Steampunk Pocket Letter – November 2019


This month over at my partner, Donna, and I decided on a steampunk theme for the Pocket Letter swap hosted by Jess. As I told Donna when we were deciding, I have more steampunk items than could possible be considered healthy! And I assure you, what I used here won’t even be missed!

Process Video:





For the “metal” on the cards I used Amazing Cast Resin to pour onto the embossing folder. These had been done previously, which is why the process isn’t in the video. I picked up the technique a couple of years ago from Keren Tamir, but after all this time I don’t think I could find her video again!


My partners favorite flowers is the sunflower, but I didn’t have any of those laying around already made so I made some plain white ones, yellow! And her favorite color? Purple!


I love steampunk because part of it’s charm is being able to mix multiple metals! For me personally, I think steampunk needs at least two metal finishes, but 3+ is better!


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Other products:

Creative Embellishments:

  • Steampunk Clock Corner
  • Steampunk Gears Corners 2
  • Gears 1” & 1-1/2”

Seth Apter-Chunky Rust Baked Texture

Lindy’s Gang:

  • Starburst Squirts – Polite People Purple
  • Flat Fabio Sprays – Pineapple Paradise
  • Embossing Powders – Hollyhock Scarlet Plum, Tannenbaum Green Gold, & Midnight Bronze

Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing and Watermark Ink


  • Dusty Plum Mini Roses
  • Beautiful Board Clock Face

Shimmerz – Coloringz – No Yolking

Prima-Flower Embellishments Box-White Flowers

13 @rts-Ayeeda Paint-Red Bronze

Heart Pendant & Chain and Metal Gears from AliExpress

Halloween 2019 Pocket Letter

I LOVE making Halloween projects, and couldn’t resist the chance to join the Pocket Letter swap hosted by Jess over at! I was even more excited to get a partner who wanted to do a Halloween themed Pocket Letter!

Below you will find a video, with voice in some areas! My first time! I know I may not sound OVERLY excited, but you really don’t want that. My voice does NOT become more pleasant to hear when I’m excited!

Halloween 2019 Pocket Letter
Top Row
Middle Row
Bottom Row


  • ReneaBoquets
    • Chunky Glitter Glass
      • X-Screamly Orange
      • Hauntingly Purple
      • Ghoulishly Green
    • Glass Microbeads
      • Rust
  • Lindy’s Gang
    • Embossing Powder
      • Midnight Copper
  • Emerald Creek
    • Seth Apter
      • Baked Texture
        • Vintage Beeswax
  • American Crafts
    • Black Cardstock
  • Ranger
    • Emboss It Dabber
    • Archival Ink
      • Jet Black
    • Ultra Thick Embossing Powder
      • Clear
    • Tim Holtz
      • Mini Blending Tool
      • Distress Oxide
        • Black Soot
      • Distress Crayons
        • Carved Pumpkin
        • Twisted Citron
        • Seedless Preserves
        • Black Soot
        • Walnut Stain
        • Old Paper
  • idea-ology
    • Tim Holtz
      • Quote Chips
        • Halloween
      • Trimmings
        • Naturals, Black/Cream
      • Cling Foam Stamps
        • Halloween
      • Paper Stash
        • Halloween
          • #TH93712
          • #TH93595
      • Typed Tokens
        • Halloween
      • Loop Pins
      • Lace Chain
      • Adornments
        • Halloween
        • Spiders
      • Trinket Pin (From Elizabeth in the May 2018 RB FB Swap!)
  • Sizzix
    • Big Shot Plus
    • Tim Holtz
      • Apothecary Bottles
      • Framlits
        • Entomology
      • Framelits w/Stamps & Texture Fades
        • #564265
  • Stampers Anonymous
    • Stamps/Stencil
      • Halloween
        • Entomology
  • Tonic
    • Tim Holtz
      • Stamp Platform
  • Simon Says Stamp
    • Embossing and Watermark Ink
      • Clear
  • Prima
    • Waterbrush
    • Finnabair
      • Wax Cire Cera
        • Electric Violet
        • Firebird
      • Opal Magic Wax
        • Royal Robes
      • Metallique Wax
        • Rich Copper
  • DCWV
    • Bat print paper for envelope. I don’t know which stack, I’ve had the paper for over 10 years!
  • Spellbinders
    • Tool ‘n One
  • We R Memory Keepers
    • Envelope Punch Board
  • Mod Podge
    • Paper
      • Matte
  • Wright’s
    • Medium Rick Rack
      • Carrot
  • Studio Calico
    • Star Sequins
  • JudiKins
    • Diamond Glaze
  • Beacon
    • FabriTac
  • Liquitex
    • Gloss Super Heavy Gel
  • E6000
  • Unknown/Unbranded
    • Sisal
    • Metal Stars
    • Watercolor Paper
    • Light Chipboard
    • Cork Sheet
    • Sequins (Received from Jess in an Oct. 2017 PL Swap!)
    • Orange/White Twine

Halloween Pocketletter!

