PLS: Christmas Minis Pocket Letter Style

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Morning, y'all!  We're celebrating Christmas in July over on the Pretty Little Studio blog, and Sunday was my turn to inspire a little festivity and chill into the air.  I have that Glitter-&-Ice-inspired project to share, with you all, today on my little ol' blog.  Enjoy!
Most of my card fronts are made from 3" x 4" pocket cards, trimmed down to 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" and backed with white cardstock.  So, they can actually be used individually, which I plan to do.  I love the pocket pouches for storage and protection, because my mini cards tend to get lost in the shuffle of all the big ones.  So, let's get a little up close and personal.  Shall we?
The base of this first card, which just so happens to be my kiddos' favorite, came from the Merry & Bright Pocket Cards package.  It was topped with a Sparkle Silver Tags Die-Cut snow globe, filled in with an additional Fir Tree Die Cut and a sweet, Merry Die-Cut bird, popped up with foam tape.

A Warm Wishes Die-Cut, "Just for You" tag, laced with Baker's Twine, tied in a bow, and popped up with foam tape, completes the look.
The base of the second mini is a portion of a Sparkle & Bright Journaling Pocket Card.
I used the second half of that same journaling card for the interior of the card.
I then added an additional, 'Tis the Season ornament, popped up with foam tape and strung from a length of Baker's Twine, tied in a bow...
as well as a Happy Season Die-Cut "MERRY CHRISTMAS" sentiment to complete the look.
I used a piece of the Candy Stripe print for the base of the last mini in the first row of pockets.
It was then topped with a Warm Wishes Die-Cut tag, laced with Baker's Twine, tied in a bow...
which was, in turn, topped with a Holly Jolly Flair Button, as well as a "christmas cheer" Holly Jolly Remember Flag Sticker.  A Merry Silver Metallic Label, stapled to its right side for a hint of sparkle, completes the look.
The base of the first card in the second row was made from a Sparkle & Bright Journaling Pocket Card...
overlaid with a bit of the Sparkle Lights Clear print, secured with a couple of staples.
A simple, "CELEBRATE", Warm Wishes Die-Cut tag, laced with Baker's Twine, tied in a bow, and popped up with foam tape, completes the look.
The base of the middle and last minis in this second row were both created from Sparkle & Bright Journaling Pocket Cards, as well.  In order to get this middle one down to the right size, I had to trim the pink, speckled strip off the top edge; but I really wanted to leave it.  So, I trimmed it off the piece I had already cut off and added it to the white bit across the very top.
You can hardly even tell a difference with a length of Baker's Twine wrapped, three times, around their connection and tied in a bow.
A Merry Silver Metallic Label sets the stage for a trio of Christmas Floral Die Cuts, popped up with foam tape, to complete the look.
The only additional things that I added to that sweet Santa Sparkle & Bright Journaling Pocket Card...
was a Warm Wishes Die-Cut sentiment and pennant, popped up with foam tape, and a little Clear Wink of Stella to add sparkle to his cheeks.
The base of the first card in the third in final row was created from a Merry & Bright Pocket Card.
It was then topped with a Warm Wishes Die-Cut tag, laced with Baker's Twine, tied in a bow...
as well as a trio of Happy Season Die-Cut stars and a darling, Merry Die-Cut elf, popped up with foam tape.
Once again, the center and final cards in the bottom row were also created from Sparkle & Bright Journaling Pocket Cards.
Additionally, they both were topped with Warm Wishes Die-Cut tags, laced with Baker's Twine, tied in bows.  The center card was also embellished with a Home for Christmas Snowflakes Vellum Die Cut; 'Tis the Season Die-Cut "SNOW DAY" phrase, popped up with foam tape...
and a Holly Jolly Remember sticker banner.
Last, but certainly not least...
a Happy Season Die-Cut bloom tops that gorgeous Warm Wishes Die-Cut tag, which I mentioned above was laced with Baker's Twine, tied in a bow, and rounds out the pocket letter.
I had to give y'all a peek of that simple, little, "under the tree" sentiment, that was already part of the journaling card, too.
But that's not all!  I have a bonus, for you all, too; because I was just on a roll and had the time to make one more sweet, little, Glitter-&-Ice-inspired mini.  Its base was created from a bit of the Cheerful print.
It was simply topped with a Warm Wishes Die-Cut tag, laced with Baker's Twine, tied in a bow...
as well as an "all sparkly", Happy Season Die-Cut arrow, popped up with foam tape.
That covers things, for me, this time around, friends; but I'll be back early next week with another Pretty Little Studio project to share.  Can't wait!  Until then, thanks so much for visiting!  Have a terrific Tuesday!

3 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love these!!! So FUN!!!!!

Lisa Elton said...

There's a whole lotta cute happening here Jinny! Love these!

Maria said...

Lots of pretties for Christmas!! Very sweet!!