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Title: National Geographic Postcards
Post by: princessblueberry on October 09, 2004 05:53:06 PM
This is one project that I tend to always be working on  :D I use the uber cheep 2nd hand magazine, plain colored paper, white cardstock and who could forget the glue.  Here are some that I've already done  ;D

This is my all time fave!
http://butterflyhugs.com/images/postcards/lunch.jpg

I caught nastalgia
http://butterflyhugs.com/images/postcards/icaught-nastalgia.jpg

An for the guys some eye candy. . .i think that is her dad in the background so be nice!  ;)
http://butterflyhugs.com/images/postcards/hulaonthebeach.jpg

It is a happy ritual
http://butterflyhugs.com/images/postcards/happy-rituial.jpg

I've got them in the 4x6 inch ziplocks from the craft section at Walmart. . .I'd like to get myself upto making on or more a day.  It is great to just grab a few magazines and start ripong and sorting when I think my muse is stuck. . .wakes her right back up again!  :P


Title: Re: National Geographic Postcards
Post by: Karensff on October 12, 2004 12:59:41 AM
Hi,

I love them. My favourite is the one with the fish and the cats too.

Karen :)


Title: Re: National Geographic Postcards
Post by: spaz_muse on October 15, 2004 06:30:58 AM
These are so cute!  I've got to agree with yu and Karensff, though: the cats and the fish are my favorite!  Really great work on all of them!  I really like your attention to color combinations!


Title: Re: National Geographic Postcards
Post by: princessblueberry on October 17, 2004 02:23:57 AM
Really great work on all of them! I really like your attention to color combinations!

Thanks. . .was talking to a Stamping Up lady today at a bazar and she started talking about how their line has matching inks and paper so as to make thing easy.  Had a hard time not chuckeling cause I match with out even thinking about it.  At work, when I worked, people were always asking 'how did you do that' and I'd be I don'know.  Anytime I'm doing crafts it seems more like a reflex than thinking. . .like I'm not even the one making it just the tool that was used.  If I try to make something it turns out bad but of I don't try it turns out great!  But here I am rambeling, a good sighn it is. . .time for bed!


Title: Re: National Geographic Postcards
Post by: Demeter on October 28, 2004 09:28:20 AM
I love them!  What a great idea.  I bought some old National Geographic mags a while back and didn't know what to do with them.  I'll  have to make a trip to Wal-Mart this weekend for the cardstock.  Thanks for the fabulous inspiration!   :)


Title: Re: National Geographic Postcards
Post by: TuffJess on October 28, 2004 12:16:53 PM
An easy trick is to use a pack of 4" by 6" index cards....you won't have to do any cutting!

Stella Marrs started out making postcards from National Geographics, and now she is the postcard queen!  Read this article to learn more about her younger days....she is such an inspiration to me!

http://www.stellamarrs.com/about/



Title: Re: National Geographic Postcards
Post by: arabella on October 31, 2004 08:48:00 AM
These are fabulous!  I am going to start collecting Nat'l Geographics...


Title: Re: National Geographic Postcards
Post by: Xiuxiu on November 01, 2004 01:01:09 PM
Those are fabulous!
My fav is the cat and the tuna too!
I think this is also a great for putting up in picture frame.
Thanks for the inspiration