Halloween PocketLetter!

Close-up of the top row

Close-up of the middle row
Close-up of the bottom row
Close-up of the Julie Nutting Doll

**The mask on the Julie Nutting Doll came from the Silhouette Store! I sized it, printed it on photo paper, then fussy cut it out since I wanted it to be extra precise!**

Product List:

  • Thickers Foam Phrase Stickers: “Dream”
  • Fancy Pants Designs: “Oct 31” sticker sheet & glitter cuts
  • Echo Park Paper Co: 
    • “The Apothecary Emporium” Alpha Stickers
    • “Arsenic & Lace” paper
  • My Mind’s Eye: “Frightful” paper
  • Sizzix –
    • Big Shot Plus
    • Thinlit dies from Big Shot Plus stater
    • Thinlit dies from Big Shot stater
    • “Banners & Hearts”
    • “Basic Shapes”
    • Susan’s Garden 
    • “Sunflower” (just the leaves)
  • Ranger
    • Tim Holtz
    • Distress Markers: Black Soot & Wilted Violet
    • Distress Oxides: Black Soot & Wilted Violet
    • Distress Embossing Ink
    • Distress Stains: Carved Pumpkin & Wilted Violet
    • Distress Stickles: Milled Lavender
    • Thinlit “Cobweb”
    • “Crazy Things” stamp set (witch’s hat)
  • Stickles: Orange Slice
  • Super Fine Black Embossing Powder
  • Black Archival Ink
  • Water Pen: Nib
  • Glossy Accents
  • We R Memory Keepers
    • “Bewitched” paper
    • Crop A Dile
  • Shimmerz
    • Paints: Coal, Orange Sherbet, & Celery
    • Vibez: Sunset Strip
    • Little B Stickers: Black Cat
    • KaiserCraft: Clear Stickers: “Antiques” 
    • “Mulberry type” flowers
    • Prima 
      • “E-line” flowers
      • Julie Nutting “Dita”
    • WOW Embossing Powder “Cloud 9”
    • Elmer’s Glue Spots
    • 99¢ finds: purple lace, spider, “twigs”
    • Scraps: silver glitter paper, black glitter paper, black & grey floral paper, and black print transparency.
    • Sunflower Pocket Letter!

      The pocket letter I made for bonprof over at

      Over at Donna (bonprof) is the hostess of a monthly Pocket Letter swap! For September I was honored with getting to swap with the Swap Boss herself! I also am entering this Pocket Letter in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Pop It Up!

      I knew her favorite flower was the sunflower, and I had had the Enchanted Harvest line by Bo Bunny for quite some time, so I decided this would be the perfect time to use it!

      It was a rather straight-forward process, not a lot of “fancy” work! I mostly picked the papers, rather the parts of the papers, I wanted to use and put them together!

      I fussy cut some items then backed them with foam so they would pop up, added some Stickles to other areas for a bit of a high light, poped on some Little Birdie flowers & some sequins, then stuck everything in the pockets! Oh! I also did a bit of sewing with some copper thread for some added texture!

      The Pocket Letter outside of the protector page!
      I made this sunflower with the Sizzix – Susan’s Garden die & turned it into a paperclip!

