Saturday, February 14, 2009

E-Z Valentine Postcard: Conversating Hearts

Instructions for making:
Classic convo hearts themed E-Z Valentine postcards

You'll Need:
Scissors and/or X-Acto knife
Ruler (metal works best)
Paper glue
Red ink pad
Alphabet rubber stamps
Colored paper
Mat board
Pack of conversation hearts for inspiration and sustenance

For Extra Flair:
Assorted rubber stamps
Collage elements
Your hands

1. Make a heart template sized to fit within the dimensions of a standard postcard. Cut out desired number of hearts from colored paper - preferably in pastel conversation heart colors. Refer to actual conversation hearts as needed.

2. Using red ink and alphabet stamps - accent hearts with various phrases making liberal use of puns and wordplay. Be as trad or as raunchy as you wish depending upon the recipient. Again, refer to hard copy convo hearts as needed.

3. Cut postcards out of mat board.

4. Glue hearts onto mat board. (Product recommendation: YES! Paste. I cannot speak to the taste, but it works like a dream on paper craft projects)

5. Optional: Blingee your postcard with stickers, stamps, photos, etc.
6. Address on opposite side and mail or give in person! (Not illustrated)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Almost Gone - Wool You Be Mine Valentine's

Ewe better act fast if ewe want one of my limited edition of 25 gocco print "Wool You Be Mine?" valentine cards. There are only a few left at Home Ec Workshop - no more available online. Make a knitter happy and send some smilin', rockin' lambikins snail mail!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Happy Birthday Stevie!

Guests posing at Stevie's 36th birthday party with a birthday candle. In super-secret-squirrel mode I stole each guest into the bathroom and got a photo of them, then created a misty watercolor memory collage. You can see the individual photos here: