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Handmade Card & Gift Tag

handmade birthday card

My mother in law is probably the hardest person to shop for. She’s such a simple person who truly does not want anything for her birthday/Christmas. I used to struggle trying to find her the perfect gift. What I came to realize is that she loves orchids. You can find them all over her house, in nearly every room. So when I recently came across this beautiful orchid I knew it would make the perfect birthday gift.

The orchid was beautiful on it’s own and it’s really not a gift you can wrap so I simply added a handmade gift tag to it.
I made her a card as well. I have always loved handmade cards, they’re so thoughtful and unique. I’m fairly new to cardmaking but I’m excited to jump right in and learn new techniques. To make the card and gift tag I used my Lifestyle Crafts Blossoms printing plates and Letterpress. I glued the letterpressed card onto the 5×7 card and added a few embellishments.

I wrapped bakers twine on the top and tied a little bow on the side. Then letterpressed Happy Birthday and adhesive pearls.

It was my first time working with my letterpress and I’m surprised at how easy it was to use. I think it took my cards to a whole new level.
  Do you enjoy making cards? What are some of your favorite techniques I should know about?
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