I had purchased several packages of blank cards and envelops to make watercolor greeting cards, but they were not heavy enough paper to absorb water and so have been sitting in my drawer for ages.
So the other night I pulled one out and and thought about what to do with them.
This is what I came up with!
Nothing amazing to be sure. I am far to impatient to be a perfectionist, but I had fun making this.
I pasted a piece of homemade textured paper on to the front as a base.
I was tossing out an old pocket calendar and thought I would cut out the little birds and assemble them on the paper.
Then I added a ribbon.
Inside, I printed out a photo I discovered on Debbie Dabbles blog that touched my heart.
I added the rest of the ribbon to border it and put a button in the middle.
Looking at in now, I should have just put little buttons on each end of the ribbons to finish it and maybe leave the heart off
On the outside of the envelope I wrote
I heard you injured your foot....
and when she turned it over to open it, I wrote
A little birdie told me!
It was a lot of fun for me to make, I know it's not perfect but I don't let that stop me.
She really enjoyed receiving something unexpected.