Monday, Monday

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Happy Monday, Creative Friends,

How about a flower delivery to start your week off in the pink?

Take time to smell the roses!

Don't you hate for the weekend to end?  I sure did this weekend.  I had a longtime friend visit and we celebrated her birthday.  We ate and drank well and even managed to listen to some good music.  It was so good to see her.  One of our traditions when we get together is to have show and tell.  She makes some fabulous quilts and machine embroidery that you can see and purchase on her etsy shop.  Here is a handy link if you want to take a look.

I gave her a few "happies" and so I thought I would share the presentation packages with you.

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Handmade birthday cardI love to make cards for people who give cards.  They always seem to appreciate the effort.

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Eiffel Tower image decorates this package.

Audrey is in love with all things Parisian.  I wish this gift could have been two tickets for a trip to France since she loves to travel over there.   We can dream anyway.

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Paper mache box with insert in the lid makes it easy to decorate

One of my favorite things are these sweet little paper mache boxes.  I love to decorate them and find little treasures to go inside.  These have the insert in the lid which makes it easy-peasy.  Here is a hint though:  If you cover the sides of the bottom of the box with paper or fabric, the lid will no longer fit.  Trust me, I have learned this the hard way.  Several times.  The last time I did it, I thought wrapping paper would work because it is thinner than scrap book paper.  Alas no!!

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Laughter is good medicine. Laughter with good friends is even better.

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Mixed media tag with flowers serves just as well as a bow.I never know what to put on a tag.  Do you have that trouble?  So my default tag items are dictionary words, flowers and rubber stamps.  It think this one is cute with the floral paper.

My friend loved all her birthday happies and I enjoyed trying to make them special by making the presentation special too.  Do you decorate your packages?  I try to, but I am also a gift bag and tissue girl as well.

Have a creative week.

Hugs, Diana