‘Discover’ stitched postcard by Hope McCarra

Our biggest ever Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap – with the theme ‘DISCOVER’ produced a feast of gorgeous postcard-sized art which has been whizzing its way across the world over the past couple of weeks.

You can find out who won the stationery giveaway, get a peek at my postcard and see a showcase of many of the others below.

For me my entire adventure here in Japan these past few months has been about discovery, so I used Kyoto as my inspiration and made a series of tiny envelopes out of different kinds of paper – a Kyoto map, some kanji, a photo of cherry blossom etc – which all fit inside one another. Inside the smallest one was a tiny key with a note attached saying “Discover the treasures inside yourself“. I loved making it and connecting with my swap partner Alex over in California. (See the lovely postcard Alex sent me here).

Thank you so much to the 250+ people from every corner of the world who joined in, stiched up some beautiful work and shared it with new friends in distant countries. Here is a montage of some of those shared in our Flickr group:

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And now to the exciting bit… the three winners of the yummy Japanese stationery giveaway (chosen at random) are…

Carol Gourley (Canada)


Kirsty Rankin (UK)

Brenda Anderson (USA)

Congratulations! Some little packets of papery goodness will be winging their way to you this week!

Thanks again everyone. See you in the Autumn for the next Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap!