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« on: July 19, 2012 07:50:02 PM »

My penpal in Massachusetts always writes to me on cute little notecards, and I always write to her on pages torn out of a steno pad.  One day I said, "Enough!" and marched over to the local shops to buy myself some cute little notecards.  NOPE.  They come in tiny little boxes that are madly overpriced and most of the time they're all identical.  I don't want to send the same notecards over and over again! 

So for about the same price as two boxes of 12 notecards, I bought a pack of cardstock that will make at least a hundred cards and 72 colored pencils, and pretended to have drawing skills.  These are what I've come up with so far.



A pansy that I sketched from the wikipedia article on pansies.



Wild roses, the state flower of Iowa, that I sketched from a scan of a postcard I sent to the Netherlands for Postcrossing.

These particular cards are going in swap packages, so I don't need to worry about envelopes yet.  Can envelopes be handmade?
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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2012 11:09:23 PM »

great cards!!  Yes, envelopes can be handmade, you might try googling "envelope templates".  Many of them will show you how to measure the templates to fit your card.  Good luck!  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2012 07:33:17 PM »

Someone on here made envies from large calendar page pics, and embellished the inside notecards with the thumbprints on the back of the calendar. I cannot find that post, and truly want to. Your cards are lovely, I agree with you, cardstock opens a lot of creative freedom.
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2012 09:14:02 AM »

I made very nice envelopes from some beautiful vellum I had from a printmaking class in college. I mean we're talking some of this really high end vellum from utrecht art supplies. They came out so wonderful. I'll have to try it with some less expensive kinds and see how it turns out. I don't think you need terribly expensive supplies, but it worked really well with that particular kind.
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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2012 01:20:14 PM »

Combining those cards with vellum envies would be so pretty.
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