Postcards made with Paper Cloth

I used paper cloth as the base for my DIY postcards! You can learn how to make your own in the Paper Cloth Tutorial I posted yesterday.

My paper cloth postcards
Paper cloth postcards

After I ironed the paper cloth to flatten it a bit I cut out ten postcards, using a knife and ruler. Then I got sewing on them. The rose illustrations are from an old favorite book that I cut up, and then I sewed a seam all around to attach the postcard backside that I printed on card stock. Voila!

Here are all of my cards, scanned:

iHanna's postcard #1

iHannas postcard #2

iHanna's postcard #3

iHanna's postcard #4

iHanna's postcard #5

iHannas postcard #6

iHannas postcard #7

iHannas postcard #8

iHanna's postcard #9

iHannas postcard #10

View more postcards from this swap in my post Swap Sharing, please add your link to Mr. Linky there if you’ve blogged your own postcards or your process, then take a few moments to click around to comment on some of those posts – just to let people know you visited. Thanks!

Oh, almost forgot! I also made two ATC’s (artist trading cards) using the paper cloth, on sent already in the #craftsocial ATC swap!

ATC 01 2010 (Photo by iHanna - Hanna Andersson) ATC 02  2010 (Photo by iHanna - Hanna Andersson)

PS: Roses are red, Violets are blue, don’t forget your friends – who wants a postcard too!

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17 Responses to Postcards made with Paper Cloth

  1. Corrine says:

    These are great and so fun. I tried the same thing using
    tyvek envelopes recycled with papers on them, that works too!

    I love the fabric paper it works for all kinds of fun things.
    Thanks for sharing your tutorial.

  2. I am so in love with your blog and your creative work! I came here to say thanks for the comment in mine, but I am totally stunning with what you do, all the colors, the sewed cards. Even, today (once more) I was trying to put my mother ‘s sewing machine to function and I couldn’t, I also like to do handmade things and I could do so much more and different ideas could come out with the machine working. :) I feel a little upset because of that!

    Anyway, you are an awesome artist for sure.

    Much love,

  3. iHanna says:

    Thanks for commenting!
    Sewing machines are just supposed to work, right, not be stubborn and want to rest. I hope you figure it out Joana! I will keep my fingers crossed for it to work soon! :-)

  4. iHanna says:

    Oh Thanks for your comment Corrine, I’ve got some tyvek that I got in a envelope, I don’t know what to do with it… Any ideas? I would like to try to “burn it” I think? Ever tried that? Will have to google up something one of these days… ;-)

  5. Janet says:

    Your postcards are so pretty. Thanks so much for that tutorial on the fabric paper. I really have to try that….and after seeing your cards it’s moved to the top of my list of experiments.

  6. They look great :)

  7. Robin says:

    I was the lucky one to get the sixth one shown! I love it and the texture! Thanks Hanna!

  8. TJ says:

    Fun and gorgeous. It never occurred to me you could iron your paper cloth! My poor iron. First linoleum, now this!! Hanna, you’re great! xxxtj

  9. Karen says:

    These are so pretty! I love the vibrant colours that you have used

  10. scrowlscrowl says:

    The postcard you made me is there among your pictures:) Yeeey!!

    I love it! Am now looking for a nice frame and some space on my wall where I can hang it :P
    Thanks, Hanna!!

  11. Flassie says:

    Oh Wow! More Beautiful Roses!!

    God Bless You and Yours!!!

  12. kris says:

    I LOVE your paper cloth postcards! I’m going to have to try your technique! Wonderful!

  13. Bibliophile says:

    Love the postcards! I think I may try this technique on some book covers.

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  16. Chris says:

    Oh, my stars! I missed this post! I am going to make some of that paper cloth. Your postcard is so yummy with all the paper cloth on it!

    I want to pay you for all the goodness you give me. Tell me how to do it.

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