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Day Two of Vintage Blue Pocket Altered Pages

Welcome back.  I am continuing on with my Vintage Blue Pocket Altered Page.  I hope you all got the chance to see Day One of this post, which was on the blog yesterday.   Here is a link to day one in case you missed it.  Day one is where I gathered all of my goodies and prepared everything for my Vintage Blue Altered Pocket Page.  Today you will see everything assembled and put into my pocket page.  Also, please check out the info at the end of this post on how to join our Altered Pocket Pages swap later this month. 


I mentioned yesterday how much I love this paper pack from Glitz.  It is beautifully vintage, but it is also masculine and with Father's Day coming up I thought one of the pin stripe pieces would be the great beginning of a "Thank you for all you do" to Dad or Granddad. 

In my previous post I showed you preparing the pocket cards, basically creating ATC sized cards.  I also fussy cut collage images, did some stamping and paper punching. 


Then came some detail work with more stamping, washi tape, staples and ephemera. The great things about these pocket projects is that you have a go to source to make a quick card or layout.  So, I created this project with just that in mind.  You might need a Thinking of You card.  You might need a Birthday card or a whatever card.  That is on hand right here with this one pocket...placed in a binder.  Some of my pockets I actually keep so I know have a quick resource for creating a quick card when needed...even manly ones. 

    

You can see here some of the beautiful collage images from Altered Pages.  I also added paper flowers and pearl dew drops.


More goodies in the form of fibers, charms and a chip board crown.


Below are some more buttons, paper flowers and
a cute purse charm added to a string of pearls.


Below you can see some vintage gold lace, buttons and paper punched circles. These were left un-adhered so there is freedom to place later.



And, here is the final project front and back. 



This has been just a blast to do...so much so that I already started working on the next one, which you will see later this month.  I hope you check back to take a look at the next one.  It is 100% total opposite of this soft vintage compilation...think Cosmos and Girls Night Out!   I hope you enjoyed my post. 
Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.  You can even join our swap and get in on the fun - details below. 
Have a great weekend!
~ Steph S.
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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 AlteredPages.com Pocket Altered Pages swap!
1. Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/AlteredPagesArtsociates/ 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 Letter 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. 





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