Once the barn screamed: "I want to be the celebration star this summer!", I went to work with my birthday and holiday list in hand. Behind each window, door, shutter or gate; you will find a photo that speaks to our love and shared memories. It can be a challenge to find enough photos to grace each opening, and then sometimes the shapes just don't work, but the barn and I always prevailed in the end.
It can be so much fun to pull those decorative ribbons and find the surprise that lurks below. In the past, I've made these cards with magazine photos. I particularly love the shots from Arts et Decoration magazine in France, but without my magazines; I resorted to using my own photos as the card base...and it was even more fun.
I quickly discovered, that in some cases "instructions" were required. Not everyone realized that there was something special waiting for them under each ribbon.
It's quite a luxury to have the time to make these handmade cards this summer. I love being able to make them, enjoy the responses returned, AND stay out of the heat while I work. But, I must admit that the very best part for me is the chance to have my own trip down memory lane. Enjoy!