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!



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

  2. Great idea to reuse postage stamps that way!

  3. Fantastic idea and ingenious. Beautiful cards. X

  4. Great cards - clever thing!!

  5. this are fab... great idea

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

  6. What clever recycling! These are very cute


  7. 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

  8. 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

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

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

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

  12. This are great - what a fab idea.


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