[PAPER & DIGITAL CRAFTING GOAL:to create, to aspire, to design, to inspire and hopefully continue to reach new heights in this crafting hobby] [NEEDLE CRAFTING GOAL:to create, to aspire, to designfor gifts and give-aways of friends and loved ones] [BAKING GOAL:to aspire, to indulge, bake and hopefully . . . learn to bake fondant & go full blast on this baking endeavour]
I've been looking into my stash for a few days now.
And decided to make use of the few scraps I have left of class kits from the past or previous years since year 2011.
I found and this time finished off the last bits of scraps from Pia Salem-Lopez' class in 2013 held at Treasured Memories before the company changed management. The left materials are from October Afternoon Very Merry.
I was able to create one last LO (Christmas-themed) with the pieces and scraps left from the kit and from my stash of supplies:
SUPPLIES CREDITS: October Afternoon; Nikki Sivils; Pop-A-Craft; Paper Secrets; Ranger; Schneider.
When I was contemplating on printing my card designs into postcards, I thought of first joining Postcrossing.com to be able to send and likewise receive postcards as a learning experience for me.
And true enough, I learned in the due course of inspecting every postcard received and tourist postcards I've bought here in Manila, the necessary parts of a postcard. Other than that the needed details I need to indicate on each back of a postcard design.
It took me a year I think before I was able to get to it. But it wasn't the main purpose why I joined Postcrossing.com. It was to enjoy in finding another hobby aside from scrapbooking (papercrafts and digital art). It was really for the sheer fun of it and the learning experience that I would gain, as I'm won't of the opportunity, resources and companion of travelling on a yearly basis abroad or outside the country.
Each postcard was a window for me to see and view the world. Other than regain my love of collecting postcards for each travel I took, it was also for the memories for each travel my dad took in my younger years with a postcard booklet for me as a souvenir upon returning home.
I would marvel at the colors, at the photography and the texture of each postcard. And of course, on what it says at the back.
I would like to share with you a YouTube video link created by PHILpost or PHLpost, discussing the proper parts of a postcard.
I would like to share one of the kinds of postcards that became collectibles for me last year. These are MAP Cards. I guess I bit the bug for craving for collectible postcards. This post is about Map Cards. I think I collected a handful of MAP Cards for 2 years this coming month of June 2015 . . . . but not all MAP postcards produced around the world.
It suddenly became a feat for me that now, I'd rather share the MAP Cards I've collected with significant postage stamps affixed at the back of the MAP postcards.
This is the 1st post about them and here they are: