Handmade postcards are like little cute birds that fly into your home and sing to you.
iHanna

Postcards that I have received from the lovely participants of my postcard swap – from the spring, continued from here, here and here. I hope you like em’ and feel inspired to make your own handmade mail art!

DIY Postcard by Fran P, Texas, US
DIY Postcard by Fran P, Texas, US.

Postcard received in iHanna's DIY Postcard Swap, made by Sophie, Canada
Postcard received in iHanna’s DIY Postcard Swap, made by Sophie, Canada

DIY postcard by Sarah M., California, US
DIY postcard by Sarah M., California, US. Sometimes you have to take chances.

DIY Postcard for iHanna made by Tina, US
DIY Postcard for iHanna made by Tina, US.

“Now relax. There’s a lot of summer yet to get through.” – one of the most reassuring things I’ve ever read.

DIY Postcard for iHanna made by Angela T, Virginia US
DIY Postcard made by Angela T, Virginia, US.

DIY Postcard for iHanna made by Holly P, Texas, US
DIY Postcard† made by Holly P, Texas, US.

DIY Postcard for iHanna made by Ileana, NY, US
DIY Postcard made by Ileana, NY, US.

DIY Postcard for iHanna made by Kathy, South Carolina, US
DIY Postcard made by Kathy, South Carolina, US

DIY Postcard for iHanna made by Julie, Texas, US
DIY Postcard† made by Julie, Texas, US.

DIY Postcard for iHanna made by Mary S, Florida US
DIY Postcard for iHanna made by Mary S, Florida, US.

A DIY Postcard for iHanna made by Sherry, Alaska, US
A DIY Postcard for iHanna made by Sherry, Alaska, US. This is a textile background with glitter and sewn details along with the cards of “useful birds of America” – I got the Kingbird.

DIY Postcard for iHanna made by Pat, US
DIY Postcard for iHanna made by Pat, US.

DIY Postcard for iHanna made by Bobbi, US
DIY Postcard for iHanna made by Bobbi, US.

DIY Postcard for iHanna made by Radha, North Carolina, US
“Let it shine.” DIY Postcard† made by Radha, North Carolina, US.

DIY Postcard for iHanna made by Patricia P, Rhode Island, US
Blue bird DIY Postcard made by Patricia P, Rhode Island, US.

 

DIY Postcard for iHanna made by Teresa, Ohio, US
DIY Postcard made by Teresa, Ohio, US.

DIY Postcard for iHanna made by Davida, California, US
DIY Postcard made by Davida, California, US.

DIY Postcard for iHanna made by Jen, California, US
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow”. A DIY Postcard made by Jen, California, US.

DIY Postcard for iHanna made by Cathy G, Connecticut US
Watermelon slices DIY Postcard for iHanna made by Cathy G, Connecticut, US.

Cathy did something interesting and printed a little blurb of a letter to paste on the back of her postcard. In this way of course you can say a lot more than if you hand-write a greeting like I’ve always done. It’s not as “personal” but still I really liked it. What do you guys think, should I try it for my next round of postcards?

DIY Postcard for iHanna made by Susan, Maryland, US
DIY Postcard for iHanna made by Susan, Maryland, US.

 

DIY Postcards for iHanna's DIY Postcard Swap 2020, made by Marcia C, Texas US
DIY Postcards for iHanna’s DIY Postcard Swap spring 2020, made by Marcia C, Texas.

DIY Postcard made by Jana CH, North Carolina, US
Jana does a lot of colorful collages that I really like, she is @janaclinardharris on Instagram. She also included a postcard print in her envelope. Extra fun!

DIY Postcard made by Shawnie, California, US
DIY Postcard made by Shawnie, California, US.

 

DIY Postcard made by Becky M., Virginia, US
DIY Postcard made by Becky M., Virginia, US.

DIY Postcard made by Ruth P, Australia
DIY Postcard made by Ruth P, Australia.

DIY postcards sent to iHanna, made by Jaci, Florida, US
DIY postcards made by Jaci, Florida, US.

DIY Postcard made by Jaci, Florida, US
DIY Postcard made by Jaci, Florida, US.

DIY Postcard made by Wendy, Washington, US
DIY Postcard made by Wendy, Washington, US. Wendy used her color mixing charts as a postcard, I love that!

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Feel free to pin your favorite ideas 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!