December 26, 2012

Handmade Postcard Swap -- Hot Air Balloon Card


April of Designs Of Artisan Blog created a Handmade Postcard Swap event last November. I was pretty excited about it since a month before that I just joined Postcrossing (I sent ready-made postcards for that though). Snail mail is still the best. Most especially if they are handmade. I'm thankful for those people who still find meaning in snail mails! :)

We have to make two postcards for two people and we'll receive two from them as well. Although I am not so artsy enough, I managed to create something handmade. I wanted to paint but the idea of making a design made up of cut outs would be lovely (also because I suck at painting, haha). So, I decided to create a hot air balloon-inspired card for Rochelle and Aya.

 

Also, at the back of the postcard, I wrote a haiku about hot air balloons. 

Slowly going high
up across the sunny sky.
Watch birds travel by.

I hope someday I could ride in a hot air balloon and watch over the world like a boss. :p

P.S. Merry Christmas!! :)

33 comments:

  1. Thank you for visiting my blog. Happy Holidays.

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  2. Merry Christmas Debbie!!
    Scrap booking and home made Christmas cards are very personal and there fore a lot more meaningful when you think about the hands that created them.
    I love it.
    Good Job!

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    1. Exactly. It is more special knowing that someone really though hard for a design. Thanks ;)

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  3. I am sure your friends would be happy to receive warmhearted cards. I am one of them who miss snail mails.
    How personal and special hand-made cards are!
    Happy holidays!
    keiko

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    1. I hope the recipients of these cards are happy once they see it in the mail! Happy holidays to you, too! Cheers ;)

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  4. these are so sweet! and i love snail mail too, i miss the days of sending letters through the mail. merry christmas! xo

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  5. Hi, Thank you for the comment at my blog ! I'm glad for it :)
    I wish you Happy New Year ( at bit late for Christmas maybe ?? :) )

    XX
    Anci

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    1. Happy New Year to you, Anci ;)

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  6. It's so great meeting other snail mail lovers out there! I remember the times when I felt sad because I thought people stopped sending letters but I was wrong, so many people still do it! I love the designs you made on the postcards - so inspiring :) Merry Christmas beauty! x

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    1. There are a lot of people still doing it and I'm one of them! I'm sure you'd love sending some through Postcrossing. Try it! Thanks ;)

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  7. Thanks for visiting my blog, and I like to hear about post crossing, I have been thinking about doing that myself. Your balloon pictures are lovely. Happy Christmas to you!

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    1. Try it. It's fun ;) Thanks.

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  8. Merry Christmas to you too dear Debie. Thank you for visiting my blog. :)
    xoxoxo ♡

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  9. These postcards are so cute! I LOVE them!
    Post crossing sounds so much fun too! Definitely going to have to look into it.

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    1. Thank you!! Have fun with Postcrosing ;)

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  10. This is so cheerful! I love the patchwork on the postcards!!!

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  11. Merry Christmas--that looks like such an adorable swap. I love hot air balloons too!

    xo Mary Jo

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  12. Great that you took the time to create these postcards! The fact that you made them makes them even more special.

    LUXESSED

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    1. I enjoyed making them (also, I love cutting papers hehe so I enjoyed so much!) ;)

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  13. Your postcards are really cute! I hope you had a very Merry Christmas :)

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    1. Thanks!! Happy holidays ;)

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  14. The postcards look really nice. Wouldn't mind finding one of these in my mailbox ;)


    http://atleastblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Would love to send you one! ;)

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  15. A card is so much more special than an email, wouldn't you say?

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    1. Definitely! It's way, way, way better. Plus, it's more meaningful in so many ways like the handwriting <3

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    2. I couldn't agree more.

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  16. These cards are so adorable! Happy new year!

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  17. These balloons are very cute, I love that you made your own post cards!

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