My swap partner, Tracy, and I decided to go with the Autumn theme for this month's pocket letter swap hosted by Jess here on sb.com.
I still had plenty of the beautiful Ciao Bella Sound of Autumn paper collection and decided to use it for this pocket letter.
First, I used my Tim Holtz Stacked Deckle die to cut out the cards. I then ran five of the cards through my Darice Fall Leaves Swirl embossing folder and then spread TH Distress Collage Medium in Vintage on each card. I love the look it gives them. After that dried I glued them down using his matte medium onto burlap ribbon. It was wired and I cut the wire off the sides.
On each card, I used dark red and/or gold microbeads from Reneabouquets.
Pocket 1 - I used a couple of cone brads I've had in my stash for a long time. The picture was so pretty it didn't need much embellishing.
Pocket 2 - Fussy cutting on the branch, then added some metal feathers I got from HL.
Pocket 3 - More fussy cutting. Added metal leaves I've had forever and a wooden leaf.
Pocket 4 - This was an old earring from my sister. She gave me a bag of old earrings and pins she no longer wanted so I took the earring back off and used it on this. I thought the colors were perfect for Autumn!
Pocket 5 - This metal flowers was on clearance at HL and I think it was originally to use as a candle embellishment. It had a pin on the back that I removed.
Pocket 6 - An old barrette I had for several years. Again, I removed the back.
Pocket 7 - Just added some more wooden leaves and the expression from the paper collection.
Pocket 8 - More fussy cutting and wooden leaves.
Pocket 9 - Just added a wooden leaf and microbeads to the cute picture.
I had a lot of fun with this and I hope you enjoy looking at it. I posted close-ups for detail.
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