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Grandma's gift-girls

I made my mother-in-law a set of birthday cards to send to her grandchildren throughout the year. I hope it makes her life easier, since by the end of this year, she will have 25! 10 girls, 14 boys, and one as-yet undetermined. All under the age of 14. She is such a great grandma, and she is always so thoughtful with their birthday gifts. I don't quite know how she does it. She's wonderful!

I thought I would make her cards that were pretty, but one-layer, so they would be easy to mail and wouldn't compete with any gift she might add. Here are the two girl designs, both on Sweet Blush cardstock. The first one has a little sparkle, thanks to a handy-dandy Sakura Stardust pen.

Card #1:
Paper: PTI Sweet Blush
Ink: PTI Berry Sorbet, SU Certainly Celery, Real Red
Stamps: PTI Everyday Blessings, Flower Garden

Card #2: Same as above, with Sakura Stardust clear and red pens, and PTI Women of Life and Flower Garden stamps


  1. Dang it my computer wont let me see the pictures!! What a thoughtful gift. I will check back later and see if the puter will cooperate.

  2. I came back to see the pictures, and they're here! So pretty! I love the leaves you paired with the flowers from Everyday Classics! Your mom reminds me of my grandmother- she has like 2o-some grandkids plus tons of great-grandkids and has a whole method on who gets a gift until what age and then they only get a card. I think that sending out the cards keeps her active, thinking and definitely busy!! Have a great day!

  3. Woow! :) So pretty and soo many grandkids! What a thoughtful gift!

  4. Bautiful cards and I love that you made them as a gift set.

  5. These are lovely , and what a SWEET thoughtful idea!!!


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