Well it’s a dull November day, in a month of the year that has exactly zero occasions, or events to look forward to. Yes, a good time of year to not dwell on the dismal and think about what you can do to add some spark. How do you liven up those overcast, uninspiring days?
A few craft supplies will usually do the trick for me. Which usually means making something to give away to someone else, so double the spark, win win.
And I wanted to include a personal note and a thank-you with something going into the mail, and decided to make a card. So of course there is the full-on, scrapbooking, card-making, Martha Stewart, multi-layer, completely from scratch version. Which is awesome. Been there, still go there, there is a time and a place for that. This wasn’t it. The post office was going to close and the errand needed to be done.
Similar scenarios sometimes, *ahem*, usually? arise when the birthday party is imminent and the gift is ready to go, sans card.
I keep an enormous stash of these boxes of cards in solids, patterns, and a variety of styles. They are exactly perfect for this situation. You’re halfway there once you’ve picked a card to start with and they are easily embellished and personalized for any occasion. The Personally kids use them all the time. Today I chose one from a black and white collection.
I printed a black and white photo onto photo paper (although cardstock would also be great). The photo was attached with a couple of pieces of washi tape. Trendy, funky and easy to use…a must-have in your craft supplies. I wrote my note with black Sharpie on the inside. Done.
Simple but sophisticated and personal. And it only took about ten minutes. How fabulous is that?