My Other Love: Cardmaking

Although sewing is my current major creative outlet, I’ve loved the craft of paper card making for a long time.  I particularly love finding old books to cut up for cards.  I made a card on Thursday that I loved so much, I had to take a picture of it.

The drawing is from this book, copyright 1952.

I absolutely love all the drawings in this book.  I’ve made so many cards from them.  Here’s a taste of the many that I have left.

a beautiful magpie

my arch enemy, the thistle

for any Girl of the Limberlost lovers

Fireweed makes my Alaskan eyes happy!

my favorite tree in Alaska

Can anyone spot the clue in the text that this is an old book?  You might have to click on the picture to enlarge it in order to be able to read the text.

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5 Responses to My Other Love: Cardmaking

  1. Zona says:

    Let’s poison the universe with DDT!!!!!

  2. Lisa says:

    DDT!!! Amazing how things have changed in just 60 years. I wonder what will change for our kids??? We were just explaining to our kids tonight why we don’t let them use plastic plates or cups very often once they are past the “throw everything on the floor when they done stage”. Toby and Caleb both love “the doctor book” (science encyclopedia) that you gave us years ago. They know just where to find all of their favorite pages, but Toby doesn’t understand why I can’t read it all in one day!

  3. Laura says:

    I know – isn’t that crazy – DDT!!! Just like it doesn’t matter! Lisa – I’m glad your kids love that book – I don’t even remember which one that I sent you!

  4. Nicole says:

    I read The Harvester but haven’t read Girl of the Limberlost though. If that book is half as good as The Harvester I’m sure it’s a great read!

    Never considered taking pics from old books and making cards. Good idea! At least I know where you can get discarded books for cheap 😉

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