Sorry Mom, I’m Broke

Sometimes they all come at you at once. Birthdays. Graduations. Mother’s Day. I needed an idea for making multiple thoughtful, heartwarming, hand-made (re: cheap) cards, STAT. Enter The Graphics Fairy and her wonderful collection of vintage images. I have spent way more time than I care to admit on this site, but that’s beside the point. The point, my friend, is that I have created a series of beautiful little cards easily, quickly, and inexpensively:

Seriously, this thing could not be easier!

    • Search for an image/theme that you want (in this case “mother”).
    • Print that bad boy out on cardstock.
    • Cut that shiz out, yo.
    • Remember you’re a middle class White girl and stop pretending to be gangsta.
    • Fold a bigger piece of cardstock in half (ya know, to make a card, like you did in elementary school).
    • Sew the picture onto the front of your new card, using yarn, ribbon, thread, your own hair, whatever you have on hand. I just poked two holes, threaded some yarn through, and tied it in a bow.
    • Write something nice on the inside. Something poetic. Something the poet Yeats would be proud of. No pressure.
    • Stand back and take a bow as all others fall before you in awe of how far you went out of your way to make something special. Declare that Hallmark is just too mainstream for you. Your creativity cannot be bridled. Damn the Man! Save the Empire!
    • Use leftover yarn to make a jaunty bow for the cat.

Arthur likes to feel pretty


And Mom, if you’re reading this right now, I’m sorry about the delight I’m taking in how easy/fast/cheap it was to make your card. I put loads of love on the inside, I promise.

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