July Artist Team Challenge

July Artist Team Challenge

Karen Wyngaard Karen Wyngaard

ATCs and Pocket Letters are a hot trend right now. Both are a great way to stretch your creative muscles and get to know other papercrafting artists through swaps. To inspire you, we asked our Artist Team to create ATCs and/or Pocket Letters using their Club Scrap supplies.

I've been having such fun with the July Office Space collection, I knew I wanted to use it for my Pocket Letter. I created eight individual ATCs using supplies from the Office Space Deluxe kit, then added a ninth ATC using a journaling box from the Embellishment Cutaparts with my info.

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Scroll down if you'd like to see my Pocket Letter in more detail, otherwise, let's get this party started!

Your next stop is Donna at Hawthorne Hill. I’ve included a full list of bloggers below, just in case you lose your place. Enjoy!

Donna at Hawthorne Hill

Lisa at Rockin Paper, Scissors and Glue

Tina at Finding Your Niche

Anne Marie at Artfully Balanced

Inkstains with Roni

Pam at APeeling Papercrafts

Hetty at Craft Chaos

Jennifer at Scrappy Side of Me

Josette at Little Bits

Deb Duz Scrappin’

Lilian at The Leaf Studio

 Here's a closer look at each row of my Pocket Letter:

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Pocket Letters, especially when swapped, include fun little gifts for the recipient. I included a few clock charms from my stash and a yard of organza ribbon from the Office Space Fiber Pack.

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It's difficult to see, but the coffee mug image from the Jumbo UM was stamped in Earth ink, fussy cut, then laminated with Bookbinding Glue to create a semi-glossy finish. It's attached using Foam Adhesive Circles for added dimension. The "java" pocket includes tear-drop shaped Silver Clips and a single pad of mini Memo Stickers.

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I used the same BB glue laminating technique to add a bit of gloss finish to the red stapler (Jumbo UM). I stamped the stapler in WOW Red ink, then colored the "metal" with a silver pen. The mini paper clips are from my stash (embellishments from a kit from long, long ago, no doubt), but you can order similar ones HERE.

You're probably wondering where the green and orange polka dot paper came from, right? Well, I MADE it!

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The green print is a background included in Office Space Digital kit, cropped to 8.5x11 and printed onto plain white card stock. The orange was another background, but re-colored. I used Photoshop to change it from the original avocado green to orange.

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And there you have it. I hope you'll give ATCs/Pocket Letters a try some time!

 

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