I recently moved house and although we live in the mordern age and it is easy to send a text message or email, it is also very impersonal. Here’s what I did instead.
I went to hobby craft and purchased a bunch of A7 cards, (not folding just flat pieces of A7 card) but you could do this yourself by cutting down A4 card to the size you want. I also purchased matching envelopes (who’d have thought that you can buy envelopes so tiny)! After looking for a cross stitch design that I liked that represented moving house and not finding one, I looked around the rest of the store at the papercrafts section. I saw a lovely decoupage kit that was a bear in overalls decorating, having never done decoupage before though I was a little unsure. There was a little ‘how to’ leaflets with images of the way you layer pieces one over the other. I bought 4 of the decopage kits and some silicone glue, I also bought some foam pads to try.
How I made the cards:
I took the A7 card piece and the decopage kits, I was lucky in the fact that the kit was a press out kit as I’m not very good with sciscors – but as a money saver you can download decoupage sheets free of charge on the internet that you cut and print off yourself. As I pressed out each piece I used a little of the silicone glue to layer it on, leaving a few minutes between each piece so the layer underneath was stable enough to hold the next one. After doing 2 cards using the silcone glue I decided that the the layers still looked a little flat, instead I decided to use the foam squares to make the layers.
Once I had done all of the cards with the little bears on them, I realised that it needed some form of title. Our living room decor is brown and blue so on the blue cards I had I got some patterned paper, and in blue printed onto it the words ‘New Home’ which I cut down to size, and pasted onto the top of the card. On the back I went on to do something similar, I used a computer programme to type in our names, new address, new phone numbers and our email address into the right size which then printed onto A4 patterned paper that I was able to cut down to size and paste on the back of the cards. Once dried they went into the envelopes, were addressed and went into the post. This is quite a nice and inexpensive way to let people know your new details with the personal touch.
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