I am really liking this gift pack idea, and have been looking forward to trying a few more designs. This week, I decided to do one with a pressed flower bookmark, and I actually have a good excuse! I've been very busy at work on a big project for one of the cities that we work with. The project manager at the city is a lovely woman who I have enjoyed working with, but she is leaving the city to pursue other interests and go back to school. Her last day is in a couple of weeks, and I wanted to make her a card to express my best wishes for her future plans. So, I figured, why not give her a bookmark as well? It might come in handy when she starts school! I chose one of the one-flower bookmarks I had previously made as the starting point:
Here is a close-up of the butterfly:
Here's the inside of the card:
Pretty simple- a fuschia layer, followed by the white layer, which I used a corner punch on the corners, and the "Best Wishes" stamped in purple. I punched a butterfly with a MS punch out of the same striped pattern paper and glued it on the bottom.
The gift envelope for the bookmark:
And here it all is together:
I lined the inside of this envelope with green, with the corners punched with the same lace corner punch. I like how it turned out! These are some of my favorite colors, and this bookmark is one of my favorite one-flower bookmarks, so I am pleased with the results. I hope the recipient of my gift and card like them!
I have several other things in the works, or at least in the planning stages. I still have the Christmas cards for the Christmas in July swap on the back burner, because sign-ups for the swap go through the end of the month. I don't have to mail them until the end of August, so I have plenty of time for that. I am also in the process of figuring out a design for an anniversary card for some very good friends of ours, who just had their 20th anniversary. They will be having a party in a couple of weeks, so I want to make a card for them. I also have a friend whose birthday is coming up, and I was thinking of surprising her with a photo bookmark with pictures of her kids on it. She has two daughters, a step-daughter and step-son, so this would be a double-sided bookmark. She has lots of pics on Facebook, so if I can find some good ones to copy from there, I'm in business! All of that should keep me busy for awhile!