I recently participated in a stationery swap organised by Amanda over at Calico and Co. If you’re not familiar with the concept of a craft swap, the premise is simple. Make or put together something lovely (in this case, stationery) and post it to another person participating in the swap to whom you’ve been randomly assigned.
I always love the challenge of sitting down and thinking about what to send to my person. I knew I wanted to send some twirling betty bunting cards but I also decided to try a couple of other things.
The first were these personalised ribbon note cards. I was really pleased with the way they turned out. I might do a quick tutorial on these later as a little package of them with envelopes makes a sweet gift and they’re super simple.
Finally, I made a card using a beautiful stamp set I bought a while back from Yellow Owl Workshop.While we’re visiting Yellow Owl Workshop can I just say that I need this. Not want, you understand, need.
Yes folks, it’s true: I do loves me a bit of fabric sewn onto card. And if I can stamp it as well – all the better.
Given that I am of the view that it should be illegal not to write handwritten thank you notes (and if I ever run for office it will be on that platform – will you vote for me?) this was a really lovely swap to participate in.
Even more so when you see what my person sent me. I almost passed out from the sheer loveliness of it all. I’m still photographing it but will post it very soon.
What about you guys? Do you believe in handwritten notes and letters? Or is my political party doomed to failure in this world of instantaneous communication?