      Product List:

      • BoBunny: Enchanted Harvest Collection – Autumn, Bountiful, Fall, & Traditions
      • Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Collection – Bloom – Thickers – Glitter – Happy – Gold
      • Little Birdie Crafts:Boutique Elements Colelction – Beaded Petals – Micro – French Carnival, &  Vellum Elements Collection – Poinsettia – Lemon
      • Maya Road – Chipboard Shipping Tag
      • Ranger Ink – Glossy Accents
      • Tim Holtz – Distress Ink: Ground Espresso; Distress Oxide: Fossilized Amber, Frayed Burlap, & Wilted Violet; Distress Stain – Wilted Violet; Mini Blending Tool; Nib Water Brush; Mini Snips, & Swivel Clasp
      • Sizzix – Big Shot Plus; Susan’s Garden Collection – Thinlits – Sunflower
      • We R Memory Keepers – Wildflower Collection – Thickers – Words – Gold Foil 
      • on the tag, I used a sunflower stamp from “Designs by Ryn” (unmounted flowers stamp sheet) with the Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide  
      • unknown purple sequins 
      • unknown key 
      • unknown “string” of pearls
      •  unknown fiber & vintage lace

      Flora & Fauna Pocketletter!

      “Flora & Fauna” Pocketletter!

      Another Pocketletter done for the swap, hosted by “bonprof,” over at! The theme (my partner and I chose) this month was “Flora & Fauna,” which gave me a chance to use up some of my stash of Pink Paislee’s “Cedar Lane” collection, along with a few other products! (But it’s almost all from the “Cedar Lane” collection!)

      The Pocketletter outside the protector!

      Product List:

      • Thickers “Fitzgerald” 
      • Pink Paislee “Cedar Lane”
      • Ephemera
      • Washi Shapes
      • Puffy Stickers
      • Papers: “Market Square,” “Town Square,” “5th Avenue,” “Riverside Lane,” and “Cedar Lane.”
    • Amy Tangerine “Better Together” Rub-ons
    • Basic Grey “Saturday Morning” Cork Sticker
    • We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool Kit “Aqua,” and Fuseables “Mint” Ruffle Strip
    • We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile & Case 
    • DCWV Tassel 
    • Random beads, charm, and ribbons
    • Red, White, & Blue Pocket Letter

      Red, White, & Blue Pocket Letter!

      I did this Pocket Letter for my partner, “bishsticks,” in the July Pocket Letter Swap hosted by “bonprof” over at! (My partner’s “real name” is on the tag, I covered it for privacy here). It also works out to go with Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge! I really do love working on Pocket Letters, they’re like nine ATCs (especially since they are the same size, 2.5″ x 3.5″) all put together to form a bigger picture (AKA: Theme)! Then I get to decorate the card protector! In the swap hosted by “bonprof” themes are given (generally two + “choose your own”) and the assigned partners come to an agreement about which theme they will do!  Most importantly, this is a “pen pal” type deal! It’s what the founder/creator, Janette Lane, originally intended! And my little note (it doesn’t have to be a book!) will be going in the top left corner, and I will put little “goodies” behind each card!

      Pocket Letter cards out of card protector.

      Pocket Letter without pinwheel in photo.
      Closer look at the rosette! (Cut file from Silhouette Store)

      Closer look at left edge!

      Here is a list of the products I used!

      • Simple Stories “Stars & Stripes” papers for the majority of the Pocket Letter
      • Unknown for the rest of the papers!
      • Maya Road Chipboard Shipping Tag [Set]
      • Beads in a Bottle: Gold
      • Bic Mark-It: Rambunctios Red
      • My Mind’s Eye “My Story” Wood Veneer Pieces
      • My Mind’s Eye “Christmas On Market Street” Foam Stickers
      • My Mind’s Eye “on trend 2” Enamel Shapes
      • Jolee’s Bling Stickers: Gold Puffy Stars & Gems
      • Crate Paper “Cute Girl” Embellishments
      • Fancy Pants “Me-ology” Button Set, Small Decorative Tags, & Ephemera Pack
      • American Crafts: Amy Tangerine “Better Together” Rub-Ons
      • Jillibean Soup Adhesive Sequins: Navy Blueberry
      • Studio Calico: Blue chipboard stars
      • Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
      • Distress Markers: tumbled glass & blueprint sketch
      • Ranger Water Brush – Nib
      • Tim Holtz Small Circle Punch
      • Tim Holtz Swivel Clasp
      • Glitz “Black & White” Alphabets & Words, and Titles & Accents sticker sheets
      • Ranger Glossy Accents
      • Scotch Quick Dry Glue & ATG (Advanced Tape Glider)
      • Elmer’s Glue Dots
      • Queen & Co. Red & White twine
      • Martha Stewart Red twine
      • We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool Kit – Aqua
      • Unknown: Gold sequins, red & white washi tape, red, white, & blue washi tape, all the ribbons, all the beads, the eyelets, the red “lace,” the star charm, and the brad