Sailing ship card

A sailing-ship-on-a-stick card so that it can pitch to and fro on the waves.

Made from pizza boxes.

 

Boater’s blessing

May there always be water under your boat,
May she always be seaworthy, ever afloat,
May the bilge pump be certain to work night and day,
May the compass and charts always show the safe way,
May you find gentle harbour as every day ends,
May you lower your anchor amidst peace and good friends.

Author unknown

Cards from dis-cards

I’m always looking for ways to make cards from packaging and recycled materials – and ways to recycle old cards.

Many of my cards are made the night before they’re needed which explains their ‘thrown together’ qualities. I really like making them (there’s nothing like a deadline to give you focus). Many are made from frozen pizza boxes (we tend to have a lot of them), the card is similar to cereal boxes but comes in squares. I often use wood glue (PVA) to glue them together and I like to look for ways to make them 3D and interactive. These large ones are for immediate family so we don’t need to post them. We store them in boot boxes (bigger than shoe boxes) and they’re lovely things to rifle through when you’re feeling sentimental. The biggest impact my card making has had is to inspire my kids to make creative cards themselves – we’ve now quite a collection!

Out of the box

Projects using cardboard boxes.

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