Tonight I’m still working on the gift for my brother’s birthday. Fortunately I bought the actual gift last weekend while I was in Chicago. Now all I need to do is wrap it up and make a card. Naturally I decided to make a Pinterest project now that I know all about free downloads.
I found a pin for a card that I liked at a site called Greetings Island. They had lots of cute cards that you can just download and print for free. Here’s the link for the card I chose: http://www.greetingsisland.com/prints/PrintPosting.aspx?card=Birthday-bicycle&id=3879. The card was really easy to print. You can personalize the inside if you want or just print it out and write your own message. Since I bought a pack of multi-colored card stock, all I had to do was pick a color I liked and stick it in the printer. Voila – free card without having to go to the store.
Once I printed it out, I decided it needed a little embellishment so I pulled out my great mini-bow trick that I learned a few weeks ago. It’s so easy and cute. I hope my brother appreciates the cuteness! If I was really crafty I bet I could make some really amazing cards, but I was pretty impressed with my finished product. Here’s the link to the tiny bow site: http://pinterest.com/pin/22518066858961985/
Once the card was made I just had to scrounge thru my stash of crafty wrapping paper supplies to find something kind of many – I have quite a lot of pink stuff that would have hardly been appropriate. I found some blue stripe paper with a matching ribbon. It looked fairly masculine and turned out quite nice (if I do say so myself!).
That’s about it for tonight. I had fun making this project and I hope my brother has a great birthday. Also hope he doesn’t mind me mentioning his age!