I Should Start Selling Greeting Cards

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Cover of Thank You Handmade Greeting Card

I’ve been feeling greeting card happy this year. With my new job it has been difficult to take on new craft projects. This batch of greeting cards was made to prevent the inevitable craft withdrawal.

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Cover of 21st Birthday Greeting Card

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Inside of a 21st Birthday Greeting Card

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Inside of Blank Greeting Card – This eventually became a Thank You Card

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Cover of Blank Greeting Card

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Painted T-Shirt

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Finished Painted Tshirt

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You will need:
-Fabric Scissors
-Permanent Marker or cloth marker
-Paint brush
-Paints (I used acrylic but it would work better with fabric paints)
-Ratty old T-Shirt

*****Tips*****

  • I would recommend placing  a magazine or piece of cardboard inbetween the front and back before painting.  This will keep the paint from bleeding through to the other side.
  • Weigh down parts of the shirt that are not being painted.  These anchors will keep the shirt from shifting around.
  • Have fun with it.  Try different cuts and styles.  Paint whatever you like!  There are so many possibilities!
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The blank canvas.

Painted Pebble Hemp Necklace

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Painted pebble bead before finding its way to the necklace.

There are times when I’m convinced my creativity is drawn from thin air.  I don’t need a muse I am one.  Other times I realize these thoughts of grandeur, and still let them motivate me.  Maybe this is the way I discover beauty in everything.  Pebbles carved by sea creatures become beautiful beads.  Some experiences become opportunities for growth.

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Finished Painted Pebble Bead Hemp Necklace

Broken Shell Necklaces

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Blue Shell Necklace - Handmade

Blue Shell Necklace – Handmade

 

I went to visit my best friend in Florida this past summer.  As we walked along the beach I kept my eye out for seashells.  I wasn’t looking for anything perfect or pristine; I wanted broken shells I could turn into jewelry.  I painted the shell with acrylic paint and sanded it down until I found the desired shape and color.  After a few coats of sealant and a small brass choker chain I feel like they turned out quite nicely.

 

Pink Shell Necklace - Handmade

Handmade necklace made from broken seashell and acrylic paint sanded down to give a vintage look.

 

Pink Shell Necklace - Handmade

Pink Shell Necklace – Handmade