For some reason I have stacks of blank envelopes. I'm not sure where they all came from, but there they were sitting for years. When I saw how many there actually were, I knew I needed to come up with a clever idea.
Thinking...thinking...thinking! Then I saw it! A glint, a shine, a sparkle caught my eye! Metallic card stock! (Which had also been sitting around for years.) Fantastic!
Now what? A simple something. Not a lot, just a personal touch along with the Polaroid Blocks. Of course it would involve fabric...of course! I came up with a banner with flags!
First off, I needed to cut my card stock to greeting card size. Easily done with a paper cutter.
After folding each one, I found just the right size 'tool' to make a curve for my banner flags. I used my Hera marker and a pan lid.
This gave the perfect curve and perfect guide to hang the flags. I thought if I had used a pencil or marker, it would show when I attached the flags.
Now for the flags. I found that the tip of my diamond ruler worked pretty good for the size and shape. Quite some time ago I started cutting my scraps in to 2", 2 1/2" and 5" squares. So I pulled out the tote and grabbed a stack of random prints.
There is glue involved! But not enough to make a sticky, icky mess on the fingers!
I put a dab of glue at the top of the flags to secure them to the curve of the banner line. I don't want them shifting for the final step and thought glue was so much better than my finger holding them down.
The final step, sew the suckers down! A simple line of thread through the sewing machine was the finishing touch! The needle in my machine needed to be changed, but not until after I finished the cards.
That's it! Nothing to it! I made enough for the swap blocks, but plan on making more to have on hand. I sometimes need a simple 'Thank You' , or 'Thinking of You'...or 'Hey You' card!
Last night I addressed each envelope and happily tucked each Polaroid Block inside the cards. They may not be fancy or Hallmark worthy...but they were lovingly made to add a personal touch and maybe, just maybe put a smile on someones face!
Have you made greeting cards before? I would love to hear your thoughts, ideas and what you did!