Tuesday, March 29, 2011
One of my new resolutions this year is to make more of presents that I give. Easier said then done! This involves planning and preparation! Instead of my usual: party's in an hour and I still need a gift, or their birthday passes and I don't send a card or gift. This scenario has happened more than I'd like!
My first step to changing my old ways: I wrote down all of my friend's and families birthdays in my day planner. I have one of those birthday books, but I found that that didn't work for me so well. As I have to actually look in it! I still use a paper planner, so this works the best for me. There is just something about the physicality of writing down my to-do's and schedules, rather than typing them. I love being able to cross off completed tasks!
My super good friend, Helen, shares a birthday close to mine! We are just two days apart. I wanted to make her some stationary as she is a Youth Pastor and I'm sure has to write many notes to the guys and gals she mentors and loves on. Luckily, he share the same initial so I didn't have to buy a new stamp! :)
These are the two card sets that I made Helen. I love tying up each set with my favorite twine.
I also made Helen her own birthday card. I knew she would love this graphic, as it was made of bright colors and had an Indian vibe to it! If I would have had more time, I should have made a whole set! I used paper from a 12x12 scrapbook page, then framed it with chartreuse. I cut off the corners that that they were flush with the white foldover card.
Finishing touches: Wrapping! I love this bright yellow wrapping paper (via Paper Source), I also used a Happy Birthday stamp for the envelope.
I hope that this inspires you to make a gift for a friend!
Have you made a card and/or gift for a friend? What was it?
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