Index cards piling up on me

I have not made an-index-card-a-day but I have made a card for each day so the pile is really big now!

Daily Index Card Filling

All of the June 2011 index cards by yours truly.


The June cards (above) are all scanned but the book I had planned to do with them is not. I actually think that the pile is too thick for a spiral binding! 30 index cards with paint and collage becomes rather big actually, I didn’t expect that. It feels strangely wrong to divide the month of June into two books! I’m not sure what I want to do then.

2011-07-14 index card

I’m also way behind on showing you and blogging about the July cards, so I’m posting a few more today. My favorite is the one with a grid of postal stamps!

I have got plenty of stamps that I’m planning to do a project with “someday”.

Index card July 15
This index card you’ve already seen in my post Daisy Yellow Love post. It’s another grid, made from papers that Tammy sent me to play with.

2011-07-16 index card
Index Card 16th of July. The bird is a photocopy of a cloth label, and then I doodles the continuation of the wing.

2011-07-12 index card

I like these very simple ones. Just some paint and a bit of ephemera.

2011-07-17 index card
A few more of Tammy’s painted squares, this time arranged in a row. Lines and grids, coming back again (from the Sketchbook project theme), to haunt me perhaps…

Happy August!

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12 Responses to Index cards piling up on me

  1. K Hutchinson says:

    Oh my heaven and stars….these are all so fun! Love all the different stuff you are doing! GORGEOUS!!!!

  2. Kim Mailhot says:

    I have about 4 pages left in my art journal that I have been working in on and off for the last year. I can’t wait to finish andhave a beautiful document.
    Your cards create that too. Love the everyday thing !
    Happy August, Lovely Hanna !

  3. Rockyann says:

    I just love your blog and really love those index cards. I guess you’ll have to buy a big scrap book and paste them in it… or else make an e-book with your scanned photos but it’s really not the same as the original art, is it?

    I participated in your postcard swap and am hoping that you’ll organize another. Is that cheeky of me?

    • iHanna says:

      Rockyann, thanks! A big scrap book is a good idea except I’ve written on the backside of each card! ;-) E-books are great too, but I still need to figure out how to store these cards. Still pondering it. Postcard swap will be annual, so sign up for the newsletter to know when the next one is on! There will be one next year!

  4. Caatje says:

    Wonderful, all those cards. You could bind them with loose bookrings, they come in different sizes. For an example: I have made a book of loose cards a few years ago this way, it’s on my flickr if you want to know what I mean. You can see it at flickr.

    Another option would be a simple slide in photoalbum. I usually store the loose cards that I make that way, but you may want something a little more self made than that.

  5. Ellen says:

    These are so simple yet so powerful. I love them! What about trying binder rings to bind them? It would be a looser binding, but might work well for the medium.

  6. April Cole says:

    Fantastic… always a pleasure to see what creativity you are stirring up. :]
    Love your collage work !
    Can not wait to see the index card book, very inspiring.

  7. Judy H says:

    How about ‘binding’ them together with 2-3 of those large rings? That way it really doesn’t matter how thick the stack is.

  8. I wonder how this large stack of cards would work if you bound the edges together to make a long, “stretchy” concertina, like some children’s alphabet books?

  9. Andria says:

    I love your cards, Hanna…what a great collection! I, too, was thinking that binder rings might work. With all the thickness and quantity of cards, they probably won’t be all that “loose” once they’re all together. I hope you’ll share what you decide to do!

  10. barbara says:

    Beautiful cards, all of them. I especially love the postage stamp grid and the bird clothing label. Right now I am putting my cards in a photo album w/the plastic sleeves, but really want to do something else with them when they are all finished. Not sure I want to punch holes in them for binding though. I may just make some kind of box or basket to hold them all. Still thinking about it.

  11. Chris says:

    You amaze me, Hanna my friend.

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