Practicing Creativity

The Perfect Homemade Gift – A Greeting Card Gift Set

My neighbor downstairs is an excellent cook and likes to share her goodies with us. I wanted to make something to thank her and since my cooking pales in comparison to hers, I thought greeting cards were a better option.

I made four different card types and a gift bag; all featuring an image from Di's Digi Stamps. This first one is a multipurpose Bonjour (hello) card. As we're coming into autumn, I made this one fall themed. The image is Di's Digi Stamps Autumn Stroll (retired). I have quite a few autumn cards made with Di's images; this acorn boasting squirrel card is another past favorite.

Paper is a magazine freebie with Graphic 45 Time to Flourish behind. Bickley font was used for the sentiment. Some bronze dots dress it up. 

Stay tuned for cards #2 - #4 plus the gift bag!

And just an aside...I noticed as I moved this post from draft to publish it that it's my 1000th published post!

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, magazine freebie, Graphic 45 Time to Flourish
Digital stamp – Di's Digi Stamps Autumn Stroll
Die – Die-namics rectangle stax
Embellishments – bronze dots
Font – Bickley 
Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers
Art-n-Fly white pen

I'm linking up with: Di's Digi Challenge 16/09 – Fall/Autumn, Dream Valley Challenges #278 – Autumn Colours, Get Creative Challenges #115 – Fall/Autumn, Make My Monday #184 – Autumn Flora or Fauna, and PIP Challenge 2239 – ATG.


  1. This is absolutely adorable, Shani!! That little image is simply darling with fabulous papers to suit the season! And what a lovely idea to create a set with bag for your wonderful chef of a neighbour!

  2. Such a gorgeous sweet card, the perfect Atumn colours..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  3. Congratulations on 1000 posts! *insert firework emoji here* Such an adorable card! That image is so sweet and the papers are perfect. Also, the bronze dots totally look like lil acorns (to me anyway, especially in the first photo).

  4. What an adorable card! The bear image is super cute and the coloring is amazing. Congratulations on your 1,000th post! Thanks for joining us at Get Creative Challenges this month.

  5. Super toffe kaart. Helemaal leuk. Leuk dat je meedoet met onze challenge bij Make My Monday challenge
    Great card, love it. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday challenge


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  6. Great cards and a very thoughtful gift from the heart. Those teddy bears are wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday! Hope to see you in the gallery again soon.

  7. I just love this card Shani!


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