Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Greeting cards. Or, family, don't look!

Valentine's Day cards are in the post, but if you're family and want your card to be a surprise, don't look below!

This year's "edition," which is really just a nice way of saying that I made everyone the same card, is very simple. I used my trusty heart punch, which has seen a lot of Valentine action over the past ten years or so, and pasted the negative shape (the doughnut, if you will) on the front of the card with the cutout (the doughnut hole?) inside the card. I like the printed paper on the front of the card; without it the card would probably be a lot less interesting and I would have had to do a lot more work although I didn't have much time.
Valentine's Day cards

Since the family isn't looking, shall I show you this year's birthday card edition also? I might as well.

Remember back when I was talking about our friend Yves St. Laurent and his annual greeting cards? I liked the idea of a continuous theme from year to year for the cards, and I decided that I should choose a theme for the birthday cards I make. Cupcakes seemed good, especially since that's what I had already made in 2005. So here's the 2006 birthday card:

Birthday cards

I carved the little cupcake shape and got busy covering colored paper with the stamp. But the best part is the inside.

Birthday cards with Sara's font inside

The font? A good friend's husband made it using her handwriting, which I've always admired. Isn't it great? I'm sort of obsessed with it right now, especially since I haven't seen my friend in years and it feels like having a little bit of Sara right here with me. I used it on the envelopes for the cards as well. Maybe I'll send her a letter in her own handwriting, just for the fun of it. Wouldn't that be weird to receive?


  1. Anonymous3:20 PM

    I have been silently 'lurking' on your lovely blog for a few days now and felt inspired to leave a comment today. Love the cards! Nice work! I also like the handwriting as a font...do you happen to have any insight on how to make writing into a font? I would love to experiment with this.

  2. Hi Anjali,

    I'm sorry I don't have your email address, but I hope you see my reply here.

    My friends used Fontifier to make the handwriting font. Apparently is was quite easy and fun to do - you print out the template, fill in the boxes with the cap and small case letters and have your font within minutes. There is a small charge, if I recall correctly. Have fun!