Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Cards and Gifts

My mom still sends cards. A LOT of cards - to family, friends, church family, and probably to strangers on occasion. Sometimes I can find nice cards at estate sales for her. A couple of weeks ago I was in a creating mood but wanted something quick and easy, so I made a few cards for her. It was a relaxing diversion.

The card themes are pretty random as I was using papers I had on hand. My favorite is the aqua and green stripe bird card. I made several more the following week but forgot to take pics.  

A friend sent me some lovely ribbon recently. Barbara started as a customer. She purchased some lace from my Etsy shop, and I then swapped more lace for a darling little bird pin (read about it at the end of this post.) We've continued to send each other bits of lace and ribbon. She uses lots of tiny lace to make her beautiful pins, and sends me some of the larger things she finds.

I love these wide vintage ribbons and pretty appliques. I'm not sure just yet what I'll make with them, but I have a few ideas. In the meantime, I'll just enjoy looking at them! Thanks, Barbara!


  1. Nothing beats a handmade card. I just made two for upcoming family birthdays. I really like the striped card with the bird.

  2. Love the cards you made. Card making is my other "hobby"!! It is fun and relaxing.

  3. The bird card is my favorite, too, but they are all sweet. I'm sure your mother enjoyed them. I wonder what you'll make with that vintage striped ribbon?!

  4. Love that you commented on my post Thank You! Now I can follow you! honey hugs BZ