CREATING YOURSELF Mixed Media Blank Handmade Card and Envelope

CREATING YOURSELF Mixed Media Blank Handmade Card and Envelope

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  • Handmade
  • Materials: paint, embossing, beads, seed bead, letter, old letter, history, stencil, upcycle, recycle, cardstock

Handmade Mixed Media Card and Matching Envelope, embossed with "Life Isn't About Finding Yourself, Life is About Creating Yourself". This blank handmade card is made with an actual letter my dad sent to his parents in 1944; your card will feature the real letter, not a copy. The letter is affixed to watercolor paper and then I used different mixed media techniques to arrive at what you see. You will receive ORIGINAL artwork, not a print. I have hand signed the back of the card.

The card measures 5 x 7 inches, all set for framing. It makes the perfect gift to send to someone special. Write your own personal message inside and send to that person in your life who is a "Creator", or who needs some encouragement along their path.

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This card was made from one of hundreds of letters I found in my dad's basement while sorting through his estate. He was a proficient letter writer and weekly wrote letters home to his family while he was serving in the Army during WWII, from 1944 through 1946. I am learning so much more about him as I read the letters; a small town boy growing up in a rural area in Northern Michigan, traveling at age 17 by train to Chicago and beyond - I wish I would have stumbled upon these letters sooner so that I could ask him questions! I will send a note with your card so you will know the exact date the letter was written, and what my dad was writing about.

While my dad was the letter writer, my mom was the creative one. Her last creative endeavor was making jewelry with beads and selling her wares at craft shows. I also found a box of her seed beads in the basement and knew I needed to somehow incorporate them into my card making. As a result, the beads you see on this card are from my mother's stash.

I hope you enjoy this card. It is my hope that by crafting blank cards using some of my dad's old letters I am, in a minuscule way, doing my part to keep letter writing alive. By using some of my mom's beads, I hope I am keeping her creative gene alive and kicking.

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Reviewed by Inactive Feb 24, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Love it! This will be a great card to give him when he graduates bootcamp! Loved the quotes you sent along with it! Made my day!! Thanks So Much!!

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ygreenwood2 May 15, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

I love all the cards I have purchased and all packaged beautifully

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Deanna Johnston Sep 2, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Got this item ahead of time. Loved the print. Would highly recommend this shop

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Kelly Ohm Feb 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful card you are talented! Thanks for the extra card I'm sending it to a girl who has no one to write her during bootcamp!

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