One day while reading a magazine I came across an article and it had a map of Ohio. WOO HOO! I ripped it out excitedly, thinking it would make for a great card (most of my family lives in Ohio).
Then, later in the very same magazine, I found…
…a tourism ad with a little map of Texas. YES! This was definitely a card in the making.
Finally had a chance to put it together. Oddly enough, the card colors went perfectly with a crochet soap-on-a-rope that I made for my Dad. (It even matched the manly Texas tumbleweed soap!)
Winslow the Owl thought that I planned the whole thing.
But nope, it all just came together.
Resources: The crochet pattern for the soap-on-rope is from the book Crochet: Learn to Crochet Six Great Projects by Klutz. It’s really for teens, but I think it’s awesome. (Perfect for beginners or if you get rusty.) My Dad got me the yarn when I was in Ohio. Heart stickers that I don’t remember who made, but wish I did because I need more! Stamps by Hampton Arts. Clippings from Audubon magazine. Texas Tumbleweed soap from Austin Natural Soap, a local company. (J confirms that it’s manly. :) Notecard and envelope by Fabriano. The washi tape is all by MT. (Yum.)
Do you ever tear out bits and pieces from magazines and make cards with them? I’d love to hear!
Oh and a little tip that I have learned: I like to use a gluestick to put magazine clippings on cards, then I use a rubber brayer to smooth out all of the bubbles and make it flat. Otherwise, it looks all warped and wobbly. (Sometimes that’s okay too, tho!)
Winslow and I hope you enjoyed this little tale,