Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March SOTM blog hop Sunshine Birdies

Welcome to the March 

Close To My Heart 

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

This month we are featuring this cute stamp set, Sunshine Birdies.
Remember, the stamp of the month is only available until March 31.
$17.95 or only $5 with a qualifying purchase of $50.

If you are coming from Marie's blog, you are on the right path.  To join in the fun, start here.  At the  end of my blog entry, as with other blogs, you will find a link to the next blog the end of the posting. If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list participating consultants here.

For my project this month, I made a pocket letter that I will send to my out of town teen-age granddaughter for Easter.   I paired the Sunshine Birdies with the CTMH Penelope paper pack which has a lot of fun colors for Easter and springtime. I also used several Cricut images from our the CTMH Cricut cartridges listed below.
I started making pocket letters,which were a hit, for my older grandkids this past Valentine's Day.  Each little pocket will have some little flat treasure hidden behind the card like money, a gift card, coupon good for .... with Grammy, gum, etc.  I still need to find a few more flat goodies to send.  

These pocket pages are  page protectors for trading cards which you can find 
at office supply stores.  Each pocket is 2 1/2 x 3 1/2.

The protector can then be folded into thirds and will fit in a business size envelope to be mailed.  (obviously, the treasures haven't been tucked in yet.)

Supplies used are all Close To My Heart products (with the exception of the page protector, one goggly eye, the lace doily, and the business size envelope) which can be purchased on my website or from your independent CTMH consultant.

Paper: Penelope Paper Packet, White Daisy, Canary, and Cocoa Cardstock
Washi Tape: Limeade Washi Pack
Shimmer Trim: Green
Embellishments: Purple Heart Enamel and Glitter Duos, Treasured Puffies, 
Extra Thick Twine: Pixie, Thistle
ShinHan Touch Twin Markers: Leaf Green, Golden Yellow, Clay, Tender Pink, Cerulean Blue Lt.
Cricut Cartridges:  Artistry - for flowers and Happy Easter, and Artfully Sent for the rabbit.
Be sure to visit all the blogs to see the fun and creative ideas everyone has to share.  
Your next stop along the way is Wendy's blog .


  1. What a fun project! Love all the details.

    1. Thanks, Donna. Putzy, but fun. Now to find all the flat treasures to stuff the pockets.

  2. What a clever project! It is really adorable. Thanks for inspiring me tonight!
    :) Marie

  3. Adorable! Love the chocolate bunny and the way you bent the branch! Great attention to detail!!

    1. Thanks, Lisa. The project was a little putzy, but fun!

  4. Your pocket cards are just adorable!

  5. What an adorable idea. Each little pocket is a work of art. I love the birdie peeping out of the egg.

  6. Ohhhh love your Spring pocket letter! Gorgeous color combo :)

  7. LOVE That idea for your granddaughter....what a fun gift to receive!!!

  8. Super fun and adorable! She will love it!

  9. Love it and now I am finally understanding the pocket letter. Thank you for showing how it goes into the envelope!

  10. Charming gift idea, creative use of material!

  11. This is a fantastic gift idea. A way to give little gifts that also become part of an album that can be looked upon later. Too cute!


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