22 March, 2016


Hello Mary here with my second post for Megs Garden.

Pocket Letters and Snail Mail are very popular at the moment and I thought I would like to create my pen friend a fold out Mail letter using the gorgeous Chantilly Cream range that I had left over from my kit.
I will take you through step by step on the construction of my folder
Firstly I used my envelope maker to create a 6 x 4 and 1/2 envelope from the left over paper Chantilly Cream 2  in my 12 x 12 kit
and for the folder itself I have used Chantilly Cream 03 . If you do not have a envelope maker , do not worry , just use any envelope you have at home in a suitable size as a template

Next I placed my envelope in the centre of the Chantilly Cream 3 Patter Paper and
Marked 4 equal squares . Using my envelope as a starting guide to measure from .  This will create the folds for your folder to encase your envelope.

Next cut away the four corners and ink all the edges

Now for the fun part , decorating the folder
Because the back of the folder is plain , I am using the 4 inch  Chantilly Cream strips in my kit to decorate it with

The Chantilly Cream Cut and Create are perfect for these types of projects. Pocket letters, tags, cards, the possibilities are endless  . I have made two little tags and tucked in the side of pockets The tags are made with the Cut and Create images as are the pockets for them to slide into.  I have also made a larger tag that I fussy cut the butterfly from the Cut and Create sheet , this tag will go in the envelope with my letter.

This is the Chantilly Cream Cut and Create Sheet  You can purchase at Megs Garden ~ so many gorgeous images

So now my folder is already to send once I have added my letter. I have used white satin seam binding on my tag and envelope flap , I sprayed the satin seam binding with Gold Glimmer mist to give it an aged look

So to fold it up and send it on its way ~ the inside

Side flaps folded in

It doesn't show up very well here, but I have used the wide cream ribbon to place the die cut hearts on at the top

The Back ~ I  love the girl image and I have placed a vintage trinket  in the centre of  a little frame from the Cut and Create Chantilly Cream sheet
A little lace along the bottom and tied up with cream narrow ribbon, all available at Meg Garden Shop

and the front ~ I have used a image from the Cut and Create sheet , Pearl spray, narrow cream ribbon and cream Organza satin edged ribbon

I hope I have inspired you to create  some pretty mail for someone special ,and you can get all you need to create that special mail over at Megs Garden
Until next time, happy creating.



  1. I truly truly love projects like this! and it has been a while since I've tried one~ Thank you for taking time to show all the steps involved in making this very beautiful 'fold out mail letter'; it's so vintage lovely~ I hope to give it a try : ) Karen O

  2. This is truly lovely. Using snail mail is a cute idea.

  3. Very creative Mary,very artistic use of the Chantilly cream collection

  4. This is gorgeous!! Have never seen one of these before and I love it!! What a sweet way to send a letter or even a little gift. Brilliant!! Love this Mary .. beautifully done!

  5. What a wonderful Practical project ... and so beautiful! :)

  6. Thanks so much for the lovely feedback ladies

  7. Love this....it turned out so beautiful.