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Wednesday, 29 February 2012

RAK...


One of the groups that I am in on Facebook was running a RAK (random act of kindness) swap and I was thinking that I had missed the boat as usual and would miss out, but thanks to two lovely people Pauline and Isobel I got to take part... So I decided that I had to make them a card - we are paper crafters after all! and I wanted something that would co-ordinate with this... I decided that I would cover a notebook and decorate it to match the card that I had made them.
First of all I chose the stamp set that I was going to use - Vintage Vogue I love this set and decided that I would chose very bright colours for my receivers - I chose rich razzleberry and melon mambo, I covered the notebook in the bright DSP with dots on and used the friend stamp to decorate the front and a strip of card stock to add some detail... I also had some buttons that were white and I used these to decorate the left hand side of the book. For the card I used the vine from the set and then stamped two of the flowers I have used - one on the card panel and the second on to a scrap piece of card stock to cut out and add to the card - sticking them on with dimensionals... I love the effect that gives for using something that we normally throw away - who else keeps nearly ever scrap of card that they have?? I know that my scrap holder needs a very good sort out where I have to be very harsh with myself! lol
I added the card panel to the card stock and then on to a white square card blank. I added some white satin ribbon to the side of the card and stapled this on...
I hope my ladies liked their gifts and I loved taking part in this swap - it is always lovely to receive something that is handmade through the post!
Thank you for taking the time to read my post - Debbi xxx

15 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea, I am sure they will love their gifts

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  2. That's beautiful - where do you get your notebooks from? I know that paperchase do some that are just crying out to be altered but they are quite expensive x

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  3. oh wow this card and notebook is absolutely gorgeous i just love those flowers xx

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  4. Thats really nice and i am sure who ever recieves it will think the same xxxxxxxxxxxx

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  5. Gorgeous Debbie and thank you for taking part, the ladies will love them x

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  6. Gorgeous card hun, please can you check my blog I have an award for you xx

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  7. Love your colour combo and love Vintage Vogue!
    Kate
    x

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  8. Beautiful love those flowers
    Hugs Rachael xx

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  9. gorgeous, love the colours and those flowers are fab
    Lindsay xx

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  10. Thank you for my lovely gift and card . The note book will be well used.

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  11. Fab card and love the colours.
    xx

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Thank You for taking the time to visit my blog... All your comments are appreciated - Happy Crafting... Hugs Debbi x