Let me start off by saying how enormously blessed I am to have a daughter-in-law who is also a friend. It certainly makes getting together with them something I treasure all the more!
Today is her birthday and really she’s one of my biggest crafting fans. Each year as she opens the envelope with her card she always looks up, smiles and asks if it’s an “Elizabeth original.” Now with somebody like that how can you NOT make a card?
Another thing about Loni is that she LOVES puns! Seriously, she is one Punny girl! (Hoho – did you see what I did there? Snuck in a pun!) So for this card I first came up with the sentiment and went searching through my stamps looking for a cutesy frog. Apparently I don’t have one so I searched online for an image, but just didn’t find anything I liked. So what else hops? TIGGER! (OK, I realize he bounces, but he’s cute and a bounce really is like a hop!)
I kept the color theme for wrapping her gift and I really think I’m on to something here. I went to the “big box store” to buy a roll of Kraft paper, but they didn’t have any. They DID have many solid colors and I figured white would be pretty. Instead of curly ribbon I went back to the craft section and bought a roll of 7/8” grosgrain ribbon. Actually the nice grosgrain was no more expensive than the curly ribbon and it can be reused in so many ways. And doesn’t it make a pretty bow? I think this might be my “go to” wrapping now – frugal and I think it looks oh so pretty!
Supplies used for card: Image found online; striped ribbon and orange scallop behind Tigger – Stampin’ Up Pumpkin Pie
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