Monday, August 4, 2014

Made It Monday: Summer Greetings

I have mentioned before my love for "real" mail. I love getting mail and I love sending mail! Well this weekend I was at it again making summer greeting cards. Last month I printed a summer photo of Husband and I but I never got around to sending them. Whoops. All-Star Procrastinator right here folks!
 Who doesn't love a summer selfie?

Last week, another Kindergarten teacher was making fish with some of the kids using washi tape. I fell in love with the cheerful designs and bright colors. I just thought the fish were adorable and would make the perfect summer greeting card.

Saturday, out shopping, I saw the same washi tape and put it in the cart. Husband's jaw dropped at the price and exclaimed "I can't believe we're going to spend 10 Euros on tape! Go ahead, put it in the cart...." Aren't the rolls of tape beautiful? Looks like I found something to fill this jar!

So I came home and recreated the washi fish. I created a fish template and traced the design on heavy cardstock.
Then I started in the middle of the fish and stuck strips of washi tape. The washi tape went over the edge just a bit on each sides of the fish. After the fish was covered, I turned the card over and trimmed off the over hanging edges of tape. On the blank backside, I wrote my message to the reader.
I think the cards are a fun way to send a greeting that is "out of the box". Each card took just a few minutes to create and was quite simple. Now I just better get these in the mail pronto before summer has vanished!

And now I want to announce the winner of the Back to School Giveaway. I was blown away by the response and truly touched by all those entered. Thank you so much! I wish I had enough giveaway items for everyone but...the winner is:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Yay! Ramona, I will be getting in touch with you to find your mailing details. Looks like I will be at the post office a few times this week!!

Have a Blessed Monday,


  1. I love sending and receiving mail too! What a cute idea for summer!!

  2. You are so good at execution! I would have wavy lines and funny looking fish. Very cute idea.



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