A few weeks ago I decided that I wanted to send something “handmade” to a group of our online friends for Christmas….but I couldn’t think of what I could possibly hand make that would be personal.
Then it dawned on me…some handmade postcards!
I could cut them out, sprinkle them with some sewing, and hand write a personal message on them. It was perfect! (Sure it’s not a pieced quilt but still…)
So the other night I got to work and in less than 30 minutes they were all made and ready to be written on. And I liked them so well I decided to share them….because who wouldn’t want to get something hand written from a friend in the mail?
Here’s what I did:
I looked up what the standard size is for a postcard and found that it is 4″x6″ which is perfect to cut out of 12″x12″ scrapbook paper.
I chose heavy card stock paper and cut it into the 4″x6″ squares.
(And even though you SHOULDN’T do this I totally cut it on my cutting mat with my rotary cutter. It was easy as pie.)
Next I added some pink Coats and Clark thread to my sewing machine and ran each card trough my sewing machine. I put the pink sewing line closer to the left hand side to separate where the writing of the postcard will go and where the address will be written.
And then I was done and ready to start writing!
This card (although admittedly not long or very personal) took me less than 30 seconds to write.
Less than 30 seconds.
When I realized this I went back and made some more cards.
I can think of a whole lot of people who at any time I could give 30 seconds to…not just at Christmas time…and now I have a stack of these on hand….ready to mail whenever I’d like.
It’s my kind of project: quick, cute, useful, and shareable.
(Now I just need to finish writing on the stack I started and get them in the mail!)