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simple, handmade postcards

August 16, 2013

The opportunity to embark on a trip, let alone a 8-day one,  without the little ones was fortunate one, with a lot of excitement and a lot of freedom!  That being said, I always miss them even after one night away.   So not seeing them for over a week???  Yikes!

Of course there were a couple of phone calls, and FaceTime.  However, before the trip I thought of using the old-fashioned way of letting the babies know Mommy and Daddy were thinking of them too.  And since Moira is at an age when getting mail is fun, I thought she would especially like them…postcards.

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These fun little handmade cards could be done with little needed in the way of supplies.  For an original postcard, first get some heavy scrapbook paper.  I actually felt every piece of patterned paper I had to make sure it was sturdy enough to endure the trip over the pond.

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A post card can actually be anywhere from 3 1/2 x5 inches to 4 1/4 x 6 inches. I made it easy and cut mine to 4×6.

cut-paper

I used washi on the back to separate the address from note sides and hand drew, doodled, sketched everything else.

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It was a nice little opportunity to practice hand lettering, which I have always been fascinated by and have wanted to “learn”.  Love the handmade touch too…

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2 Comments

  • Reply Duct Tape Doodler August 16, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    How cute! I’ll have to try this. The washi tape is such a cool effect! Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply Jill August 17, 2013 at 11:21 am

    These are gorgeous! What a simple idea!

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