Saturday, March 14, 2015

February Top Five #2 - Pile of Postcards Valentine Exchange

As part of my year of INSPIRATION, each month I am challenging myself to scrap my Top Five (photos or stories or events) from the previous month. I knew I wanted to include the postcards I received from Sian's Pile of Postcard Valentine Exchange in our 2015 album because it was definitely a FUN part of February this year!

I received my sixth and final postcard I from Maya near the end of February - a beautiful skyline view of New York. Thanks Maya!!


So, I had six postcards from the exchange, which would all fit nicely in a 12x12 divided page protector. However, I also wanted to include the postcard that I received from Rinda and used as INSPIRATION for creating my own postcard to send as part of the swap. I decided to include a copy of my postcard as well as the logo from Sian's blog, too.

I chose an 8x8 divided page protector from my stash and stitched it to the 12x12 page using my sewing machine. Here's a look at the two pages together.


Having the two page protectors stitched together makes it easy to see that all these cards and my journaling go together, and the 8x8 page flips open easily.


I also really like being able to read the lovely handwritten notes on the back of each postcard.


Did you participate in the postcard exchange? How would you include the postcards in a scrapbook?

9 comments:

Karen said...

What a great way to remember this fun exchange!

alexa said...

You've been very creative in putting these together, and it's going to be lovely to remember in years to come :).

MonicaB said...

This is a wonderful way to showcase all the cards and be able to write the notes. All the cards are so unique and beautiful.

Sian said...

Melissa, this is just wonderful! I love how you have collected the cards together (and included the logo) so they can be read. When I was talking to Debbie Hodge the other day she asked me what everyone was doing with their cards: she'd love this too

Barbara Eads said...

Melissa, what a fabulous idea!! I love how you were able to use the postcards in a way to see the writing on the back.

Susanne said...

Don't you just love post from across the pond!

Sandy Trefger said...

Awesome idea for the postcards!


~Sandy
Sandy’s Crafty Creations Blog

Alison said...

This is an inspired idea of how to showcase the postcards! X

Missus Wookie said...

What a great way to use the Postcards at the moment my stuck up around my crafting area as Inspiration :-)