DIY postcards by iHanna

The ball is in motion again.The DIY Postcard Swap is on again this year and now I remember why I loved starting a swap last year… It’s just awesome to take part of your enthusiasm and eagerness to jump in with this project. Plus it’s very cool for me to see how many people read my blog from all over the world. Hello Norway, United Kingdom, Sweden, US, Italy, Canada, Germany and so on and so on! I can hardly stop checking my email when at the computer, I just want to look for new sign-ups.

Making a postcard

Postcard swap small bannerExcept for checking my inbox, I’m working on my own batch of do it yourself postcards. There are a lot of fun techniques for making postcards, but the most popular is probably collage in some way. Mix and match papers, add a message or an image and then perhaps sparkle everything with glitter… Personally I’m addicted to sewing in paper so that’s what I’m sitting here doing. Sewing machine humming, lots of thread being used up, my heart sining along in a happy tune.


I wish I could sew on the stamps too, but I don’t think the post office would approve. This is a used stamp on the front of the postcard. I’m using bits and pieces of years of painted papers. I have a whole pile of recycled papers that I’ve painted with acrylic paint, scraped, stamped, spray painted, crayon doodled and patterned in all kinds of different ways. Yum! I love using these papers, it’s a bit like painting but with bits of paper…

iHannas started postcards

Sometimes I cut out little bits of magazine images that is “just colours”, the abstract background part of a photo for example, like the sky or part of a forest. I also love saving patterns from magazine photos, like the wallpaper of a room, or fabric of a sofa.

Will become postcards

I won’t reveal too much of my postcards just yet, but I will tell you I’ve already made a few more than ten and I’m still sewing…

Thanks everyone for joining the DIY Postcard Swap. Keep spreading the word via your blogs and twitter! The more the merrier, right?