I’m working on my handmade postcard pile for the DIY Postcard Swap and printed the postcard backsides already. As I get into the process of card-making I get really, really excited about the spring swap again! How about you, are you making postcards already? If not, it’s time to start right now!
I think I’ll sew the printed side to the back of the collages I’m making, using the sewing machine. But I haven’t had time to photograph them yet, so I thought I’d share some very blue postcards from last year. They’re made by my mom who likes to join in on the fun of postcard swapping each year…
She made simple backgrounds with a few scrapbook papers and then added fun elements from both her and my stash of stamps, papers and stickers!
Do it yourself postcards is an awesome outlet for creative play. There are so many ways to fill a surface, but the most important thing, if you ask me, is to do something that you yourself thing looks great.
My mom’s favorite color is blue, as you can tell by this batch from last year. She added owl stickers, blue glitter and cut out words, printed from the internet or found in magazines.
Some of the fun of making postcards is about documenting them each year. Mom snapped a few photos with her phone camera, but I got out my big girl camera (it’s a Nikon) and snapped these photos.
Mom’s Handmade Postcard Pile
And if you want to sign up for the postcard swap this year, you can still join in and make your cards on time.