The way i express appreciation and encouragement is making and sending cards. So i sat at my desk for 2 days on and off and made 37 handmade cards. Here are two of my designs: 3 Butterflies and Single Flower in three colours (other colours done but not photographed and its been raining).
Butterfly Cards are one of my favourites, so versatile: engagement, birthday, weddings, hello, sorry, thanks, condolences, mother’s day, goodbye… I have stamped the butterfly onto the 100% recycled cardstock to show the antennae, then stamped and cut out two more butterfly, one onto a vintage dictionary page, one onto some left over scrapbooking paper from this project. i glue stick down the vintage dictionary butterfly flat, then gently fold either side of the cardstock butterfly’s abdomen and affix it to the card with double-sided tape . Love the 3D effect. Love ten minute cards. Love being back at my craft desk.
I use my Big Shots Die cutting machine to cut out fabric circles from a stack of fabric from my stash: vibrant pink/orange op shopped shirt, purple tulle and satin left over from a 60’s costume (10 years ago), purple fabric left over when my daughter was a flower girl when my Dad remarried (13 years ago), a yellow, vintage, satin dress with a big rip in donated by a friend, and some remnant fabrics sourced from Reverse Garbage, Brisbane.
I burnt the edges of each circle with a long-handled lighter to help the fabric curl and give dimension, machine sew together then hot glue onto vintage dictionary pages (which i’ve machine sewn onto the cardstock).
I snail-mailed 6 cards with handmade envelopes.