Oh happy at home: DIY Greeting Cards

It’s been a hectic week for me. Working full-time hours is not something I’ve done for a long time, and since I’m also adapting to a new job, let’s just say my resources have been pretty drained lately. Having said that, I don’t at all regret that I managed to squeeze in a little craft date with some friends on Saturday. I find crafting to be very therapeutic, and it allowed me the time I needed to de-stress. Not only that, but we made greeting cards, which will be a lovely way for me to re-connect with loved ones at home on the other side of the country. Here are some photos of our little DIY project in progress:

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Some of us used dried and pressed flowers, while others crafted with bits and scraps of pretty paper. One of my friends also hit up Urban Source Alternative Art Materials, a little shop on Main St. in Vancouver that sells discards and misprints (that would otherwise end up in landfills) for crafting purposes (http://www.urbansource.bc.ca). It’s a great feeling to make beautiful things out of what others deem to be ‘trash’.

I invite you to do a little DIY with greeting cards- and I challenge you not to buy anything new but to collect bits and scraps of what you already have. You might be surprised at what you are able to dig up!

7 thoughts on “Oh happy at home: DIY Greeting Cards

  1. Tina, I love those cards, especially the one that says now home without you.
    I was making cards for a while, and it was fun, and theraputic as you say. Then i moved on to Mosaics… that was fun, too. I hope your full time job gives you some time to chill. XX, Elle

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