Handmade with Love VI

As a crafter, I know how long it takes to make some handmade gifts. Items I receive need more than the few minutes of love I can give it, so I’m happy to post these Handmade with Love posts that showcase great handmade cards or gifts I have received.

In May, I was the MOH for Allie’s beautiful Virginia wedding. As part of my gift at the rehearsal dinner, Allie handmade me this card and gave me a photo book that documented our 10 years we’ve known each other. It was great to see the progression of our friendship, from college sophomores to the successful adults we are today, all put together in a pretty book!

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In June, Allie turned the roles around and helped host my bridal shower as my MOH. She crafted this cute little note on behalf of the bridesmaids, using some Jolee’s sticker and pretty yellow papers.

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My mom has a decent sized stash of crafting materials from my years in the crafting field and I always encourage her to make her own cards with these materials. (You may remember D’s birthday card I showcased here.) Here’s the card she made for my shower, continuing the yellow theme with some fun yellow flowers.

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Our family friend Pat has been represented several times now on the handmade with love series. More of a stamper than a scrapbooker, Pat always makes a gorgeous card with a mix of textures, punches and dimensions. I always love that her cards include a piece of cardstock inside, with a gradient stamped edge. It makes the inside just a little more special once you open!

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Lastly, I wanted to share a very sweet gift I was given at the shower. My friend Liz, a fellow crafter, has an adorable mom, Nikki, who sent Liz with her own gift to me. Italian born Nikki gave me the Martha Stewart Lasagna pan from my registry, along with her recipe for lasagna handwritten and included in the card. I can’t wait to try out her version of this meal in the dish given. I always love a coordinated gift and a handwritten one is even more special!

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