Wednesday, March 9, 2011

DIY cards for everyday hellos

I blame my semi-serious hoarding on my mom. In our house, we could never throw anything away if it could be re-used or re-purposed. This is why I can't bear to throw away old calendars with pretty designs or pictures. At a recent Borders closing sale, I snagged this box of patterned, blank cards for a heckuva deal and decided to decorate them by making use of an old letterpress calendar I had lying around.

All you need to get started are blank cards, an old calendar, scissors, glue, and a good latte. Because a good latte makes everything better.

First, cut out the shapes or pictures you like from the calendar.

Add a little bit of glue. (I love Elmer's because it totally reminds me of elementary school).

Glue your shapes onto the front of your cards. You're all set to remind someone of the joys of snail mail!

p.s. Alan's grandma and I send each other notes through the mail -- it's always lots of fun to get something in the mailbox that's not a bill :)

9 comments:

Rachel said...

How cute! If only I were creative enough to be crafty with my hoardy mess like you are!

Kaylie Rose said...

i totally save stuff too. especially pretty calendars, etc. I swear someday I'll do something with them. Just like that scarf I started knitting 3 years ago...

{BlueEyedYonder} said...

What an excellent idea, and so cute too! I need to come up with something crafty to compliment my "hoardy" side.

When Mr. Blue Eyed Yonder got enganged, we had every intent to get married on my family's farm. I had 100 custom printed tea towel save the dates made. With all the wedding hooplah and lack of moolah, we changed our minds and decided to keep it small and just skip on over to Hawaii. So... I have a box full of "farmy" save the date towels. Like I said, I need some creative inspiration on that hoarding episode. :-)

katie said...

One of my favorite things is to get letters in the mail!! The anticipation of snail mail is so exciting!! (even though I guess these days we send email and avoid snail mail BECAUSE of the anticipation. haha)

Sobrina Tung said...

I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one with a hoarding side :)

BlueEyedYonder--those tea towels sound SO cute!

katie -- i totally agree! we should bring snail mail back.

Theresa said...

I love these! I do quite my share of hoarding so I'm going to search and see what I can dig out because I adore this idea that much. There's something so charming about real mail these days. ♥

Denise said...

letterpress + homemade= awesome!!!

Tyler said...

I'm gonna put a bird right on this card! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XM3vWJmpfo

Sobrina Tung said...

Lol, put a bird on toast! That's awesome.

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