I am still going through my craft room, slowly, making gifts and projects from supplies I already have. I have so many "special" items tucked away. I don't have enough wall space to show all the framed art I have let alone the collection of artists cards I have kept. I don't want to mail them, so I save them—and then what? They just sit in a box.
I found these wooded blocks on sale at Craft Warehouse and bought them with no idea what I would do with them. I had them for about 4 months. I realized they would be a perfect way to display these cards, so I made this set as a gift for a friend using treasured cards from Studio Violet (RIP.) These were saved from back in the early days of blogging, made by Elisabeth Dunker & Camilla Engman and I added one of the many cards I have collected by Gracia and Lousie. There are two images per block that can be rearranged and stacked, split apart or kept in groups. I love showing art off the walls and these made me so happy, it was hard to give them away. I have in mind to make a set for a baby girl using postcards I have hoarded from Emily Martin and another set for myself using letterpress cards I have hung onto.
To make these I used a spray adhesive on the back of the cards. (It works great but is so toxic, I might try YES paste next time.) Next I pressed them on the block of wood. Then, after waiting a few minutes, I trimmed around the block, cutting though the postcard with a super sharp craft knife, using the block as my straight edge. One postcard was a wee bit too narrow so you can see a line of wood, but I don't mind. I didn't finish these with an gloss or matte varnish, just kept them as is.