Gift cards

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I love making my own gift cards. Shop-bought ones are far too expensive and often I can’t find just the right one. In the past I’ve used watercolour paints to make abstract art on the Strathmore Creative Cards that I buy at Opus, the art store downtown.

Today I brought home a library book called Crochet Inspiration by Sasha Kagan and it was perfect timing. I used a crochet flower pattern from the book to adorn a card, held on with a sewn button and hot glue. A few green buttons and it was done. I also made a gift card to attach to the baby shower gift with a rainbow of buttons – as the receiving blankets and crochet newsboy cap are already in a bag, I don’t see the point in putting them in another bag with a lot of fancy tissue paper.

The purple splurge of colour in my photo is where I edited out the recipient’s name.

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