Continuing from my blog post One hundred DIY Postcards bound for Sweden, the spring swap started our Anniversary year and in it I got so many beautiful DIY Postcards from participants that wanted to celebrate the fact that I have been hosting the DIY postcard swap (that you can still join today) for over 10 years!
I must say I got a little overwhelmed with the kindness and love you all sent me.
At first I tried to share the postcards I received on my Facebook page Studio iHanna, but then I got 4-5 postcards a day (!) for a while and totally fell behind with that. And the postcards kept on coming!
During summer I got a few packs of rubber-banded piles of postcards at once, probably due to Corona delays from the US. Like this one:
Although I stopped sharing them online I have photographed all of them and I’m going to share them now, starting with 25 in this blog post. They’re all amazing to me, and I hope you think so too and maybe find inspiration to make your own postcards and sign up for the DIY Postcard Swap fall.
DIY Postcard made by Gloria C, US.
DIY Postcard made by Carol, New York.
DIY Postcard made by Kathy, Ohio.
DIY Postcard made by Julie, the Netherlands.
DIY Postcard made by Ellen S, Kentucky, US. Ellen is also known as Stash Heap on Instagram, check out her lovely doodle style there as well.
DIY Postcard made by Gail R, Canada.
DIY Postcard for iHanna made by Cindy McMath, Canada. Don’t miss out on Cindy on instagram.
Postcard made by Yvonne P in Australia, with the help of I’m guessing her daughter Leana. On the back it says Keep looking for rainbows. I love that!
I also love the envelope it came in, with space for the special postal stamps from Australia – for Year of the Rat 2020. So very cool and something I’m gluing into my journal for sure.
DIY postcard made by Elisabeth M, Alaska, US.
DIY postcard made by Carol C, Nebraska.
DIY watercolor postcard by Kelly J, Florida, US, Wings, worms and wonder on instagram.
DIY Postcard made by Erin O, California, US – Layers and textures on instagram.
DIY postcard sent to iHanna, made by Quinn McDonald in the Sonoran desert, US. Quinn is known online as Quinn Creative, and has among other things, authored the book Inner Hero – Creative Art Journal that I reviewed when it came out. Love the exercises in that book!
Look at those thick bunny cheeks, so cute! DIY Postcard collage made by Kat, @Ultra cinematik on instagram.
DIY Postcard collage “where you are” made by Ina, Arizona, US.
Blue “Be kind” DIY Postcard made by Becky, US.
Woven DIY Ppostcard made by Janice, US.
And here’s what I think might be my first Shaker Card:
DIY Postcard made by Arielle, US.
DIY postcard made by Jeane S, Minnesota.
DIY postcard illustration made by Elisa, Washington, US.
Mixed media postcard – so very textured and yummy. By Meghan T, California, US.
DIY Postcard made by Lorie, Sedona, US. Lorie shares beautiful collages on her insta here.
DIY Postcard by Norma S, Florida, US.
DIY Painted postcard made by Kim Mailhot, Florida, US, also known as the Rock Fairy.
Thank you so much everyone!
I think that I’ve emailed everyone who sent me a postcards so far this year to say thank you, but if you haven’t gotten a reply know it was a logistical error on my part, I’m not ungrateful!
If any of these are yours let me know below and again: thank you for joining the swap and sharing your beautiful DIY Postcard with me! It is much appreciated!
PS: You can still join the DIY Postcard Swap fall 2020 and/or pre-order the book that I’m currently working on! It is going to be all about handmade postcards, the swap and inspiration for making your own mail art! Pre-order it now for a very good pre-order price.
There’s also a giveaway that you can enter if you share about the swap on social media.
Woot woot, so many fun things!
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Feel free to pin your favorites to your own Inspiration boards on Pinterest, or check out, follow and pin from mine called DIY Postcards – full of yummy mail art, happy mail and handmade postcards!
The postcard made by Elisabeth M, Alaska, US has a white band on the side. It’s a sticker that the USPS sometimes applies for its barcode. You can remove it, it peels easily.
I did, after I photographed it. I’m working with authenticity here, and I like that these have all been through the mailing system and has some proof of that.
So glad you enjoyed the shaker card! Static electricity, glitter, and plastic page protectors made for an…interesting…challenge to sew. But it was fun to try and learn new things! Glad all the cards made you smile! Happy mail is a wonderful thing! Cant wait to read and enjoy your upcoming book!