Saturday, May 2, 2015

Happy National Scrapbooking Day 2015!

Hi, everyone - Darcie here, wishing you a happy NSD! There is lots going on today on Ustream, including our show at 10:00 am. We are making a cute storage piece for your Pocket Letters using a wooden paper towel holder. You can also make one yourself from a dowel and plaque, so I will post that below. If you are familiar with the Pocket Letter craze, started by Jeanette Lane at, you will know that we have all been sending and receiving them like crazy. We didn't want to put them in a binder because of all the goodies they contain for use on our projects, so we wanted them to be accessible. Johnna designed this so that the whole piece comes off of the pole and makes a book so that once it's full, you can attach another one.

HERE is a printable that will let you keep track and design your pocket letters. You can also take pictures of the ones you send and glue them on there as well:

When you print it, choose Fit to Page and then trim 1/8" inch around the outlines, creating two long and narrow pages and it will fit perfectly in your album. I made them single-sided since they are clipped in but you can print them double-sided if you like.   To make the storage piece you will need:

Wood towel holder or plaque approx. 4-5" and a 1" x 12" dowel
Two chipboard covers, 4 1/4" x 11 1/2" - additional dividers as desired
1 - 1 1/2 yards ribbon
33 brads for the binding
2 pcs 12 x 12 patterned paper or cardstock for binding
Large charm for the top of the pole

We'll post pictures later but come on over to Ustream and check it out! 

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