October 30, 2011 § Leave a comment
Welcome to Scribbling Glue‘s very first Easy-Peasy Occasional!
What is an Easy-Peasy Occasional? So glad you asked! Sometimes the hardest part about trying something new is not knowing where to start, which can lead to not starting at all. So, I’m going to occasionally share some simple ideas based on what I’m sending out to people. Each EPO will be a mini-project that can be accomplished in a short amount of time without any special supplies or skills. My intention is not to provide a step-by-step cookie cutter craft, but to offer ideas that will hopefully spark your imagination or inspire you to give something new a try.
An Easy-Peasy Occasional: Scribbled & Glued Greeting Card
Here’s what you need:
- a greeting card (Note: don’t go buy a new card! You can reuse one that was sent to you, re-purpose a left over holiday card, use one you got as a “gift” for donating to an organization, find one for 10¢ at a thrift store, or choose one you bought ages ago but have never found a reason to send.)
- scrap paper
- a pen or marker
It doesn’t get any easier than this! First, a card is small, so you don’t need to write much. Second, it doesn’t matter what kind of card it is, because you’re going to cover up any parts you don’t like. Third, you can play and be creative even if you’ve talked yourself into believing you don’t know how to make things. Take a look and how simple it is!
Go ahead and try making a card even if you’re thinking, I am not artistic. I can’t make things. Why do I say this? I know for a fact that YOU are creative. I really mean it. You may not have an outlet for it right now (or you might be so accustomed to your own brand of creativity that you don’t realize you’re being creative), but everyone has some creativity bouncing around inside. Consider this Easy-Peasy Occasional an invitation to let it out!