We are separated by the miles today but she knows that I wish her every happiness in the world. We are so blessed to have her in our lives; she is unfailingly loving and supportive, caring and nurturing and the world's best wife, Mom and Nana. We love you Mom!
I made a wee birthday gift for her and as Christmas is just around the corner I had that in mind as I created it for her. I found this wonderful idea for a Christmas gift list made from playing cards on Kristin Wilson's blog (click here to see her original handmade gift list) and while I didn't have any of the beautiful Graphics 45 papers that Kristin used, I think this one turned out pretty cute.
I used a variety of images from my stash, the background papers on all the cards were cut from some vintage ephemera scrapbook paper by Vectoria Designs. On the front cover pictured above is a Santa tag from a Crafty Secrets Retro Christmas CD and I added some of my favorite Tim Holtz embellishments; a mirrored star, a fragment charm and some red and white paper string plus some silvery Stickles glue for a little sparkle.
Onto the split ring holding all the playing card pages together, I added some of my
The inside pages have a gift list for noting names and gift ideas on the right side and a little pocket for stashing receipts or secret notes on the left.
I made the gift list on the computer and the images on the pages came from a variety of sources including Crafty Secrets, The Graphics Fairy, Knick of Time and Paulo Viveiros.
There are eight pages in total and the beauty of this gift list is that you can add more pages if you need them, just add another embellished playing card :O)
This Christmas printable from Funky Polka Dot Giraffe seemed to be the perfect sentiment for the back cover of the gift list, so I shrunk it down to the right size and added another fragment charm and some more paper string and silver Stickles glue. The organza ribbon was added to the back cover as well so the all the pages could be tied together so Mom can stash it in her purse or pocket. Mom called to say that she loves it, so I am thrilled with how it turned out :O)
Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely weekend where ever you may be. Make sure to give all your loved ones a big hug today and once again Mom, have a wonderful and magical birthday, love you! xoxoxoxoxo