such a nice idea.
You should totally give it a try. It’s a really fun way to craft!
How unique! The creativity has given me full on heart eyes!
Awww! Thanks Frances!! 🙂
This is such a creative idea, really loved what you made..
Gorgeous! I love pocket letters and this is such a great idea. I’ll need to have a look for some cute picture books next time I’m in a charity shop. Thanks for sharing