It’s time to get back to blogging! Summer is always a busy time for me (I’m thinking I might be a “seasonal blogger”), but today I’d like to share a fun project that I completed last week. This was a custom order for someone special, and even though I put in some long hours to finish it on time, I had a blast putting it together!
As I’ve mentioned before, I have a couple of shops on Etsy where I sell cards that I make. One “line” of cards I have on Hilltop Paper Studios uses stones I collected from the shore of Lake Superior. I grew up in a small town on Lake Superior and have always loved collecting rocks, especially the round, flat ones. I have a few buckets full in my flower garden, hauled from over 500 miles away (my husband was NOT happy).
As I sat on the shore one chilly fall day about 3 years ago, I started to wonder how I could incorporate them into the cards that I make. Obviously, the big, round ones I have in my flower garden would be too heavy (well. . . ???), so I carefully selected a couple pocket fulls of smaller, flat stones and brought them home.
It took awhile, but I finally came up with an idea, and my Lake Superior stone cards were born!
Now, to the project I shipped out last week. I put together 20 “You Rock” cards, with a custom message inside.
This order got me thinking; I could do a lot more custom Lake Superior stone cards. Or, if someone has rocks from their special place, I’d be happy to incorporate them into a project for them!
If you’d like to see more of my Lake Superior stone cards, check them out here. And, PLEASE, if you have an idea for a custom card, send me a message!