i thought about painting some customized embellies, too, but i was kind of worried i'd mess the thing up in the engineering stage, so i decided to go with my sturdiest store-bought palm tree stickers, and some fabric-covered chipboard alphas for the sentiment. as you know, i like to sew over my chipboard letters for extra security, but i used a sort of wavy pattern to add a little interest.
ordinarily i leave the inside of my cards plain, but this piece of watercolor paper had some doodles and markings on the back, so before i began, i xyroned an islandy bit of map paper to the reverse. meanwhile the palm trees and flowers on the left... and surfboard on the right... hide the two staples which hold the flap in place that acts as "latch" to keep the matchbook cover closed.
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