Every year my sister starts off strong, beginning her shopping early. She tries to get going before Thanksgiving because lots of her gifts need to be mailed to Hawaii. However, as the Christmas crunch really sets in, she falters and eventually gives up. This year I decided to send her a Thanksgiving gift to nudge her to the finish line. To accompany this gift, I've made an autumn-ish card to encourage her. I thought the Sister Stamps, BFF's, would be the perfect image to use because it reminds me of the small-kid times with my sister. I combined the stamped image (colored with Copic pens) with Bo Bunny double sided 12x12 card stock sheets from the Collection Pack. (One card stock sheet will make two 6x6 cards,) The fancy label was cut from one of the sheets and the largest lantern is a stamped image made from a Bo Bunny clear stamp set. For embellishments, I added a Coin Collection tassel (purchased from Ben Franklin Crafts) and tiny pearls from the Bridal Collection (also from BFC). (If you cannot find the pre-made tassels, you can easily make one from embroidery floss or thin cording,) Oh yes, the 'thinking of you' came from a Hero
Arts Clear Design set. My favorite part of the card is the large lantern which is free hanging from the black cord (attached to the back of the panel) so it provides some interesting movement. All the pieces were attached to the card base with foam dots. I am sending the card with a Xmas tag making kit (purchased from Ben Franklin Crafts) because I hope it will cheer my sister on to the finish of the season with a smile on her face. Happy Crafting, Shopping, Wrapping and Mailing Sis!