I love handwritten notes. I'm not a really great face-to-face communicator. I despise the telephone. My shyness makes those things very uncomfortable for me -- even with people I've known a long time. But I love to write -- long letters, short notes, what have you. You just can't beat getting mail that is not from someone who would like some money from you. I think getting one of these note cards from Jessica at Paper Crafts Connection in the mail would absolutely make my day.
We've established that I'm a fan of ruffles, but I also very much enjoy crepe paper and loopy script fonts juxtaposed with very simple sans serif fonts. That's a very specific preference, but I'm a sucker for that design trick almost every time. I went to Michaels to get some blank white cards that I could doctor up and got distracted by by the dollar bins outside that had been marked down 50%. I found a couple of sets of pre-printed note cards that I thought I could maybe spruce up in a similar fashion. Here is what I ended up with:
The cheers ones are my favorite, even though we don't drink -- it's just a celebratory expression, right?. The purple ones said "Blessings" across the front, which is a very nice sentiment, but I can't imagine a circumstance that would cause me to send a "Blessings" card to just about anyone. I just sewed the pleated silver ribbon right over that part and now I can use them any way I want. I used my sewing machine to sew the ruffles right onto both card using the longest, widest zig-zag stitch on my machine to keep the paper from tearing. You can see the stitching on the inside:
I don't find it too offensive to look at, but I suppose you could cut a piece of cute scrapbook paper to glue in there to cover it up. Now go forth everyone and write notes to those you love! Do it now! Or not. It matters not to me -- unless you were going to send one to me, in which case I cannot encourage you enough. Join me tomorrow for the FINAL project in this 31 day challenge. I can't believe we made it all the way to the end. What will I do with all my free time now? Have a great day, guys.
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