Last week I created a special birthday card and gift combo for my sister Lisa.
For the base I used a flashcard with the word “Wish”. The sturdiness of this card was perfect for the collage elements and, of course, the “wish” message was just as suitable.
For the collage, I used corrugated cardboard along with a portion of a flowery napkin. And then I attached a pair of sparkly earrings to the center of each flower by piercing two holes (with a hand awl) through the cardboard to anchor the earring posts.
I added an edge to one side of the collage using a strip of numbers cut from an old calendar.
And then I added a length of sunny yellow ribbon to the other side of the collage for some added texture and dimension.
Lastly, I tucked my handmade card with earrings attached inside a polka-dotted bag which you can buy here.
Making things makes me happy. And it makes me even happier to know that I can pass these good feelings along…through the things I make…for the people I love.