Tag: postcard

Crafts: Peacock themed postcard & envelope

A very quick video & supply list for this small postcard set! Send it to someone you think is beautiful, to make their day!

Peacock Postcard & Envelope

 

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Supplies:

  • Gold embossing powder
  • Green embossing powder
  • Blue embossing powder
  • Purple embossing powder
  • Heavy card stock in white & teal
  • Balzer Designs 268S stencil
  • Prima Marketing Divine cling stamps
  • Papermania Urban Stamps Bird Print
  • Memento ink Tuxedo Black
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Embossing
  • Acrylic block
  • Bo Bunny Peacock Lane
  • Wooden Envelope Template
  • Craft Tacky Glue

Finds: Postcard Boxes

The other day, I came across a box called “The Art of Instruction”. It’s a sturdy box containing 100 postcards, all in the same theme. It’s so great! Here’s the description:

Celebrating this scientific beauty of vintage educational charts, this collection of 100 postcard prints is divided into four categories; anatomy, botany, zoology and miscellany.

Here’s a little pic of my box:

Postcard boxes

I was over the moon! But, there’s more… I did a little research and found out that there a lot of postcard boxes out there!

I’ve found the Pantone Postcard Box, New York vs Paris Postcard Box, French Posters Postcard Box and many, many more. All containing 30+ postcards, all in the same theme. It’s a lot cheaper than buying loose postcards and you don’t have to search for a great postcard anymore! As a matter of fact, if you search Amazon for “Postcard Book”, you’ll get a lot of hits.

Here are some pictures of my box and as for the other boxes, I really would love to get my hands on them!

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French Posters Postcard Book

French Posters Postcard Book

Finds: Pepin Papers

Yesterday, I took a trip to the city of Leiden, to visit the Rijksmuseum Volkenkunde. It’s a museum about people all around the world, their cultures, history & rituals. I had a wonderful time and will absolutely be going back someday when I have more time. It was a special Oriental Ladies Night, so there was a lot too see & do.

Gift shop
I couldn’t skip the gift shop, where I noticed some gorgeous books. Amongst them was a soft cover book called “Arabesques”. It was a gift wrapping book with 12 large sheets, printed with Arabic designs. And they also carried another one with Turkish patterns! I had to buy it.

Pepin Papers: Arabesques

It is so gorgeous, I have been drooling over it all day! It is produced by a company named Pepin Papers, so I went online to see if they have more patterns & yep, they do!

I love all of the designs, they also make Indian, Japanese & Italian paper books, but also 1920’s design papers and lots, lots more! Go check out their website & fall in love just like I did.

Mahrez Landoulsi
While browsing the gift shop, I also got 4 beautiful calligraphy postcards from Al-Andalusi (Mahrez Landoulsi), so I will be making some nice Arabic canvasses soon!

Pictures

Sent: Tiny Dancer Postcard

I made this card for my grandmother, just a note to say hello. My grandmother lives an hour drive away, so I don’t get to see her very often. I really love to send her mail every now and then. She sent me a lovely postcard back, with cats on them!

I loved making this card, so I decided to do a how-to video. It was terrible getting it uploaded, so I hope you’ll enjoy it! If you have any questions, just ask.

Tiny Dancer PostcardTiny Dancer Postcard

 

Materials used:

– Watercolor paper card stock
– Distress Ink – Tea Dye
– Inkssentials Ink Blender
– Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Script Stamp
– Prima Marketing – Divine Clear Stamp set
– Memento – Tuxedo Black Ink
– Bruynzeel Watercolor pencils
– Small brush

Received: marvelous cup of tea from Fatima

Fatima went, saw and conquered London! She had a fab time & we made a deal on getting together during or after the summer to look at the pictures from her trip.  She is still crazy busy with school and like English ladies, we want to do it proper.

So, she sent me a marvelous cup of tea! Look at it, it’s adorable. My heart was smiling when I found this lovely card..

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