When I read from April's blog that she is hosting a postcard swap, I instantly joined. Here's how it works. April will assign us two swap partners and you have to send each a handmade postcard that you made with similar or different design. They will also send you one back.
I love doing things handmade and I missed sending letters or postcards. I also love getting one and would always feel giddy and excited every time the postman delivers me letters or cards (not bills puh-leez!). I was a bit pressured when I was doing my postcard as I felt I lack very much in experience, materials and equipment. I felt so elementary with my output. I gave it my best shot though and really hope it puts a smile on my swap partners' faces :) Before I post what I did, I will first show the cards I got.
I got Joanne's card on my son's birthday (Dec.3). My husband received it and forgot to tell me about it. I got to open it during the day Typhoon Pablo hit typhoon and it brightened my somewhat gloomy day. Thank you Joanne of www.QuaintDesk.com ! Such a happy and sweet card!
Then last Thursday (Dec.6) I received the second card from Kathleen of www.creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com . I was home at that time but was not able to reach the postman in time. He actually folded the card and inserted it in our gate. Ouch! Good thing it didn't ruin the card and left creases. Thank you Kathleen for such an inspiring and for lack of a better word..."durable" card! It stood the test the Philippine Postal Services LOLs
This exercise made me want to spend time for my passion on crafts so I can make better and decent cards next time. Thank you April for initiating this swap, I really enjoyed it!
P.S. I can't actually find the pictures of the card I made. I will update this post once I find it and when my cards actually reach the recepients.