mo postcard signature

I remember taking trips when I was much younger and making sure I sent postcards to family and a few friends. I don’t think I was really gone long enough for them to reach home before I did or maybe it was a day or 2 before I returned, but the thought was there and it was fun to pick out the right image for each person.

These days we have cell phones that sometimes operate more as cameras than phones & apps that send images of where we are to our ‘followers’ complete with a comment, even a ‘wish you were here’.

Map Postcards

Before GPS in our phones there were Thomas Guides – a book of maps for every city. I recently came across an older Northwest Guide that I’m sure I saved for a very good reason (no comments from my family…). It made me think of creating my own postcards to either send while traveling or convert to gift cards for someone out of town.

stamped postcards

Do you even know how much it cost to send a postcard? That might be something I should look up.

You can enjoy the ‘how-to’ on the IMAGINE Crafts blog.


Enjoy your summer travels!







A little fun with playing cards provides a great masculine card as well as being able to recycle an old deck.

Playing card birthday

made into an accordion book the cover is special too –

Playing cards, card
See the how-to on the IMAGINE Crafts Blog – here’s the link.


mo cards






Favor bags not only hold precious treasures but really add decor to any table setting.

Favor bag

I love the details too – maybe the tag would say the wedding date? or other memory.

Favor bag trimming

Enjoy the ‘how-to’ on the IMAGINE Crafts Blog today.


gold maureen





As long as you don’t mind getting a little messy.

When I first tried this technique a few years ago I used acrylic blocks – you can see the post here – the results were great! This time I used a craft mat and it was perfect for a larger piece of paper.

This is one of my favorite projects – I love the way the colors came together.

Watercolor Background

Here’s a one-sheet how-to on the IMAGINE Crafts Blog.

This is a fun version – all in blue:

Watercolor Background Beach

Give it a go – it might take you back to your finger painting days!


maureen green




When I was young it was always great to receive a birthday card from my Aunt across the country with $2 in it – my own cash to spend.

I’m pretty sure that doesn’t seem like a lot today but with the right wrapping, any cash or gift-card amount is a prize!

Gift card holder

Birthdays, Graduations, Weddings – this design works for any special occasion.

Of course I’m partial to polka-dots in my designs! Can’t get enough of them!!

Gift card holder open

You can see the supplies and how I made this on the IMAGINE Crafts Blog today.