Quick & Easy Gift Packaging.

Posted by Michelle on May 16th, 2017

Today I’m sharing some quick and easy gift packaging.  One was planned, and the other was not.
I have some super-talented friends who enjoy sending happy mail and real mail just as much as I do and I hang on to their creations for a bit and then put them in the recycle bin.  I couldn’t seem to part with this watercolor card that my friend Tiffany made me and thought I might be able to use it on a gift sometime.

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I trimmed off the cardfront and adhered it to front of a Pink Polka Dot Bigger Bitty Bag and then tied it off with some Gold Metallic Divine Twine.

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A lovely addition to my mother-in-law’s Mother’s Day package.

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Have you seen the movie Zooptopia?  I went with my kids to see it last year.  And my husband was so annoyed that we went to see it without him.  I missed it when it came out at Redbox, and my husband’s birthday is today so I thought I’d just buy it for him.  However, when the DVD came in the mail, the cellophane was coming off.  And I knew that when I went to giftwrap it, the tape would further pull off the cellophone and it wouldn’t look new.  Not a big deal, but one of those irritating things for me.  So I thought I’d crafty wrap it instead.

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Gold Metallic Horizontal Bigger Bitty Bag, topped with a large white tag that I embellished, and finished off with some aqua Divine Twine.

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App-designed Mother’s Day + printable for you.

Posted by Michelle on May 13th, 2017

This year I sent out a whole bunch of Mother’s Day cards.
I feel like we don’t send or receive enough real mail.  And I happen to know that there are some mamas out there that don’t get Mother’s Day cards (or recognition of some kind) from their own children for one reason or another.  So I just felt like sending love and sunshine to a bunch of mamas this year.  12 to be exact.

Because I was making 12 cards, I had to make it easy.

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So I designed this cardfront in the Rhonna Designs app on my phone.


And for the inside, I made different sentiment panels and then I intentionally left space at the bottom of it so that I could add a heart sticker and sign my name. Super simple. I printed all pieces out at Walgreens as 4×4, adhered them to a 4.25 x 4.25 card that I cut, popped them in to an A2 size envelope and sent them on their merry way earlier this week.

Feel free to save and send to Walgreens the pieces below if you are in need of a last-minute Mother’s Day card.




Oh happy day! – Mother.

Posted by Michelle on May 12th, 2017

Earlier this week I shared the card that I made for one of our mothers and today I’m sharing the card that I made for the other.
Again I’ve used patterned paper and embellishments from My Mind’s Eye, and also some wood bits and a gold heart sticker that I got from the Inspire Lovely ETSY shop.

Tomorrow I’ll be sharing another app-designed card that I mass produced, and sharable art that you can print and use if you need a last minute card.

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App-designed Mother’s Day cards for Grandma.

Posted by Michelle on May 11th, 2017

I’ve got a couple more cards to share with you today that I designed on my phone using the Rhonna Designs app.
While these aren’t handmade with the patterned paper and embellishments that we normally think of with handmade cards, I did have fun creating them just the same!

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Mother’s Day butterfly.

Posted by Michelle on May 10th, 2017

Today I’m sharing a Mother’s Day card I made for one of our mothers.  I made one for his mom and one for my mom.
I used patterned paper and embellishments from My Mind’s Eye.
I’m not sure what’s in and trendy in the way of cardmaking designs, but I’m happy with this one.

Catch you tomorrow with more Mother’s Day cards!

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