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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.  

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