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« on: August 26, 2009 08:34:17 PM »

Last October my mom moved to South Korea to teach English, leaving her clueless but crafty nineteen year old daughter in the States. Since I was working for minimum wage sending packages was an expensive habit so I started looking for another solution and found it in postcards [they only need three stamps]! But when I started shopping around for them I couldn't find any I liked. The cards from the shop basically fell into three categories: "COME SEE THIS SCENIC THING", "Here look at this adorable baby animal in a dress", and [horrendously unfunny] comics. Ughh. Let's face it, store postcards are lame anyway. After checking to see what standard postcard size is I started scouring kids books and old magazines for pictures to clip and paste. Here's what I came up with:

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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2009 03:47:32 AM »

those are fun!!!

« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2009 04:54:45 AM »

I love these!  I guy in the trash can and chicken are two of my favorites.  It was hard to narrow it down.  Keep going with this.  Have you ever read the books Griffon and Sabine?  You will love them.

« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2009 07:34:53 AM »

oh man i know what you mean about the postcards Sad i only ever get postcards from art galleries now, since i'm too poor to buy the actual paintings Tongue I really every single one of these cards Smiley The robot zapping meat is awesome


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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2009 08:06:36 AM »

I love these!  I guy in the trash can and chicken are two of my favorites.  It was hard to narrow it down.  Keep going with this.  Have you ever read the books Griffon and Sabine?  You will love them.

I adore Griffin & Sabine! It's one of the books that gets to stay on the shelves in my bedroom instead of being shuffled out to the livingroom. I didn't realize how weirdly similar they were until you pointed it out though!
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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2009 12:46:17 PM »

I agree that store postcards are lame!  Your's are awesome  Grin  Sometimes I make post cards with fabric on one side instead of a picture.... but I've been feeling quite an urge to go back to collage and paper crafting.  Thanks for pushing me over that edge!  Keep up the good work!

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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2009 08:01:25 PM »

These are great! I agree- I am sick of typical postcards. Keep making them Grin
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2009 02:44:06 PM »

These made me think of Griffin and Sabine too!  You should start a swap with this theme.  You have provided plenty of inspiration in this post.
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2009 12:47:47 PM »

I love these. The guy in the trashcan is so elegant, but not... If you get what I mean. Otherwise I really like the Hasmat (sp?) suits one. If I could get my hands on something like that I'd send it to my boss. (Long story, but I'm not allowed back at work until I've been officially declared plague-free.)

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« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2009 11:04:15 PM »

Love this idea. You're not only sending your Mom an original postcard but each time, you send her a part of you too.


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