For these first three cards I used a line of digital paper from Shabby Princess called Shabby Mommy (this link will take you to the download page). These kits are full of different papers, embellishments, and alphabets that can be used either digitally or by downloading and printing out whatever you want. I used heavy weight copy paper to print the papers and embellishments on. I started with small note card blanks in white to complement the paper colours I chose. I used the StripedPaper, PinkDotsPaper, and OrangeDotsPaper papers and the PlaidMat embellishment. The sentiment "THANKS" was stamped on white cardstock using the "rugged alphabet" stamps from Paper Salon and bright pink and bright orange pigment ink ("Color Arts" brand).
This card was also made using a Shabby Princess kit (Plentiful). I used the Paper Dots paper and the JournalingPaper layered on an ivory card. The sentiment was stamped using "Sentiments" clear stamps by Kelly Panacci/Sandylion and chocolate brown pigment ink by Studio g.
This last card was made using kits by Sara Sherlock called Everything Nice (paisley and worn gingham papers) and A French Romance (tag), layered on an ivory card base. The sentiment is another of my dollar store stamps and the same chocolate brown ink as above.
This is the actual greeting card I made to go with the gift. I just used the Shabby Mommy papers again on yellow cardstock. "Best Wishes" and "Congratulations" are both from the "Sentiments" clear stamps and the calendar is from the "Calendar" clear stamps by Kelly Panacci/ Sandylion. The little flower is made from diecuts I got at the dollar store and a tiny Making Memories square brad in metallic gold.
This is how I packaged the gift - I covered a card box with some of the patterned paper I used in the project and then tied it shut with some off white cotton yarn.
I hope I don't bore anyone with my exhaustive details, but I like to be precise and make sure I give credit to the proper people!
Just a note to any crafters visiting, if you download a designer's freebies, please thank them! They put a lot of work into these files they give away so you can at least say thanks - it only takes a minute of your time. That's my rant for today!
Thanks for visiting!