During our recent 7-week odyssey to the West Coast, we stayed for three days with some friends who treated us royally. They even included us in a luncheon they had planned long before they knew we were coming. We truly appreciated their gracious hospitality, and I wanted to give them something handmade to show our gratitude. Here's what I came up with:
The patterned strips across the front of each card are really just some Washi tapes on strips of the same cardstock that I had used for the base of each card. The leaves were cut using an old Cuttlebug die set, and to get the appropriately colored bow, I used my ProMarkers to color some baker's twine that I had on hand.
Then I needed a box to hold the cards and envelopes. I whipped out my WRMK envelope punch board and came up with this:
This photo shows the thickness of the box a little better. I used a simple belly band to hold the box closed and decorated my sentiment with a couple stamped leaves that I cut out and adhered with a little green bow.
I really hope our friends like this set of cards. I remembered our fun-filled days together as I worked on them.
Now, however, I REALLY need to get started on some Thanksgiving cards or it will be too late!!
Thank you so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.