Saturday, December 12, 2015

Coffee and Cats - Pocket Letter

Hello, everyone!  Welcome to Day 2 of the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  There are already over 180 entries - Woohoo! The hop runs through December 18, and anyone can join! This time we are focusing on winter/holiday projects, with images of coffee, tea, or cocoa. It's a blog hop, so comments are encouraged and much appreciated!

Today I am sharing my first Pocket Letter! They seem to be all the rage in blogland and I've been wanting to make one ever since my friend Marion sent one to me for my birthday. Below is the one I made for her. We are both cat lovers so I went with a theme of coffee and cats. She has received it so I am happy to share it now.

I will share each pocket separately, and below will list products used.

Dies: Alphabet (Taylored Expressions Sweet and Simple Alphabet), Cats (Impression Obsession Mini Cats); Heart (Whiff of Joy Nested Hearts), Word (Tattered Lace Everyday Sayings) 
Patterned paper:  DCWV Foiled Elegance 6x6 pad
Misc:  Twine, washi tape, heart-shaped paper clip from my stash

Stamps:  Cat, coffee beans (Newton's Nook - Newton Loves Coffee)
Colouring Medium: Prismacolor pencils
Patterned paper:  Momenta
Misc.: Sequins from my stash

Die: Cute Kitten (Frantic Stamper)
Patterned paper:  DCWV Foiled Elegance 6x6 pad
Misc: Lace, gem, bow punch from my stash

Die: Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflakes
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug Snowflakes
Ink: Hero Arts Unicorn
Paper:  Glitter (Colorbok), kraft (DCWV)
Misc: Gem from my stash

Dies: Mugs (My Favorite Things Warm and Fuzzy), Snowflake (Impression Obsession Snowflakes Small)
Patterned paper:  DCWV Foiled Elegance 6x6 pad
Misc:  Flat-backed pearls from my stash

Dies: Cup (Simon Says Stamp Coffee Cup), Word (Your Next Stamp Fancy Coffee)
Patterned paper:  Momenta

Stamps: Cat, coffee cup (Newton's Nook - Newton Loves Coffee)
Colouring Medium: Prismacolor pencils
Embossing Folder: Tim Holtz On the Go
Misc.:  Washi tape, gems from my stash

Die:  Cat (Paper Smooches Cat Icons)
Misc: charm, washi tape from my stash

Dies:  Cat Heart (Spellbinders Pawing Around), Heart (Spellbinders Classic Hearts)

Lastly, here is the fun part... all the goodies hidden in the pockets!

I would also like the join the following challenges: 7 Kids College Fund AG UE; Allsorts Golden Days 1/3; Beccy's Place AG UE; Choux Choux Paper Art Christmas Winter UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper December UE; DL.ART December Linky UE 1/day; Hiding in my Craftroom Super Scraps Saturday (pocket letters are great way to use scraps) 1/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 1/3; Just Keep on Creating December AG UE; Not Just Cards AG UE; One Crazy Stamper Christmas/Winter 2/5; Penny Black and More AG with a Stamp 2/3; Quick Creations Winter or Snow 1/2; Sparkles Monthly Anything But a Card 1/3; Sweet Stamps Blog AG UE

Thank you for looking at my Pocket Letter! Wishing you a joyful day!


Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

WOW, WOW, WOW, I am not a coffe lover mor a capucino or tea lover but this pocket letter is apsolutley wonderfull, I am realy amazed!!! WOW and again WOW!!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Kuni said...

Wow... stunning project , i love it.

New Creations said...

Your first pocket letter has a 'Wow' factor, Totally love this innovative creation Kitty! Great mixing of paper and cute cat images in your style:) And love the hidden fun elements at the back side! Precious, love it!

Sylvia said...

Another cute pocket letter, Kitty, of course I love the kitty! Happy Holidays!

terrie said...

Kitty, super well done on your first pocket turned out awesome....You made the theme go so well together...good luck in the challenge....
Oh my, where is Eli today did he overslept? lol

Jerrie said...

Love your pocket letter and all the embellished pockets! I think it is also col to have items in the pockets!

Monika Reeck said...

you are soo creative
you know what I have no time to make cards again
and do HOP too oh oh
I want to say this is sooo lovely
the one who get this is a lucky person Kitty
Love all the cards you made AND the one with gold paper DP is totally I love
the goodies hmm yummyy

If you like to visit my shop today I have a freebie

Fikreta said...

just purrrrfect for cat and coffee lovers!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Dr Sonia S V said...

what a fantastic creation and I find the cup charm sooo adorable
Dr Sonia

Lisa said...

What an awesome pocket letter this is!! Each section looks so beautiful!! Love how you decorated it!! Gorgeous my friend!! Thanks so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

WOW!!! Oh, wow!!! Kitty, this is an adorable pocket letter!!! Any little card inside the pocket letter is just amazing! How sweet are these kitten! Love all them and expecially the Newton's Nook! I'm sure that your friend Marion will love soooo much this letter with all the goodies!!
The cup charm is very cute and the snowflake is perfect in the center! Fabulous work(s)!!

KellyJean said...

So much fun!!!

Hetty said...

