I enjoy finding items at thrift stores that I can “alter”. I’m not much of a restorer though. Certainly not furniture because it just doesn’t have that instant gratification that I need. Anyway, I found these cards from the ’70′s (that’s just a guess). I really thought the artwork was cute but the cards were too fragile and yellowed for me to feel good about sending out. So I cut out the art, got out my paper and punches, and made my own cards.
I especially like the last one because it’s in your face. “GET WELL!” Very commanding. Not “Get Well Soon” or “I Hope You Get Well.” No, it’s a demand. And I’m nothing if not demanding.
I found a book at the same thrift store that was published in the early ’70′s. Normally I would not condone disassembling a book. But it was a book of what were supposed to be inspirational quotes and I’m at a stage in my life where cutesy inspirational quotes kind of make me want to wrap my lips around the tail-pipe of an idling Peterbilt and suck. But I thought the pictures were super cute; so I used them to make some cards.