Index Card Postcard

Use Index Cards as a creative outlet - idea blog post by iHanna

Summer is here and it’s lovely. I’m just in right now to share this quick DIY idea with you guys: you can create a personalized and handmade postcard using an index card! June marks the beginning of our lovely ICAD-tradition as you know… ICAD as in One quick index card a day the entire summer of course, I know many of you are doing it. I did a whole two month of cards a few years back so I know how fun it is, and since I’ve been in mail art mood this came out of me in no time.

But now I’m out of vintage index cards, the pile I had was a flea market score… I was really close to buying a new pile this week at the book store, but I reminded myself of how much other things I have that I want to use/finish up/create already. I don’t have time for everything, so no index card summer for me. But this one was sent to a friend of mine, as a postcard:

Index Card Postcard with zig-zag sewn edge by iHanna
DIY Index Card Postcard! Stickers, polka dot vellum, deco tape, paper lace, and a few other paper.

The backside is sewn on using the sewing machine threaded with awesome neon thread, which I love! I used it for all my DIY Postcards this spring, but so far I haven’t blogged about that pile, though the postcards I receive in the mail right now I’m sharing on my Facebook Page if you want to check them out. I got happy mail almost every day last week… Just sayin’.

Index Card Postcard backside with zig-zag neon yellow edge all handmade by iHanna

Printable postcard backs makes postcard making even easier, and they look rather spiffy don’t you think? You can find my printables here. It fitted perfect on my index card postcard!

Index-Card-A-Day Challenge is created by Tammy and if you’re new to the idea you should read more about it on her blog.

Also, for more cut and paste inspiration, I created a video last year: Cut and Paste Index Card Collage – let me know what you think!

2 Responses

  1. The postcard looks fantastic and the neon thread is the perfect finish! Loving all of the incoming postcards that have filled my mailbox from your DIY swap!!

  2. I picked up on the ICAD challenge, but just for a month . . . I’m travelling the second month and will have enough to do just sketching and recording the trip. So far I’ve enjoyed it and sometimes I share what I do via the Facebook page . . . but mostly I don’t because I’ve written something very personal on them, they’re just not that interesting or perhaps not up to my personal standard for sharing. Postcards on the other hand are a wonderful way to send a little art off into the world for everyone to enjoy! I got some in the mail on Friday and I swear the postie checked them out as he put them in the letterbox . . . and did he pause a tad longer on the delightful one that you sent me? Perhaps. Thank you Hanna . . . it’s a lovely collage!