OMG Kitty,this is totally AWESOME!!! I keepon seeing these pocket letters and want to try this too!
Yours is adorable with the cats and the coffe.
The brown and pink is a great combination.
Well donne! Hugs,Hetty

Centellazul said...

WOWW Beautiful pocket letter!!!

~amy~ said...

EXcellent. This is so much fun! Love the pops of pink!

Mandy LaCroix said...

OH this is so sweet. And I'm really digging that color combo!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

What a wonderful gift. I like the coffee and cats theme. TFS

Beccy said...

What a great gift! I love this idea Kitty, and you've done a brilliant job putting it together. Each of the little cards is so sweet... I especially like the first two that to together for the title. The little gifts in the back of each pocket is wonderful and a great way to send a little something nice to a friend. Love it.

Elizabeth said...

Awesome gift! Love all the coffee and cat themed cards and a great idea to include the supplies in the back.

StampingbugKerry said...

Adorable Pocket Letter choc' full of goodies! :)

Lisa said...

Awesome is right! This is fantastic.. I finally get pocket letters!! I am going to make one of these for sure... probably not this week... but very soon!

Suzanne Reynolds said...

This is such a loving gift to give to another scrapper...saw this from a previous entrant but thought it was a type of scrapbook page and it wasn't as clear to see there were prizes in the pockets.

brenda said...

A lovely creation Kitty and fun shape, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

B x

katieo said...

WOW Great project. This is the first time I have seen pocket letters. Thank you for the inspiration. I would love to make a make-up themed one for my girls. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge. Katie-DL.ART DTmember

ike said...

MOGooness that is just super FAB !! What a wonderful creation :-)
I have yet to make one of these but you are certainly an inspiration to get my butt in gear :-D
Don't forget to enter it at SUYP :-)

IKE xx

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Wendy L said...

This is quite an amzing creation, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

So cute and pretty Kitty. Love it.

Barbara Godden said...

Oh my goodness this is just fabulous. I love the theme and all the super cute kitties and cups and goodies.

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Kitty, lots of lovely details.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Such a cute pocket letter! Thanks for joining us over at DL ART! DT member DL.ART Carri~Abusybee
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Happy Dance said...

Love this coffee/kitty pocket letter. Such a fun idea, and yours is really cute. All those pretty papers and cool kitties are awesome. These are just wonderful to personalize like you've done. Really a great project. Bev

Gail said...

What an amazing creation! Love it!

Unknown said...

WOW!!! I just did my very first pocket letter recently. You did a fabulous job. all those cute little kittens and cups! Awesome work! LOVE it!

Helen F. said...

Awesome pocket letters~luv the bright colors

marion said...

Love love love it and it is even so much pretier in real life, it is stunning and did I mention I love it ? What a fab first pocket letter you made and feel so special that I can look at this in real life, thank you so much for this sweet surprise, love it and the kitties are purfect :) as is the theme , thank you for your lovely surprise it really brightened my day, lots of hugs and love, xoxo, cuddles to kiwi, honeydew and snowy

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Wow this is a beautiful pocket letter!!!! I love the colors and the theme of course! Thank you for playing in our Funday Friday challenge!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Olga Fink said...

wow amazing! you did a fantastic job Kitty! well Kitties and coffee are my favourite too! your friend is very lucky! I love it!

Kellie 0:) said...

Lots of awesomeness there. I haven't heard of pocket letters previously - a great idea. TFS and joining us this week at Jo's for Funday Friday

Diane Jaquay said...

How CUTE! I've seen these pocket letters around the internet but have never tried making one, love yours!

Julia Aston said...

What a cute project!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Beautiful PL design! I love these amazing and fun colors!
Holiday Hugs,

Pia S said...

Oh my! Is this cute or what! And it's so YOU with the coffee and cats! Totally adorable, love it!

Lori Kobular said...

OMG! I LOVE your kitty and coffee Pocket Letter! It is just so awesome! Who wouldn't love to receive that in the mail! Happy Holidays!

Becca Yahrling said...

Absolutely fabulous and fun - what a treat for your friend!

Lee-Anne said...

Simply awesome! Love your pocket letter design!

D.Ann C said...

What a fun pocket letter! I love coffee and cats and must try this some day!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

These are all paw-sitively adorable! LOVE!

Sandi said...

This is so creative! Thanks for playing with us this week at

Linby said...

I'm obviously not visiting the right blogs as this is the first pocket card I've seen! Love the idea and all the little surprises in it too.
Thanks so much for taking the time to enter our December challenge at Penny Black & More.
Lynn x

Shelly said...

Oh, these are seriously CUTE!!

Helen Gullett said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! This pocket letter is totally adorable and cute!!!! Love each of those cards and goodies!

Lori said...

How adorable - love your pocket letter with all those adorable kitties! So glad you linked to my Christmas/Winter challenge at ChouxChoux Paper Art!

suzARTe said...

This is really great, all the detail, images and different elements look fantastic, all your hard work with this was certainly worth it. Thanks so much for sharing your project at Anything goes December link-up, Just keep on creating
Susan xx

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Whisper said...

Aaaah lovely and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x