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A Hint of Steampunk

Hi everyone...Robin here with today's post.  Most of the card for my Pocket Altered Page were straight collages using papers, tapes, embellishments and collage images from Altered Pages so I'm going to keep my explanations short this time.  There are three I'd like to highlight. 

This accordion folds so that there is plenty of room for writing a letter to your pen pal.
A scrap of leftover metal sheeting was large enough to cut out this key embellishment.

Dimensional adhesive squares make a great pocket space on the front of this card.
Scroll all the way to the bottom to see how these all fit together in my Pocket Altered Page and for a list of products.

Front and Back
Front and Back

Front and Back

Front and Back

Envelope to hold little treasures
Front and Back
Book Style - Open Outside

Book Style - Open Inside
One pocket of Altered Pages collage images and one pocket of paper squares.

They REALLY are!!!
AND, don't forget that you can join us for a fun swap.  We would really love to have you join us.
Here is the info on how to join our swap!  You do not want to miss this.   
 How to join the swap: How to join the Pocket Altered Pages swap!
1. Go to On FACEBOOK
2. At top of the group page the “EVENT” will be pinned. You can access the SWAP via this link. ...
3. Or you can click the “events” under the banner to get to the event listings page, and click into the swap.
4. Once you are on the “events” page, you must click up in the upper right hand corner to join the swap.
5. Now you are registered and will be on the list for the swap….this is how you are allowed into the SWAP! At this point you can access the free collage selections for use in your pages.
6. The swap will be open on June 1 and sign ups accepted until June 20.
7. On June 21-- A listing of random partners will be created and posted on the event page June 22.
8. You have until June 30 to mail out your Pocket Altered Page to your partner.
9. PLEASE connect with your partner to get address information. You may want to decide what kind of Pocket Altered Pages theme/colors/ topic you wish to send to each other.

10. International Swappers are invited, however, postage costs will vary from country to country. 


Products used in this project:
Graphic 45 papers - Steampunk Spells (2 designs), Steampunk Postcards, the floral design from the Mermaid Mailbox Muse kit and one other that had the right colors in it.
Glitz Laced With Grace paper - Orange with polka dots
Glitz Uncharted Waters paper - multi-colored polka dots
Glitz Cashmere Dame stickers
Glitz Love Games stickers
Washi Tape
Chipboard gears
German Scrap
Glassine envelope
Wink of Stella pen (on the chipboard gears after inking them)
Gold corner stickers
Double sided tape
Adhesive Dimensionals
Clock stencil and dauber
a few other bits and pieces from my scrap bins
...and of course, a protector page to hold it all!

Altered Pages collages:
Pocket Quotes 2365
Vintage Ships
Steampunk & Science
Tag Alphabet collages
Steampunked Machines (printed on several different colors)

Thanks for coming to see our blogpost today.  We hope you'll come back again and see what the Design Team in working on! 


  1. OMG, Robin, This is super! Love all the little pocket "cards" for writing to friends, and your little embellishments are fabulous. Great job!!!

  2. Robin, your post is a tremendous source of inspiration! Love the envelope idea! It's truly lovely!


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