I am known in my friend group for having a passion for stationery.
Whether it be a good journal to a well-designed post-it.
I want it all, and kind of have it all (getting used very, very slowly). I used to manage the stationery section of one of the coolest stores in Houston, so I learned a lot of reputable greeting card brands and slowly began to pick my favorites. There are so, so many to collect. But money only goes so far, you know?So last time I was there I picked up this great card with a jean jacket on it (and pins, remember pins?) and decided I wanted it, but I didn’t want to give it to anyone. I wanted to put it on my wall. So I devised a plan. I was going to hang these greeting cards on my wall in a mini gallery wall DIY. But this was surprisingly difficult to do. The cards are not a standard size. They’re typicall 4 1/2 x 5 3/4. So, no 4×6 frame was going to work!
I decided to go square and gold. This DIY is literally so easy that I barely need to explain anything. But I will anyways.
- Center each greeting card how you want
- Tape it to the back of your matte
- Use your envelope (or white cardstock) to cover up the back, so it has a fully white background
- Look at the easiest art you just made!
Like I said, I barely needed to write that out. I think the funniest, craftiest part to this is just utilizing the envelope that comes with the card. I was starting to get bogged down by how I was going to create my own matte to fit the weird shape of the cards, and then just realized that I could mostly fit the cards into a 5×5 square without sacrificing the artistic integrity of the card.
Call me a genius, I dare you.