I am back on the Felicity Jane blog today with a little how to Happy Mail!! I am in LOVE with happy mail and loaded pockets at the moment. It is so awesome to see how styles of happy mail change over time.
The loaded pocket happy mail originated from a brown paper bag, with pockets added to the front and filled with heaps of bits and pieces. I totally didn't understand this concept when I started creating this project for Felicity Jane, so my techniques for creating this are a little different to the conventional loaded pockets.
I absolutely loved making this pinwheel using the beautiful FJ papers and enamel dots from the Emeline Kit. You can find the template for these pinwheels in the Silhouette Store. They are super easy to make and you don't even need a Silhouette. My beautiful friend Elsie often uses Silhouette templates, prints them out and cuts them by hand!! She is very crafty and ingenious when it comes to working with what you have.
The sky really is the limit with what you would like to fill these pockets with. I have included the same things I usually include in Happy Mail, stickers, die cuts, washi tape sampler, labels, twine and more. I even included some Felicity Jane letter stickers which are absolutely perfect for planners and journals.
Watch the video to get an insight into how I created each and every piece of this loaded pocket, from the pocket itself, right down to the little pieces of ephemera!!
Thanks so much for dropping by Lovelies, don't forget to check out Felicity Jane to grab all of your beautiful sophisticated scrappy goodness!!