Note It!

Way back in October–it seems so long ago–I participated in the “4 Photos and a Note Card” swap hosted by kmug500 on swap-bot.  Swappers were required to use old photos they’d taken to create a note card. Literally. Swappers had to cut the letters N-O-T-E from photos they’d already printed, glue them to the front of a blank card or card stock and send the card on its way.

My partner, Scuslidge, sent two gorgeous cards with hand-cut lettering. Here’s the first one:

"A Note for All Seasons," by Scuslidge on swap-bot

“A Note for All Seasons,” by Scuslidge on swap-bot

Scuslidge had been planning a card that incorporated all the seasons even before this swap.  I am going to have such a difficult time parting with this card.  I think I’ll save it for someone super special whom I see a lot. Who saves cards and letters.  So I can see it again in this lifetime. 😉

My partner admitted to sending the second card because she forgot about the rule to use old photos, so she created another with photos of purple flowers from her stash.  I appreciate her honesty and am all too happy to benefit from her “error.”

"Purple," by Scuslidge on swap-bot

“Purple,” by Scuslidge on swap-bot

I had so much fun creating a card for my partner, especially since I used my trusty–though rarely used–Cricut to cut the letters.  My partner was pleased with her card, so pleased that she wants us to be neighbors  so she can use the Cricut.  Of course, that’s not a compelling enough reason for me to move to another state or make any of my neighbors move out of their homes, so I just suggested that she take advantage of the holidays and add the Cricut to her holiday wish list.  (Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of the card before sending it off).

This is such a wonderful way to use old, extra, miscellaneous, or even ill-composed photos.  I’m definitely going to milk this idea till I’m out of random, extra photos.  I’ve already printed other letters (words) like the seasons, hello, hi and the like.   The challenge for me is the glue.  Glue is messy.  Glue dots?  No.   I don’t always trust double-sided tape.  So, I’m experimenting.

You should try it. You might like it too!

2 thoughts on “Note It!

  1. Cakers & Co says:

    Those cards are absolutely gorgeous. I’d have to use an X-Acto knife to cut out the letters and I’m not sure I could be this precise, though I’d be willing to try. I love the idea. 🙂


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