Welcome to another 'Going Postal' cardmaking post. I've been planning this one in my head for quite a while and the more I think about 'general greetings' cards ... the more I think ... General Greetings ...
And, let me tell you something, when I manage to rise up through the ranks of the heat-gun-weilding Crafting-Army ... that's what you're going to have to address me as: General Greetings.
Because I can whip-up a general greetings card at a moments' notice. I have so much general ammo in my crafting arsenal you might well say I'm a tiny bit obssessed:
|I now sell my cards in my esty shop. You can click the photo for more details/views.|
Plus, I'm pretty sure that most, if not all, of the people I know only celebrate the one birthday each year ... so there's never any great need for lots of 'Happy Birthday' cards and yet ... I really like making cards.
So, rather than stop making them ... I make general greetings cards. And I make them often.
Here's my most recent:
a tutorial by Kirsty Neale ]
Hello is just such a great word [in fact sometimes I even wear it. Please see Exhibit A]. I'm always open to adding yet another to my stash. And actually, I just did.
I found a Hampton Art sentiment pack on sale in Hobbycraft [Only £2.99!! For one of their 'foot long' stamp packs] which features this:
Well ... I send them to friends, I include them in parcels and gifts plus every time I send off my projects to the magazine office, I always include one in the parcel. I know it's something of a business transaction ... but that shouldn't mean I can't send something personal to whoever I'm posting things to.
|Click image to visit original post featuing the moustache cards!|
So, hellos work. If you mean them. But sometimes hellos need a little company.
Like Romeo and Juliet; Bert and Ernie ... cheese and onion ... 'hello 'and 'you' go so well together:
|Click to visit original post featuring the camera cards.|
Or ... if we're being really radical ... there's always the 'Hiya' option:
|Click to visit original 'Shady Ladies' post @ Banana Frog|
I know! You're impressed with my Spanish aren't you?
So, what can we learn from this? Well you now know:
- that there are some great general greeting stamps out there;
- that personally I send lots of general cards and that I'm a bit obsessed with 'Hello' style greetings;
- and that, generally, I must be a very nice person.
I've got a couple more 'General Greetings' posts lined up to share soon so, if you too have a favourite generic sentiment, I'd like to hear it ... to see if they match up with the other two categories mine fall into!
And now, after a post all about Hello ... I'm going to bid you farewell. For now.
- I'll be back on Sunday with details of another postal-themed postcard swap;
- Don't forget to check out the Going Postal Pinterest board where I've pinned another contribution this morning.