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Handmade Card & Gift Tag

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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  1. These are adorable cards! I love, love receiving handmade cards, makes me smile.

  2. Visting from the party! Happy to mingle with other party goers our there!

    This card is adorable! Your creations are beautiful!
    mallory@ dramafilledmama.com

  3. Very cute card. I love the colors as well as the twine. I think I need to get some twine for my cards. It adds so much and looks like it could easily mail. All my cards get mailed, so I can’t make them too bulky.

  4. Love this as my gift from me or Mothers Day, thank you , B. Day ??? Very nice.

  5. Handmade cards are just divine! I love that you used that colorful baker’s twine! How pretty!!!

  6. Beautiful! :)

  7. Debra Kapellakis says:

    A lovely gift with a beautiful gift card. Bravo!

  8. Beautiful!(both the orchid and the card!)

  9. Beautiful! I wish I could do that

  10. I found your link on Tip Junkie, and I absolutely love this! I can’t wait to spread my scrapbooking tools out and get busy! You’ve inspired me to get back at it…

    Would love for you to share with my readers on my linky party!


  11. I always feel extra special when i get a handmade card or tag. Yours are really cute. Nice job and i love the colors.

  12. Can you believe I have a Letterpress and have never once used it?! Pathetic I know! Your card is beautiful, and your pictures always amaze me. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  13. So pretty, I love how they are matching!

    Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill

  14. This is such a beautiful gift tag! The color combination is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week. You always have the BEST projects!

    Take care,


  15. These cards are so cute!! We are so glad that you linked up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” Please come back and join us next week!! Thanks! -The Sisters

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