Friday, July 29, 2016

Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge and Giveaway

Hi and welcome to the Artist Team Challenge and  a GIVEAWAY! You should have come here from the Club Scrap Blog and did you see the fantastic job Karen did!!!

Todays challenge was  to create Artist Trading Cards or a Pocket Letters which are very popular right now. ATCs are 2.5 x 3.5 inch pieces of artwork...the size of a playing card or sports trading card. The idea of creating nine ATCs to fit into a Pocket Trading Card Protector and mailing it to a friend became the “Pocket Letter”.

I heard a little about Pocket letters but after researching them, I became hooked! Here is a great link from the lady that started Pocket Letters - Janette Lane. But first here is a look at this months Club Scrap kit Office Space, which gave me the inspiration to do a pocket letter!


ALSO, since Club Scrap has been so generous to me I thought it was time to pay it forward. One lucky winner who leaves me a comment and tells me what you like best about Club Scrap will win this pocket letter. (Also let me know if you are interested in winning this!) You will receive all the goodies and I will throw in some other Club Scrap items to use in your own Office Space creation! I will draw the name around August 11th, so be sure to check back here on my blog for the winner.

So I started off trying to think of what items to put in my pocket pages, and I found tons of ideas in the Club Scrap store! Here is a list of what I came up with.
Wood, washi, tickets, felt, stickers, puffy patches, charms, buttons, keys, silk tassels, ribbons, brads, paper clips, tags, bling, gems, beads, pearls, post it notes, mini frames, flair, enamel dots, foil, twine, envelopes (with the letter inside), flowers,  metal, clothespins, templates, chipboard, canvas shapes, acrylic pieces, rub-on's, banners, sequins, die cuts, mini ruler, mini hangers, doily, bottle caps, eyelets, fabric, fibers, stamps, paper umbrellas. I have also seen food items such as small candies (like a mini Hershey bar), tea bags, stick of gum.

Here is the front and back of my pocket letter. I have so many embellishments on this I will show close-ups below of some of the rows.
 
 
This is my favorite, I have Recollections flowers and Club Scrap Washi from other kits and the post it notes from the Office Space kit.
 
 As with all pocket letters you add a letter note to the person you are sending it to. Here I took felt buttons from Dahlia kit to add to the envelope that was in the Office Space kit.


Just three cute quotes,  I added the metal ruler from the Office space kit


Here I made a retro stencil to include in the letter, the ribbon is from Club Scrap.


This has tons of embellishments, twine, buttons, brads and in the center I made see thru pocket (although you can't see thru it anymore!) stuffed with lots of ephemera, clips, brads, buttons,etc.


 Here are just some of the products Used:
Club Scrap kit Office Space
Office Space Embellishment Pack Ruler Charms
Office Space Embellishment Pack Silver Clips
Office Space Mini Coin Envelopes
Office Space Lite kit
Office Space Memo Stickers
Dahlia Embellishment Felt Flower Buttons
Celebrate Embellishment Pack Paper Fastener
Crewel & Unusual Embellishment Pack Silk Tassels
 Dahlia Embellishment Round Kraft Tags
Crewel & Unusual Heart Charm (from the Lite kit)
Office Space Ribbon
Moroccan Spice Ribbon
Crewel & Unusual Embellishment Pack Red Heart Brads
Paris Flea Market Lite Vintage Lace Washi Tape
Dahlia Butterfly Washi Tape
Big Top Striped Washi Tape

 PLUS much more!


Next stop the very talented Lisa!

Thanks for stopping by!
Donna Coughlin

15 comments:

Hetty said...

Donna, your pocket letter is awesome!
Such fun ideas I see and great goodies in the pocket!

Lisa D said...

Wow! What pocket fulls of greatness!

Karen Wyngaard said...

What a cool pocket letter and it's filled with all sorts of crafty goodness!

Ruby Wilkes said...

Love your pocket letter, so fun

tsurowiec said...

These are amazing! I am interested in winning them. I love Club Scrap because they come out with original coordinating kits every month. I love ALSB and the Greetings to Go. They make creating layouts and cards so easy and fast. Thanks for offering to give away your beautiful creations.

Rettaescape said...

Cute pocket page. I love all the goodies!

Tina Dornbaum said...

Love all the details you've added to your pocket letter. Someone is going to be really happy!!!

Mary in WI said...

Love your pocket page Donna, covers lots of the CS "territory" . . . fantastic ideas for those of us that are kind of just starting to get into pocket pages !!

Julie said...

So much fun, great job on this Donna!!

Donna Nuce said...

Fabulous Donna! Lucky person to get your embelly loaded pocket letter! Have a great day!

Melanie said...

Donna - wonderful! Thanks for the link to the beginning of pocket letters! I can't believe how much fun stuff you included - I would love to win! I definitely have several people in mind I need to create one of these for! Club Scrap is great because of the wonderful products but more so because of the bloggers like yourself who share great ideas using the quality products!

jen t. said...

Wowsers!! Love all the goodies in your pocket letter!!! Great cards!

Carolyn said...

Great pocket letter and goodies!

Jean said...

Such fun! Love the stuff you have included!

APeeling Papercrafts said...

Very cute! Love how you labeled all the goodies :)