Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Lovely Letters Monogram Notecards

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  It's Always A Good Time To Reconnect With Old Friends
We went to a surprise party for a friend the other night.  When we arrived at the party we were struck by how much the kids had grown!  We began to wonder how long it had been since we had all seen one another and we realized that a number of YEARS had actually passed!  Where does the time go?  What we also realized is that reconnecting with good friends has that special know...when it feels like it was just yesterday when you last saw one another.  There is no pretense - no excuses or apologies needed.  Every time is the right time to reconnect - that is what it means to be friends.
As a gift for the party girl I made a set of monogram notes.  I started with Sahara Sand card stock and rolled the Stitches jumbo wheel in River Rock ink across the front.  I punched Pink Pirouette card stock with the decorative label punch and sewed it onto the card front with the sewing machine.  I stamped the "R" in Bravo Burgundy, punched it out with the 1 1/4" circle punch and then distressed and sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink.  I cut and unraveled a piece of ribbon, sewed it onto the punched "R" and then attached it to the card using dimensionals.  A pearl jewel adds a final touch.
Here is a photo of how I wrapped the gift.  I just loved using the number stamp from Bring On The Cake for the tag!

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