Sunday, 24 November 2013

Postage stamp card ....

I've had a hectic 10 days with no time to make cards and no time to post on my blog.  I've had stalls at two craft fairs - one last weekend with my Mum in Welton (just north of Lincoln) and one today in Hagbourne (just south of Didcot) - in between I've been trying to make sure that I have enough stock.  I've a couple more coming up early in December so the sewing machine and knitting needles are going to be busy!

Tonight I had an idea for a card that I wanted to try that will also fit the criteria for this week's challenge at "Less is More"  - the challenge is to create a Christmas card that features a bird.  It is possibly the most simple card that I have made.  The design is simple and the card is tiny (approximately 10cm square about 4").

First class stamp and not a lot more!!

My brother is an avid stamp collector and always saves the Christmas ones for me - they are a pain to get off the envelopes but I think they are so pretty it is worth the effort. 

I made a second one - same design different postage stamp!



If you are very lucky the postmark can be useful!

Enjoy

13 comments:

  1. What a brilliant idea!
    Super cards!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Less is More

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  2. Great idea to reuse postage stamps that way!

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  3. Fantastic idea and ingenious. Beautiful cards. X

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  4. this are fab... great idea

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

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  5. What clever recycling! These are very cute

    Sharon
    x

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  6. Brilliant idea, Elaine. These are such fab little cards. Thanks so much for you continued support and lovely comments on my blog, it really is so much appreciated :) xx

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  7. Another clever creation, Elaine. I had to laugh when you refered to your 4" card as tiny. My square cards measure 4-1/2" and I think they're HUGE! LOL
    hugs, Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

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  8. So endearing, just love the touch of mistletoe on the first 'stamp'. A lovely idea for both cards.

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  9. An excellent idea for taking a real postage stamp .....had to think of!!
    Rosi x

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  10. Great idea! The cards are really effective - lovely!

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  11. This are great - what a fab idea.
    Linbyx

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