For a Friend

This past week, a friend of mine was in great need of encouragement. I wanted to do something special for her, so of course, I first made her a card.

Floral and Butterflies Garden Encouragement Card ~ from Me & My HouseThis pretty flowers and butterflies pattern paper seemed like a good place to come for comfort, along with the Scripture, “Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

But I didn’t want to stop there, so I found a printable tag for a bookmark, stamped a Scripture on the back, Mod Podged it (for sturdiness), and added some hemp twine. (And added more Scripture and my sentiment, and a cross inside the card.)

Bookmark tag & Encouragement Card inside ~ from Me & My House

I couldn’t just put these in a plain envelope, and besides I wanted to add some chocolate for her. I love the clutch purse-look boxes, made with the Envelope Punch Board, but have never seen one to fit A2 (standard size) cards. It was time to put on my design thinking cap. This is what I came up with and I LOVE it! It is the perfect size for an A2 card, and holds a few goodies too. And I love the look. I’ll (hopefully) share a tutorial with you for it soon.

Adorable Clutch Purse Box/Envelope ~ from Me & My House

The Clutch Purse Box/Envelope was made on We R Memory Keepers’ Envelope Punch Board
from 1 12×12″ sheet of double sided card stock, from Pink Paisley Spring Jubilee collection. The ribbon is 5/8″ satin ribbon from Walmart, the gem Vintage Floral from Paper Studio/Hobby Lobby, and the sides have 2 pearl brads from Kathy Davis Designs Happiness Collection.

The printable tag is from Eclectic Anthology, Free Printable Romantic Gift Tags.

The card base is Cream card stock (Recollections/Michael’s), design papers Kirby Teesdale Studio, and Kellerkurtz & Company (both PaperStudio/Hobby Lobby). Punches used were scalloped scallop edge, journal plate and bracketlarge flourish square, and circle, all from EK success. The sentiment is stamped on a rectangle cut unconventionally with the deckled rectangle die (Spellbinders Nestabilities.) Stamps are all wood/rubber – both Scriptures from Stampabilites, “thoughts & prayers” Hero Arts (similar), Cross from Michael’s dollar bin I think. Inks are all Tim Holtz Distress Inks. Metal flower from Queen & Co. with a flat back pearl in the center.


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