Tuesday, 9 October 2012

For Abi

Now I know they've arrived safely so I won't be spoiling the surprise, I just want to show you these little cards I made for blog-friend Abi :)


Each card is 4x6", and decorated with tiny scraps of patterned paper - hooray for pretty border punches and the super lovely Martha Stewart butterflies!! The first card here has on it a Bible verse that Abi recently mentioned; the second has a verse that I turn to often and mentioned to Abi in return :)


This lopsided shot(!) shows another favourite verse, though I have to admit my choice was in a large way influenced by the wish to use SJ's fabby Sentimental Fruits digital stamps (I can't find a direct link, but they're available here, towards the bottom of the page). I arranged the elements I wanted and printed them directly onto the card with the verses, then printed parts of each design onto scraps of patterned paper and paper-pieced them onto the card - I love this effect, and SJ's designs work so well for it :)

I had such fun making them, and even more fun packing them up and writing Abi's new uni address on the envelope :) My thought was that she could stick them onto her wall at university, or use them as bookmarks, or even give them friends if she wanted (the back is blank so she could add a message!) She tells me that in fact she has them displayed in strategic locations all round her room, so she's surrounded by and constantly reminded of God's word. This makes me feel warm and fuzzy and a little bit teary!

And maybe Bible verses aren't your thing, but this would work just as well with favourite quotations or sayings, and makes a lovely alternative to a greeting card :)

18 comments:

Mary B said...

Oh Mel that is such a lovely lovely idea and I bet Abi will treasure them for a long while

alexa said...

What a lovely gift for her! I love the qualities in the second of your quotes especially - we might all aspire to those!

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

What a sweet and thoughtful gift for Abi. I bet she was over the moon to open your envelope :o)

Amy said...

Mel, you have made such a thoughtful gift for Abi, and one I am sure she treasures as she starts this new stage of her life.

Karen said...

What a lovely gift--in content and style!

JO SOWERBY said...

these are so lovely mel, u should sell them. so glad Abi is surrounded by God's love and ur,
JO xxxx

Sian said...

I bet she was delighted to have something to decorate her room with!

Ruth said...

These cards are wonderful and perfect for Abi's new stage of her life. The verse from Jeremiah is one that my mum reminds me fairly often.

Gail said...

What a nice gift Mel and great idea to display them in her room.

Alison said...

What a thoughtful gift Mel...glad to hear you haven't rushed back to work and are being sensible!!
Alison xx

scrappyjacky said...

What a lovely thought,Mel....I'm sure Abi loved them.

Scrappi Sandi said...

A lovely gift & nice to know your work is giving someone daily inspiration. Can I ask about the font? It looks so much like the Pink Paisley (?) Loopy-Lou adhesive alpha's but I'm guessing you printed them off? :D

Missus Wookie said...

Oh these are lovely - and so much nicer than my scribbled post-its or index cards!

Quotes are some of my favourite ways of decorating.

Nicole K/GothamGal said...

I love this! Abi is very blessed and those are really fantastic verses. Thank you for sharing!

Louise said...

lovely pieces for abi to treasure x

Maria Ontiveros said...

I was so moved by Abi's quote that I did an art journal page about it, too. And I love your companion verse.
Rinda

Abi said...

Thank you thank you thank you Mel! I read them as I head off to lectures every day! What a special gift! xxx

Beverly said...

A lovely gift for a young woman off experiencing college life and so many new things.