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 :)
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