Last week my kids and I were relaxed a bit and remiss in making our weekly set of notecards for nursing homes. We received a thoughtful thank you card from one of the homes the end of last week where they commented on how much the residents like these. Then, a few days later, we received another thank you from the same nursing home thanking us for our continued notecards.
Today I decided to get into my scraps and make a woven background for my cards. It took me a little while to finally get the hang of the best way to weave and tape (I used a paper backed double sided tape because it’s stronger than a glue stick for this), but by card #4 I was doing pretty well.
Many years ago I bought a set of children’s encyclopedias, but the kids never looked through them and they live on a back shelf. I use them occasionally when I paper craft now. So, I pulled out the Ocean book, and found some large ocean animals, cut them out and glued them on.
Then, I used my white gel pen to draw speech bubbles and my friend Google to help me come up with puns that relate to the animal on the card.
These cards are 5"x7" and are now about the thickness of craft foam. Each card took me about 25 min to make.
My favorites are the top left and top right. I love that top left fish! My favorite weaving combo is the middle left.
Thanks for looking!