Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Postcards


Recently, I wanted to send a Birthday card off to a creative friend and thought why not do a postcard with some of my "Inchies"
I began by choosing a beautiful fabric, practiced a free motion stitch and added a few favourite inchies.............I just hope I got it into the mail on time.

What do you do with greeting cards you receive? Really.........is it possible to keep them all? I decided that I will start to"re-purpose" some.
This year, I received a Christmas card with 9 of these cute little snowmen on it. I simply cut them out, placed them on a wintry looking fabric and covered it with a layer of tulle. I first stitched closely around all of the snowmen and then did some simple stitching. Added a couple of silver snowflakes and I have a card ready for my guild's postcard exchange tomorrow evening.

12 comments:

Pat said...

VERY clever!!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

You absolutely MUST write a book.....you have all the makings in these blog posts and it would definitely sell!
the ideas---OH!!!
And I cannot print the key; the
%*&# printer has died.....
RANT ALERT!!!!

XXOO!!
Anne

Clare Wassermann said...

What about those postcards - they are lovely - are the inchies really an inch? I en;arged them and they are so intricate....another one to try....xx

Geta Grama said...

What a clever and lovely idea !

Mary-Kay said...

The inchies card is great! And using up old Christmas cards is a great way to recycle. I usually cut the back off and use the front for gift tags. But I like your idea better.

Sharon said...

Wow, again, you've made some awesome postcards. I love those inchies! What a great birthday card for your friend. And the snowmen is a very clever way to recycle. I usually do the gift tag idea with mine too.

I agree with Anne....you should write a book!

Diane J. Evans said...

Clever girl! You're a master at Thinking Outside The Box, Jill -- love these ideas.

Better get busy on that book . . .

Diane

sewnut said...

That is a great idea for reusing card elements.

helen-mary said...

Excellent way to green up the Christmas cards! Note to self...

Karen S said...

I've been trying to figure out what to do with those old cards -- I have saved them for years because I hate to just throw them out. Thanks for some new ideas.

I have seen inchies sewn together into little boxes for ornaments, but I love the post card.

Finishing Lines by K.Sperino said...

Super!

Sandra Evertson said...

I love your little rat!
Adorable photo, I used to have one too, he was a sweetheart of a guy and incredibly smart too! Oddly enough I named him Mousie, cuz I thought he was a mouse not a rat when I got him!
Lovely blog!
Sandra Evertson

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