Old lace, fabric scraps (including the seams that are of no use as dust cloths!), old buttons, belt buckles, bottle caps, corn husks, candy wrappers, old keys and broken jewelery pieces…
When most people do a cleaning purge such items go the trash. With me they go on cards.
I recently took the opportunity to get a jump on my holiday (Thanksgiving/Christmas) cards. Boy I had fun!
I’m getting a lot more confident in my multi-material play at the same time.
And since the cards frequently include something more, I pulled out to include with my cousin’s card this antique autograph book that belonged to our Grandma.
I enjoy the benefits of the internet as much as the next guy. But I swoon over hand-written cards and letters.
I don’t receive a lot these days, but here’s a sample of what my family and friends can look for in their mailboxes over the next few weeks.