Okay, I'm biased on this subject, but I love making handmade gifts for birthdays and Christmas, so thought I'd share a photo of one of my favorite creations today. This is a fun project for Valentines Day, too.
An unfinished wood frame was decorated by adding some scrapbook paper to the frame with decoupage. I sanded the edges and just added a few details. I also handmade the paper flowers by crimping the paper then punching the shapes and curling the edges and adhering together. I cannot find the original tutorial right now, but found this fun Pinterest page you may like to see to find a flower you may like to make.
I typed the sentiment and printed it on vellum and layered it on a punched piece of coordinating paper. My lace ribbon was my final touch that made it easy to safety pin my sentiment on the front. I sent the frame with another sentiment just in case my friend wanted to change out the photo or thought the saying was too cheesy. I packaged it securely in a TON of bubble wrap and I'm pleased to say it travelled overseas intact!
A very Merry Christmas to my friends in blogland.
Take care and happy crafting!