Last Sunday was my Great Aunt's 85th Birthday and there was a 'gathering of the clan' to help her celebrate. It was really lovely to all get together and we were very spoilt food-wise also!
I don't know about you but buying birthday presents for someone of that age can be tricky because they don't really want anything but you don't like to go empty handed. So I decided I would make some little notelets for her as it was something personal but that she could, hopefully, make use of also.
I used the gorgeous 'Something Blue' range from Prima as it is lovely and feminine with beautiful old-time roses and I teamed it up with the IndigoBlu stamp set 'Live Laugh Love' which is one of my favourites and I use it time and again.
Here are the six notelets and below lined up so that you can see the designs more clearly. Each was a different design but because you are using the same patterned paper range and stamp set there is a co-ordination about them. I deliberately didn't add too much embellishment because I wanted the notelets to be flat so that my aunt wouldn't be troubled with paying extra postage to send the cards.
And of course I had to present them in something so I created this little gift bag using the W R Memory Keepers 'Gift Bag Punch Board'. The board doesn't make bags up to this size but it is easily tweaked and I just made it in two halves and with a matching gift tag.
And every birthday girl needs a birthday card so I created a co-ordinating card also. I just love the detail on the IndigoBlu stamps; isn't this bird just gorgeous? I inked the edges of everything using the 'Vintage Photo' distress ink and all the images were stamped using either Vintage photo or 'Forest Moss'.
The inside was decorated too.
And I quickly stamped the bird image on the envelope so that everything all tied in.
I mainly used the 6" x 6" Something Blue pad as the smaller designs work well on cards etc but I love that you have the option to 'go big' with the 12" x 12" patterned papers which is what I used for the gift bag.