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Thread: Postcard for my Mom

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    Postcard for my Mom

    I threw this together from a free PP pattern I printed off the internet. The picture didn't come out all that great and the rose looks better in person. I should have used alot of different shades of pink to make the rose better. My sons picked the fabric and wrote the message on the back. First one I have done and I finished it in about an hour. Got all the mistakes out of the way on this one...

    Oh, and my mom can use it as a coaster or tiny mug rug. Postage was close to $2.00 as I had to send it as a "parcel." The Post Office workers said they had never seen one before. Hope it arrives safely.
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    Re: Rose Postcard

    I have read that fabric postcards like yours should be enclosed in envelopes for mailing to ensure their safe arrival at destination!

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    Oops. I have a book on making quilted postcards and they have stamps placed directly on the postcard. I will know better for next time. Thanks for the advice.

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    What a great idea! I love it!
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    That is neat. I have heard of them before, but never made one.

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    I think it is a great gift. I'm sure your mom will love it. Thanks for sharing.
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    Really nice & she will love it - especially with the kids writing the message! I hope it gets there in good shape!

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    Love your postcard for Grandma. I am sure she will be so tickled with is, especially with the signatures of her grand children!!
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    Love the postcard. Yes, the ones I have recieved have all been in envelopes for their protection.

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    what a wonderful suprise. great idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.Elizabeth View Post
    Re: Rose Postcard

    I have read that fabric postcards like yours should be enclosed in envelopes for mailing to ensure their safe arrival at destination!
    I have made many, many embroidered and quilted postcards and mailed them as is - part of the fun of it - with a stamp on the fabric and every single one has made it to its destination with no problem at all.

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    I, too, have sent several postcards through the mail. I've never paid any extra postage for normal postcard size.. I do, however, like to have them hand-cancelled and put in a cellophane (see-through) envelope. (Also for those that are really special or have crazy quilting or beads, I ask to have them hand-cancelled and then put in a regular envelope. I know that sounds silly because I pay the postage twice! I did one this way for a friend who had just taken her citizenship oath (having it cancelled on the day of her ceremoy) and she loved it.

    All that said, the first thing I should have written is that your card is very special, nice colors and your mother should be thrilled with it.

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    Wonderful, great idea!!!!

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    Fun! She will love it!

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    Beautiful keepsake! Love the look of the post card! It's so sweet!!
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