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!

17 Responses

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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

  7. 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!!

  8. 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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