The notecards below gave me an idea for this year's Christmas cards: block prints!
I always want to do something artsy and handmade, but chicken out at the thought of decorating 50 plus cards. I'm thinking, if I could learn to do block printing between now and November, I could make a master design and print the year's cards at home!
I love the look of chunky woodcuts (particularly Mary Azarian's Farmer's Alphabet and Gardener's Alphabet books). I could tailor the size of the block print to correspond to the size of salvaged envelopes.
If I get really industrious, we can use our yard sale make-your-own-paper kit, too.
Someone remind me of this daydreaming when I am scrambling to sign Hallmark cards with a baby on my lap, okay?