06. October 2017 · Comments Off on Small Gifts Maintain a Friendship · Categories: Cards

Hi there! I’d like to show you a super-quick gift idea—because sometimes it’s the little things that best express our appreciation, gratitude, and joy.


“It’s the small gifts that maintain a friendship” is a fantastic German proverb that means a great deal. Sometimes you just want to tell someone “Hey, I’m so glad you’re there,” and then give them a little something.

Personally, I don’t think cost matters! The most important thing is that your gift comes from the heart, and (if possible), is handmade. Giving is simply fun and it also creates friendships!


In the summer, there are so many beautiful flowers to pick or buy, and who doesn’t like getting flowers? Wrapped nicely, a little bunch of flowers can also have a big effect! With little effort, you can create a lovely personal gift.


For my flower wrapper I used a piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock (item 120953), which I first cut to 21 x 21 cm, rolled into a cone, and then glued together with Fast Fuse (item 129026).

I die cut the heart from Whisper White Cardstock (item 100730) using the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Dies (item 140621), then I glued it onto the cone. I also die cut a smaller heart using the Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies (item 141707) to match the flowers. As my roses are almost Melon Mambo, I decided to use that cardstock (item 115320). I embossed a sentiment from the Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set (item 140643) using Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder (item 109129) and adhered the heart with Stampin’ Dimensionals (item 104430) for a 3D effect. Finally, I tied a bow with Linen Thread (item 104199) and added the small wooden heart from Hearts & Stars Elements (item 144215).

I hope you like the quick and flowery gift idea!

Happy creating!

Sylwia Schreck
2017 Artisan Design Team



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