Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Monday, November 27, 2017
Jeff and I have been creating handmade greeting cards for a few years now. I am a greeting card junkie. I make them, buy them, and collect them. I use them when writing to my 25+ penpals around the world. I was sad when one of my favorite cardmakers closed her Etsy shop a couple of years as I like to help support hobby and small business cardmakers like Jeff and me. We have an Etsy shop (www.paperowlartists.etsy.com) we'd love you to visit and, we sell at a local Maker's Marketplace a few times a year. We also make custom orders (email us if you have a card you'd like made, firstname.lastname@example.org). But, I also invite you to visit (and shop) other cardmakers on Etsy and elsewhere. Here are just a few Etsy shops I've purchased cards from, their shop names below each card photo. If you love greeting cards, please consider supporting handmade cardmakers this holiday season :-)
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Do you love to receive mail? I don't mean bills and junk mail. I mean happy mail ... personal letters, written just to you, postcards (vintage and new), handmade and dressed up Dollar Store cards, and some surprise mail as well? If so, or even if you're curious, this workshop might just be for you.
Join me and Jeff Saturday, January 27, 2018 for an all day workshop Jaffe Center for Book Arts (Boca Raton, Florida) on how to create and send a variety of fun mail. Register soon as there are only 12 spots available! Click here for more information: http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/workshops/happy_mail.php
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Wishing you and yours a happy and grateful Thanksgiving. Jeff and I are each grateful for our families, our health, and prosperities. We're equally grateful to have one another in our lives. We appreciate each of you who follow us for your individuality, the individual gifts you bring to your world and the the world and large, and of course, we appreciate your support of our endeavors. We wish the best for each of you this holiday season. Thank you, and Gobble on!
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Looking for just the right card to send a friend with cancer? Perhaps this one Jeff made says it all. OOAK (one of a kind), blank inside, includes envelope. $3.00 + $2.50 postage and handling. Multiple cards available with variated jacket and paper designs. Email email@example.com for information.
Monday, November 20, 2017
Want a simple way to warm up your creative juices? Grab a few magazines and choose 3 or 4 colors you want to work with. Cut a 4"x4" piece of watercolor paper or stiff cardboard on which to collage. Each collage you make will be a monochromatic, or one color, collage. Set a timer to 10 minutes for each collage. Find your pictures,tear or cut, arrange on your 'substrate' paper and paste. Set your 10-minute limit for each collage you make. Here are a few I made a couple of weeks ago. I think if I did this exercise on a 4-1/4" x 5" blank greeting card they could make a nice abstract greeting card. Perhaps I'll try this! How about you?