Friday, January 13, 2012

A cup of brithday wishes

I hope it is the birthday girl's cup of tea!
Tomorrow, we are invited to a milestone birthday for a family friend. She loves to read, so we gave her a gift card  for her favourite book store.
However, handing over a gift card in a store bought card isn't my style.
So, I made her a teacup card out of polka dot scrapbook paper, wrapped the gift card like a teabag, and decorated the cup with paper flowers, a sentiment sticker, a handmade tea tag, and ric-rack.
I like the way it turned out.
This card also marked the first day I actually made something in 2012.
There is a tempest swirling all around me at the moment. I am working through it with the love and support of family and friends, but there is no denying that 2012 has started out as a very challenging year so far. As much as I love it,  I have had little energy for the creative process.
Putting this card together was very therapuetic, and I am remembering why I love to create things. All the troubles seemed to melt away. 
I am promising myself time to get my machine back into operation this coming week. It is cheaper than therapy -- and often involves shopping for supplies. I see this as a win-win.


  1. That is an ADORABLE way to present a gift-card. And so personal. :o)

  2. I know it's been a challenging time for you - I'm available for hugs and I have very broad shoulders if you need 'em!

    Cute card - I'm glad you're getting back into the crafty swing of things - want to come over next week? We can make sewy things together!


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