Saturday, November 07, 2015

Share Handmade Kindness Week 1: Friends and Family

Jennifer McGuire is hosting a wonderful challenge!  You can see the details here.   Week 1 (November 2 – 8) will focus on sharing any kind of handmade kindness with friends and family.

So I decided to send a birthday card to a friend of mine.

I decided to use a go to card layout modeled after a wonderful card by Lisa Johnson HERE.  This is a great one for scraps or 6 x 6 paper pads.  I used a butterfly from Papertrey Ink's Round and Round anniversary set.  I  colored the outer edge of each butterfly with Copics for some added depth. The butterflies were stamped on the PTI Happy Day die.  The antenna are hand drawn with a Sharpie marker.   The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Wishes Come True stamp set.   Two sizes of rhinestones and some jute twine finish off the card.  I did multiples  of beloved MISTI made these card super fast to make.

The card on the right was made with scraps from the card below:

Sorry I guess the coloring is bit off.  I think it would be great to make up a bunch of these using scraps ahead of time and just add the appropriate sentiment before mailing.   You could easily make this masculine with stars, gears, or tiny balloons in manly colors.