Hello again, thanks for coming back to check out Day 2 of my guest designer stint on the JustRite Inspirations blog.
I’m not fond of giving purchased gifts (can you say too many picture frames?) but I love to make handmade gifts. Many times I just make a keepsake card for a birthday. I believe the recipient can get many hours of enjoyment out of having something lovely to look at on their desk or kitchen counter. I use stitching on my cards as an added design element which I feel adds interest and texture. To add to the retro look, I have incorporated a good deal of distressing, done both with scissors and sponging. This card is finished off on the inside and also comes tucked inside a special gift box. To tie everything together, the tissue paper has also been stamped with the same stamps as the card. Please shoot over to the JustRite Inspirations blog to see photos of the inside of the card and the gift box.
JustRite Stampers ®: JB-09225 Birthday Sentiments, JB-09745 Hope Borders and Centers, JB-09200 Baroque Nested Frames and Occasions
Dies & Punches: Stanpin’ Up! Scallop Trim Border Punch, Spellbinders Labels 1, Spellbinders Fancy Tags
Paper: Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Garden Green and Bashful Blew, English Garden DP by Marking Memories
Ink: Real Red, Garden Green, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Ribbon from Stampin’ Up!, buttons from Jo-Ann’s, sewing machine
I'm so happy you stopped by today to see what I made for Day 2. I have something special for you to see tomorrow so be sure to stop by and see what I have created for Day 3. Thank you so much for all your lovely comments!
Blessings & hugs,