There’s not a lot of stamping on today’s project and no markers were uncapped in the process.

I wanted to make a co-worker a little thank you gift for all the extra assistance she’s been giving during some short-staffing issues.  If she’s picking up some slack that makes my life soooo much easier at work.

Of course, she’s been told verbally that she’s been a blessing but I thought a personal gift would be a nice touch.

I used my Cricut to cut butterflies out of 3X3″ squares of textured cardstock (I used Elegant Edges – didn’t even realize there was a butterfly in there until yesterday!) and embellished the squares with pearls, buttons and rustic twine.  I then used pop dots to raise them on the card front and stamped 4 different sentiments so the cards could be used for various purposes. 

The set actually contains 4 cards but I couldn’t fit one of them into the picture.  The inside of each card has a blank panel of white cardstock so she can write a note and the top and bottom of the panels inside are decorated with green patterned paper (the same paper was used to make a beaded pen)

Once I had everything done I tried to package them in a clear box but the cards have so much dimension that it was too tight a fit so I put them in a clear bag instead and made a coordinating tag:

I used the cut outs from the butterfly panels and lots of pearls to decorate the tag – plus I couldn’t resist sanding it a bit to bring out a little of the white core.  Here’s a close up:

I hope she likes it!