Recently, I found out that a special friend of mine from my monthly book club has been suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. I decided to make her a special gift hoping to lift her spirits but I wanted the gift to be practical, too. So while looking around the Digichick Boutique, I stumbled onto a few items I thought would fit my needs.
Since this friend of mine is an avid reader, I thought a bookmark would be good. But not just one bookmark because I know since she has been housebound that reading is something she is doing alot of. Plus I wanted to give her something she could give to those helping her out during this illness. I thought she could write a note on the back of a bookmark/tag thanking that person for helping her. Using the digital elements really made this project easy and fun!
Here are all the supplies I used:
- Fabrications Classic Scrapbook Pack – Quirky Twerp
- Easter Basket Template Set – Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs – print Large template onto dark gray cardstock and cut out.
- Loves’ Flower Clear Stamp set – Verve Stamps
- gray ink pad, sponge, Ivory Organdy ribbon, black rick rack, Scor-pal, Scor-tape
- Jumbo Classic Scallop Borderabilities – Spellbinders Paper Arts
I made the basket from some heavy gray cardstock. After assembly, I cut 4 pieces of patterned paper that I printed out onto white cardstock. I used the Fabrications Patterned paper #2. Using a sponge, I added some gray ink around the edges to give it the vintage look that goes with this paper pack.
After adhering the sides into place on the basket, I cut/embossed the handle using my Wizard die cutting machine and the Classic Jumbo Borderabilities Petite die template. This die makes a perfect handle for a basket!
Then I printed out the tags I wanted onto white cardstock and cut them out by hand. Using the sponge, I added ink around the edges. Then I stamped the sentiment using the same gray ink. I love how this sentiment looks on the tag, don’t you?
After I tied the ribbon into place, I used my Heat Embossing gun to “crinkle” my ribbon. It doesn’t take much heat and it is easy to do but don’t heat the ribbon for too long or it will burn. (Ask me how I know!)
Here is my completed project. I think my friend will really like this special gift! Hopefully I will put a smile on her face!
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