Almost three years ago (which I only know because I looked it up) I bought some really cute postcards from an artist named Kathy Jeffords with an Etsy shop called The Dreamy Giraffe. I fell in love with her style and chose the postcards so I’d have several of the prints. After they arrived, I didn’t know what to do with them and I put them somewhere for safekeeping. I’d come across them once in a while, marvel at how adorable they are, and put them back. I finally decided enough is enough – these need to be displayed.
I started this project with an ordinary 12 x 12” frame. I wanted to use a button print fabric as the background but didn’t want it to be too thin or floppy, so I ironed a piece of heavy craft interfacing onto the back.
By cutting the interfacing to fit the frame, it also gave me a good outline for cutting the fabric.
To hold the postcards in place I used some stick-on glue dots on the back. I only used one dot on each card – just enough they wouldn’t slip around.
I thought something with a little dimension would be fun in the middle, so I cut wool circles to match the fabric and added a little craft floss stitching to the center to make them look like buttons.
I attached those with glue dots as well.
After that it was just a matter of putting it into the frame. I love how it turned out, and I’m happy I can actually look at these prints every day. Every day I decide a different girl is my favorite!
I don’t think The Dreamy Giraffe has the postcard sets in stock any more, but the crafty girls are still available as prints. I could find a place in my house for just about everything in her shop!