Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Ephemera's Vintage Garden - Ephemera's Heartsong - Project #1

Hello, my friends!

I have another beautiful printable kit to share with you this month.
This is the "Ephemera's Heartsong" kit from Ephemera's Vintage Garden
  You can find it HERE.

I was asked to participate in a Pocket Letter swap with my dear friend Tracey.
As soon as I saw this kit I knew it would be perfect for making some fun pocket letters.

Here is the front side in it's entirety:

Now I'll share some details.

The journaling cards from this kit are the perfect size to fill a pocket.
They are so fun to layer and embellish.
Left side: I added a "Hello" die, and a ribbon with a ribbon slide that says "friends".
Center: I added a cute floral tag using my paper tagger, a cup die, from Simon Says Stamp, 
with a strip of washi tape behind it.
Right side: I shrunk the size of some other cards, and added one over the journaling card. 
Then I added a ticket that says "Believe".

Left side: A tag that says "laugh" added with my paper tagger, and some layered tags/tickets.
Center: I assembled one of the sweet pockets from the kit. 
Onto that pocket I adhered the tag that says "message". 
This is where I enclosed my letter to Tracey. 
The message tag has a butterfly on it. 
I fussy cut a matching butterfly, and adhered the second one on the outside of the plastic pocket.
Right side: I used a small Sizzix doily die to cut a doily from one of the extra cards. 
Then I added this great quote spot that says "Delight in Everyday Miracles". 

Left Side: I added another sweet quote tag on top of a strip of washi tape. 
The felt heart is adhered on the outside of the pocket.
Center: I fussy cut some flowers from the kit, adhered them to the journal card, 
and adhered the buttons to the center of the flowers.
Right Side: I simply added another sweet quote spot, 
then added the felt bird on the outside of the pocket.

This is the back of the pocket letter.
I printed one of the pages in the kit to 8 1/2 X 11.
Then I cut it down to fit the pockets.
The design carries through from one pocket to the next.
Many of the enclosed gifts are tied to what is on the front of the pocket.
For example: a teabag behind the cup die, pink felt birds behind the one with the bird, etc.
The top right pocket is another one of the little pockets. 
It holds several die-cut sentiments, such as the "Hello" used on the front.

Finally, I printed another one of the pages, punched some fancy corners, 
and wrapped it around the folded pocket letter.
I added a yellow doily that I crocheted, and the beautiful quote spot.
The last step was to use my paper tagger to attach the alphabet charms, 
spelling out Tracey's name.

This pocket letter was so much fun to make! 
I hope Tracey has fun receiving it! :o)

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Head on over to Ephemera's Vintage Garden and look at all the fantastic printable kits available!
Consider picking up this wonderful Ephemera's Heartsong Kit for your own use!
Those of you who are not able to print them yourselves can find them in the Etsy Shop HERE.
Oh, and don't forget to go to Debbie's blog HERE to sign up for her newsletter. 
Debbie is very generous with her gorgeous freebies! :o)


GCgirl said...

Super cute Nancy! I have been looking into making one of these myself and have stuff out on my desk as we speak win😉

Tracey Fehr said...

Eeeekkkk....I was like a giddy school girl when my son brought in the mail! My daughter sat patiently as I opened it and unwrapped! The paper line is fantastic...(everything from Ephemera's Garden always is...I'm such a fan)! We've drooled and fingered all the goodies and ooohed and awed! Your creativity is astounding my friend! Can't wait to do this again!

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is fabulous. I love those flowers with the button centers; something so retro about them. The tiny bird is adorable.

Marianne Grimbly said...

What a wonderful surprise you put together for Tracey. I can hear her squealing as she opened it. I haven't tried a pocket letter yet but I just might have to after seeing yours. My daughter has done them. The images are all adorable and seem like the perfect thing to include for happy mail!

Nancy said...

I'm so happy it finally arrived, Tracey! Glad to hear you liked it too! :o)

Nancy said...

Oh, yes! You should definitely try one, Marianne! Ephemera's Vintage Garden has LOADS of kits that would work, but Debbie has just made some specific Pocket Letter Printables! :o)

aussie aNNie said...

These are absolutely gorgeous Nancy, so much to look for and a fabulous result.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Marilyn said...

This is great Nancy and you can tell there's a ton of work and thought went into it. I like how every gift is tied to the card and has a meaning... it's a great idea and a fab keepsake for her!

TLady said...

HOW SWEET NANCY!!!! BUT, you ARE SWEET!!! ;) I have the feeling, Tracey is going to LOOOOOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for your comment on my blog! YOU ARE SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

Pop's Cards said...

I am seeing these about a lot not to sure what a pocket letter is but I am sure liking no loving what you have done here especially the tea cup one, love them sweetie hugs Pops x

Penny said...

I am sure that Tracey will love this, Nancy! It is so beautifully designed and embellished! Love all the little pockets you made! Such fun! :^)
Hugs, Penny
Hope you have a great weekend!

Kelly Neis said...

You astound me, you are trying so many new things lately and they are done so beautifully! You are multi-talented and this past months are showing it all. I love your creations, love looking at them on FB!! Someday when I am up and running I hope we can exchange PL too. Your work is fabulous.
Hugs Kelly

Heather McMahon said...

Oh wow - I've heard of pocket letters before but hadn't seen them. This is totally amazing - I love it!

Heather McMahon said...

Oh wow - I've heard of pocket letters before but hadn't seen them. This is totally amazing - I love it!

Tracy said...

Oh my goodness your Pocket Letter is so so sweet.
I love the girls on some of your pockets, so cute.
I like how you packaged it up as well. Nice touch to add some of your hand crochet

alexandra s.m. said...

Wow this is seriously AWESOME Nancy!
It must have taken you so long to put together but the result is stunning and so generous as well!
Thank You for sharing.

Willy Bos said...

Wow wow Nancy this is stunning everything comes so beautiful together! hugs Willy

Bernadet said...

Wowwowwww Nacy, this looks fantastic!!, So colorful, i love it!

Susan M said...

This is amazing Nancy ! What a great idea ! So much thought and work has gone into it and the kit is fabulous , love the papers and tags.