Hello friends! I want to share this project as it is the first thing I have made in ages that wasn't tied to a manufacturer, publisher, or deadline and it was such a joy to create without any constraints. This also features one of my favorite stamp sets of all time: All Booked Up by Papertrey Ink.
This is a thank you gift for a dear friend who has been so helpful to me during the last few months.
She is an avid reader so I thought a gift card to Amazon would be better than hoping to choose a book that she hadn't already read. The card came in a black box with a bright orange bow. I kept the box but added my own wrap.
The set of five bookmarks was inspired by one that Betsy Veldman created out of felt. These are made out of two layers of heavy cardstock. I also wanted to incorporate some epoxy brads I had on hand that I thought went well with the paper. Using two layers of cardstock helped to hide the back of the brads. Here is my version:
They were packaged in a glassine bag tied with baker's twine. I love the way they turned out and hope my friend does too.
Thanks so much for stopping by! If you have any questions as to the supplies I used, drop me a note in the comments and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
Update on me: So far, so good on the treatment. I'm pretty tired and my hair is all but gone, but otherwise it hasn't been too awful. On Monday I'll be starting my last round of five days of chemo. The doctors have said it can take several weeks to months to start feeling "normal" again. I'm really looking forward to being on the other side of this. All indications are that the treatment is working and I'll be able to consider myself "cancer free" soon. Thank you for the cards and emails of support - they mean so much!