Super easy pocket letter - Tutorial

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  1. Rikki

    Rikki Next I'm going to look up naughty limericks

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  2. Kat

    Kat Seeking wine/shopping/teeth brushing support group

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    This is great! Thanks for the templates too! I have some I've made and adjusted as I go but they never print just right. Do you ever have issues with the papers printing "off"? Sometimes my printer pushes the page lower than it should and I end up with one row of my pocket papers too short. lol. These are really fun to do.
     
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  3. Sokee

    Sokee What we do in life echoes in eternity

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    This is awesome Rikki!! Totally going to grab that template!
    How fun to see you used some of the fabric I sent you!
    I too love doing these exchanges!! Such a fun way to get to know each other better!
     
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  4. Rikki

    Rikki Next I'm going to look up naughty limericks

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    @Kat I usually save my ready page as a .pdf file and print as actual size and it works out ok. The cards alaways are a bit smaller than the original format - I still haven't figured out why that is, but as long as the difference is not that big, I don't worry about it too much.
     
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  5. Rikki

    Rikki Next I'm going to look up naughty limericks

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    The fabric fit so well into my color scheme and on this card, it was spooky, :)
     
  6. Kat

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    Okay, I'll try that. For now I moved my template all together so they are basically like one large long pocket, lol. I do struggle with getting the size just right but as long as they fit, then a little off means homemade which is the goal really. :)
     
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  7. Rikki

    Rikki Next I'm going to look up naughty limericks

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    Exactly. I couldn't agree more.
     
  8. jenn mccabe

    jenn mccabe She's OUR sunshine!

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    This is such an awesome idea for a blog post - and BONUS on giving us a template to use for easy printing! I'm linking this in the Lilypad Letter Threads going forward! :bk
     
  9. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns All glasses should be bigger than 1.5 oz

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    I used your template for the April exchange, Rikki. I click "fit to size" on my printer before I print it out. Then, because I print mine on heavy paper, I have to "give it a nudge" to get it started so that it won't have that gap at the top like Kat @Kat mentioned. Then, I cut all nine out with my cutter, and attach them to a perfect ACT size piece of cardboard. I actually have some corrugated paper that I use, but heavy cardstock would also work. That makes them the perfect size. Then I add whatever I want to add to each of them. Hope this helps.

    I LOVE having these and thank you so much, Rikki!! @Rikki
     
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    I've been using it exclusively and love it too...
    I did move the pockets slightly closer together and I don't even have to hit fit to page anymore.
    Then I created a second layer for my background pockets for the other side. It's working so well.

    The only thing I want to figure out now is how to get them to cut with the silhouette (the cards themselves) and ideally how to print them two sided on one sheet of paper. They don't line up well at the moment. It would help the pockets be thinner for mailing which is more of an issue for the international ones I think.
     
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  11. LoveItScrapIt

    LoveItScrapIt What do you call a three-humped camel?

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    Thanks so much. For a non paper girl I needed some ideas on how to make these look more "hybrid-y" lol
     
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  12. BevG

    BevG If I can't remember it, it didn't happen

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    We have also used some paper flowers and paper buttons from my old paper scrapping days. Washi tape on the side is fun. And it is fun to shop for cute paper clips, embroidered flowers, little post-it like tags, etc.
     
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  13. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns All glasses should be bigger than 1.5 oz

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    That's a good idea to move the pockets closer together, too, Kat. I'm going to use it again this time, too. I love having that template!
     

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