I’m blipping again so while I rush in to save myself with the relevant sources of help on top of my bipolar intervention strategies… I’m going to leave you with a craft-based post, and ask for your patience. This might even get posted a bit later than usual.
I like to make greetings cards in bulk, as I like being lazy essentially and not having to go out and BUY them. Most of the components came from my local pound shop/dollar store:
- Pack of five plain bronze/gold card greeting cards with envelopes.
- Pack of pre-cut, textured-card butterflies in different colours.
Previous to this ‘make’ I had a bit of a decoupage brainwave and thought of layering different colours and sizes of butterfly together for visual interest and also to make them more sturdy overall. This being done, I stored them away until I could get cards to stick them on.
I did have a glue-pen but when the sponge cap tore, I used a clean, synthetic fibre flat eye-liner brush to apply the (non-toxic) clear glue.
You can see here the two layers of the different sized butterflies in pale and hot pink.
Here is the second butterfly on the card and in the attending envelope.
This is a very easy make, great for weekends with kids, especially as part of making birthday/party invitations or as a party activity itself.
You can also add ribbon, stickers, sequins or glitter if you prefer, the best part is that you can produce far more cards with a more personal touch, for around the cost of ONE passably nice shop-bought card.
~ Pola ~