I made a Pinboard Card for someone a couple of years ago and made it really personal to them. I resized some photographs and made them small enough to ‘pin’ to the pinboard, along with a few other bits and pieces, so that the whole card was themed especially for this person.
I’ve been thinking about that card recently and remembering how much I loved it when it was finished, and wishing that I’d taken a photograph of it at the time, (as usual, I forgot), so I thought I’d make another Pinboard card, only this time I’d make it for anyone. I’d make it in such a way that it could eventually be personalised by adding small photos or a note of love or … well – anything really!
This is a really easy card to make, so easy in fact that I can just give you photo’s with a few details … you’ll see how easy .…
All my favourite brads are all by Kuretake (and I have a fair old selection of them too!).
I used to live a short distance away from the Kuretake head office and every year they would have one day set aside for crafters to visit them and buy from a large selection of their products all priced at a slightly reduced price. Ohhhh they were the best ever days! The people there are SO nice, truly amazing people, full of advice and help. Nothing is too much trouble and I can honestly say that because of these days I love the Kuretake Company. And because of these wonderful days, I have rather a lot of Kuretake products – from specialist pens to embellishments to … brads!, and I love them all.
Aaanyway .. back to the card…. Once you’ve fixed your brads/buttons in place, you can then add your embellishments.
- If the person you’re sending the card to is poorly, then you could add a ‘fake’ little prescription and make a mini box of tablets to fix to the board.
- Or if someone is having a baby .. you could add paper booties (or tiny real knitted ones) and hang them on the board using a button.
- Getting Married? Put a miniature card on the pin board, of their wedding invitation .. simply scan their invite and then resize it on your computer, print it out and VOILA!
- … or anything. (apart from sad occasions – this really wouldn’t work for those days)
Such an easy card to make and such a versatile design. You just choose the right colour(s) and personalise it and *there* is the perfect card!
Well now it’s time for a weather report from our new weather girl Cobs:-
…. as I’m typing this I’m melting like the witch in the Wizard of Oz, who had the water thrown over her. The weather here is too hot, very humid, very steamy (and not in a good way), and very sticky. It’s the sort of weather that makes you want to get in the shower two minutes after you’ve stepped out of it. It’s so blooming tiring too! I was going to share the temperature with you, but I’m too worn out to walk out to the decking and check the thermometer. tsk tsk! (Is that lazy, old, or just heat affected? Actually, thinking about it, it’s probably all three!)
I’ve had a word with God (“Hello God, it’s me again” . . . is the way I usually start off and He doesn’t seem to mind me being so informal) … and I’ve asked if He could please turn down the Heavenly thermostat which is labelled ‘Earth’, and so I’m hoping that things will be cooler tomorrow.
Well that’s me done and dusted, except to wish you a very happy Monday. May your days this week be gentle, joyous and leave you smiling at bedtime.
Remember to make some happy memories as you go through your days. Smile, today. Make that memory, today. Make someone else smile, today. Let’s do it to them before they do it to us (smiling that is.).
Have a truly blessed day my friends ~