April 10, 2011

Just a Note for a Friend

Hi there everyone.
Just wanted to share this post today to show you a small gift of note cards I gave to a special friend going through chemo treatments. All the cards are blank inside except for touches of the fronts.

I started by making a box (which I intended to be a my prototype) out of retired crushed curry card stock.  I ran out of time due some personal family matters, so now what to do... no time left...

I lined the inside with and out with new "Paisley Petal" DSP.  Of course it's not my first choice to have a curry colored box, but I had no other options.

I made to slots with the slot punch and tied closed with WW grosgrain ribbon.

I also added a little sentiment on the top and another big flower made with the "Fun Flowers" die and some PTI felt.  Another tag tied on with hemp to a large metal brad through the center of the flower, and done.

Now all I had to do was filled it with handmade note cards made with love.

Many of the note cards are cards I've made and posted previously on my blog. If you look close the newest card I made is the lattern: this one  I TOTALLY CASED from my  upline Nance Leedy  at Canopy Crafts, who has unlimited talent as designer on many blogs. To me she is just the best ever up-line and mentor.  

Well I hope you like my little gift box, my friend sure did.

Hootie says "Thanks for stopping by and please leave comment and let me know what your thoughts on my card today. Please stop by again!" DIANE


Nancy said...

Di, what a lovely idea for someone we both know. I'm sure she will appreciate all your love that went into making these items. I certainly recognize some of those cards.
Great job, great idea! And I know what you mean about running out of time, we always "short-change" ourselves don't we.

Carla Bazhenow said...

What a beautiful gift for your friend. I remember some of those gorgeous cards too. I love your newest one. Hugs,

Nance said...

Diane, this box and all the heartfelt love that went into the making of it are so special. Your friend will surely love it! I love that gorgeous PTI felt flower!! So glad you had fun with the lantern card and your comments just made my day! I think you're the best downline!! :-) ((hugs))

Mary said...

Your little gift box came out beautiful! I love that you used the Paisley Petal DSP and made the flower.I am sure that your friend will absolutey love it! :)


Ann Schach said...

What a gorgeous box! Such a thoughtful gift! I know your friend will appreciate it. Your cards are adorable!

Anne Marie said...

What a fabulous gift for your friend! Everyone needs note cards, especially some as pretty as these. I'm sure your friend loved it because of all the hard work you put into it! :)


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