Sunday, January 8, 2012

Think Spring

Is it too early to be thinking about spring? It probably is, but it was fun to daydream while making these spring themed postcards for a handmade postcard swap.


handmade postcards

For the bee postcard I found a bee picture via Google Images. I printed it out, placed it over the cardboard and poked along the lines with a thumbtack. Then I played a little connect the dots with embroidery floss. With the sewing machine I stitched another piece of cardboard to the back for a place to write. 

handmade postcards

For the flower postcard I Mod Podged on some pre-cut paper flowers and glued down some plastic jewels for the centers. With the sewing machine I stitched another piece of cardboard to the back for a place to write.

handmade postcards

For the frog postcard, I traced on a frog on to a piece of balsa wood, and drew the stages of a frogs life cycle. I used tiny google-eyes for the egg stage and dressed up the adult frog with some green google-eyes and sequins. I did a couple of coats of Mod Podge over the entire thing to strengthen the wood and glued on a piece of card stock to the back for extra durability and a place to write.

5 comments:

  1. Adorable!

    I saw a sign the other day that said XXX days until spring. I forget how many days it was because I felt it was ridiculous. Spring! What?

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  2. I TOTALLY LOVE THE FROG CARD! You're awesome!

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  3. What clever cards! Frog card is my favorite.

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