Monday, September 8, 2008

Thank You Cards

Remember a while back when I had heaps of loom problems? I saved the bits off the loom hoping to salvage sections if I could. I've been in need of three Thank You cards to people in the art business, so I thought I'd I'd buy window cards and stick swatches, but commercial window cards' windows were too big and I could have gotten only two cards from my fragments. So I bought cards (as in thick paper) and made my own, with smaller windows; this way I can get two with long swatches and two with short ones.

The problem was, yesterday we had a horribly dark, rainy afternoon and the cards were harder to cut than I had anticipated, (or my box cutter duller?), so the windows are frizzy and not centered, to put it mildly.

In real life, the color of the paper is so darned close to that of the weft, the swatches sit more harmoniously in the windows. However, they didn't have matching envelopes or regular paper and I would have had to glue/tape together two sheets of card to make one envelope, so I opted for boring old white envelopes. So dull...

10 comments:

  1. they're lovely. make your picture framing guy cut your windows next time, he owes you one.

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  2. Touché, Taueret! I forgot about that!!!

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  3. To make a card, or to get Peter to cut the windows? Hee hee, I get you, Connie, I just hate throwing away most anything I weave...

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  4. It's a fabulous way to use swatches.

    I wonder if I could emply that idea for xmas cards this year....

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  5. Geodyne, wouldn't they be just the ultimate Christmas cards?

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  6. They'd certainly be one of a kind!

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  7. Pardon me? Did you want my postal address?

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  8. haha!! I was thinking along the same lines "umm Meg I think you must owe me a thank you for SOMETHING" ;-)

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  9. If I didn't weave anything else for the next few months, and maybe seriously had a printing company fold and cut the card, I still wonder if I can do all my Season's Greetings with swatches. I could cull the list way down, too, I suppose, but then what's the point of sending cards, right?

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