Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Vintage Hawaii

We hope you had as much fun as the Altered Pages Design Team making your Altered Pocket Pages during the month of June!!!  We want to thank all those that participated in our swap this month.  Please share pictures of your pages in our Facebook group HERE!  Today is mailing day for swappers.... that is if you haven't already mailed yours out.  Mine is being mailed today... I will be sharing pictures once I know my partner has received it!  No, I didn't send one that I had previously made.  I created a special one for my swap partner.
A BIG THANKS to Corinne Marie for coordinating the Swap.  We couldn't have done it without her!!!
A few weeks ago I posted a peak at my Vintage Hawaii page.... HERE!

It still is a work in progress on my work table, but it is taking shape!!!
I still need to add DEW DROPS, paper flowers and Ribbons. 


Bohemian Bazaar Postcards
Sea Shells
Altered Pages Collage Sheet - Vintage Hawaiiana
Protector Pages
Dew Drops
Stickers from my Stash

Come back tomorrow for a new month!!!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Traveling with Altered Pocket Letter Pages!

Here we are again having fun with Altered Pages collage sheets and Protector Pages!!
In this post, I am sharing some of my beginning stages of my ATC's for my Altered Pocket Page which I am calling "Traveling".

 My very first steps were to reprint collage sheets as my previous ones ended up flooded under a whole cup of hot black coffee!
 Bummer- I lost my whole cup of coffee! teehee
I mean-I have to laugh right? Back to the printer and then,so what if I had to re-cut all of my images! This glitch could have been worse- what if the atc's were completed? Argh!
Oh well! On to my project...
 Here are some photos of my fancy cut Altered Pages collage picks assembled into the"state"piles 


Florida, you get the idea?  
I first adhered vintage map pages onto my atc cards.
Next, I added a bit of color to the maps
and then onto the assembly!

These four still need embellishments added and a bit of tweeking needed,but I wanted to give you an idea of just how much collage fun you can have with Altered Pages collage sheets! 
I do so hope I was able to inspire you to create your own Pocket Letter Page with ATC's! 
Order some college sheets And cut away!(just make sure your drink is at a safe distance!)
There is still a 25% discount available through the 30th of June

Altered Pages Collage Sheets used:

Make sure to stop by my blog to see the finished project in a couple of weeks!
Jackie ")

Saturday, June 27, 2015

ParTay SunDay

Hi folks!   It's Jean in sunny, dry and HOT Arizona today.

A reminder that the discount code Ladybug is valid until June 30, 2015.  (excludes Mailbox Muse Kits)

I decided I want everyone to be happy and what better way than to have a party....Take some time to enjoy my Pocket Altered Page with a PARTY theme.

The contents were fairly simple and down right festive!   Each pocket card could be used to create a birthday greeting or an invitation to a party.

I started by cutting 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch ATC cards with Robin's Nest Shocking Pink paper as my background, a little sparkle only makes things better, right?

I then applied pastel feathers with Aleens glue.  While that was drying I fancy cut the Party Hats collage #1052.   This collage has always been one of my favorites!  


I then applied the fancy cut images over the feathers with Aleen's glue.  I also added tulle and gems, glitter and trims to the feather cards. The tulle is removal for other projects.   I added a gold crown to the center card for pizazz!   I then allowed the cards to dry while I was choosing the pieces I would add to the pocket backs.

I like to add things that can be used by the recipient.   I have various cards and ephemera from our Treasure Packs.    I filled a kraft envelope with game pieces, included die cuts, trim, papers, embroidery thread and of course the letter P for PARTAY!

Hope you enjoyed joining my party today.   Remember if you joined the SWAP your mail should be going to your Partner now.  

P.S.  Make sure to look at the Mailbox Muse Summer Kit, mailing in July, order NOW.  (discounts do not apply)

Fairy Babies

Hi everyone! It's me Tonya and I am here to share my Pocket Letter which is my very first one I created. I used a variety of printables, Graphic 45 and Glitz cardstock to create this fun page.

I love the saying from the Pocket Quotes 2365. I dolled them up with bits of cardstock and butterfly punches.

I also used the following printables: Tinted BabiesTea Party Flowers and Fairy Wings. There was a lot of fussy cutting but in the end I think everything turned out adorable.

I also inked edges of the cards, printed the fly, cherish and inspire sentiments from the computer and added sequins and flat back pearls to finish off the cards.

After looking at my page I decided it still needed something else so I added a banner. I punched tiny holes on either side of the Pocket Letter sleeve and threaded the twine in the holes and tied off.

Since this is for the Pocket Letter Pals and Altered Pages Swap I have contacted my swap partner, packaged it up nice and pretty and got it in the mail quickly. 

Also I  did added some goodies for my partner to enjoy in her next project. :-)
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies Used:
Other Supplies: 
Ribbon, Lace, Sequins, Chalk Ink, Flatback Pearls, Twine

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Altered Pocket Page of the Pharaohs

Hi everyone.  Robin here today.  In the last 10 years or so I have really come to appreciate the beauty of Egyptian art and the grandeur of this ancient civilization.  There is much debate about how the actual builders of the pyramids lived, but there is no doubt at all about its historical significance.  My project today for Altered Pages is an homage to the Pharaohs.

I made a full size collage of 7.5 x 10.5, which is the size of the 9 cards before they are cut out.  Final card size is 2.5 x 3.5.  The now retired On The Nile Mailbox Muse kit came with a sheet of images on clear acetate.  I ran the page through my sticker maker and added them to the outside of the pocket page.

As you scroll through these photos, see if you can pick out which one is the coin envelope.  Answer is down at the bottom of the post along with the completed pages.  Each of the ATC-sized cards has all four sides dipped in black ink, but it doesn't show on every photo because of how they were scanned. 

The front and back of each card is shown here.  I hope you enjoy the photos!

Side one started as a full-page collage

Side two are separate pieces of art
Empty pockets with outside art.

Products used in this project:
Glitz paper Yours Truly
Bazzill paper All Hallows Eve
Coin Envelope
Wink of Stella pen
Double sided tape
Bazzill mini edges
Several items from the now-retired On The Nile Mailbox Muse kit
a few other bits and pieces from my scrap bins
...and of course, a protector page to hold it all!

Altered Pages collages:
Collage Backgrounds I
ATC Advertisements
Travel Images

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Summer Sun & Fun with Pocket Letter Pals

Broke out the random collage box (well stocked with Vintage Text Pages) for the making of a sheet of atc backgrounds . . .
I cut the background into the requisite 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inch rectangles, and added some fun flat collage images and other Graphic45 papers:
Basically Beach!

the sentiments are ancient rub-ons
Have you participated in a Pocket Letter Pal swap?  Be sure to check the Altered Pages blog pretty much every day this month for more Pocket Letter Pal inspiration.
Happy Thursday to you!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Curiouser and Curiouser!

A Little Girl Named Alice
It started with seeing a White Rabbit.

Then she ended up at a Tea Party!
...and she also meet a very interesting Queen.

There's just something about a girl named Alice.
I hope you create your own Alice story!!

Thanks for looking!
Corinne Marie

Pocket Protectors
Alice in Wonderland
Alice's Utterly Mad Party
Playing Cards
Scrapbook Papers
Glue Sticks