Greetings Cards with Brooches / Badges
These greetings cards with brooches are a great little gift and card in one for children or adults, and with the greeting of your choice they are perfect for any occasion. Why not give a birthday badge someone can wear for more than one day?
The 100% recycled cards are 12cm square and are blank inside for your message. The card is hand-stamped by me with the greeting of your choice, or I can hand-write a different, specific message for you, or leave the front blank.
All my cards have always been ‘naked’ – that means no little plastic sleeve, because those guys take a lot of unnecessary energy and resources to make, and are not biodegradable.
With the exception of the teacher thank-you card, each card comes with a sturdy, self-seal cardboard box envelope to protect the card en route to its recipient. In the UK the card can be sent in the ‘Large Letter’ category. The teacher thank-you card comes with a 100% recycled card envelope.
Visit www.nakedcards.co.uk for more information about the #nakedcards initiative, and to find more card makers who have take the pledge.
The brooches are made mainly in organic cotton, bamboo or cotton hand-dyed by an enterprise providing employment to women in an economically-deprived area of South Africa. I use small amounts of ‘ordinary’ (good quality) cotton where I have some of this to use up. I buy small quantities of non organic yarn when I require a particular colour for my larger items (bright yellow for example) and I have also sometimes been given yarn which I prefer to use up rather than throw away. Let me know if you would prefer your brooch to be made entirely in organic cotton, as I can usually oblige.
The badges are sewn together, not glued, for sustainability and robustness. They will withstand washing and can be gently ironed if they happen to get left on clothes! The brooch backs have a safety catch.
I can also make sets of badges for party bags / wedding favours on request.
Granny Square Greetings Cards
A set of three A6 cards featuring three different coordinating photographic designs.
They are made of top quality 350gsm cardstock and are blank on the inside for your own messages. The white envelopes are 120gsm and the cards, envelopes, receipts and packaging are all 100% recycled.
The Just A Card campaign aims to encourage people to support independent shops, galleries and designer/makers. Little, everyday purchases like greetings cards are so important to indie businesses, not just the big investment purchases. Do support this excellent campaign by sharing with all your friends!
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