I thought I would be sewing during these weeks of quiet, but during the afternoon lull I have recently enjoyed making my own cards, firstly out of necessity but also the joy of framing beautiful and graphic images from my favourite magazines, like Vogue and Harpers Bazaar.
It’s a simple way to feel mindful and send some love to friends and family. A home made card has a thoughtfulness and care to attention that a bought one lacks, so use this time to focus on the receiver.
Using the back of any knife, lightly score down the lines to make a crease so they fold easily.
Glue over the inside of the left panel and press down to enclose the image and use a weight, books or tins to add pressure and dry flat.
My finished cards ready for sending.
Below are a few ideas of positioning but there are so many options to create the mood you want. I’m working on ‘thoughtful’ and a few ‘party’ ones.
Using cereal boxes was a little trickier to cover the print on one side.
I cut some paper the same size and lined the inside to clean out the printed card. Trim the edges after the glue has set to get a clean line.
I hope this has inspired you a little more to find a craft that is easy to do and useful too. I really enjoy using great images from actual magazines not just looking online for virtual cards.
If you want another craft experiment, try this, no sew T-shirt challenge HERE.
Be safe, Keep well,
Love Kirstie x