Handmade and Personalized Gifts

Hi everyone! I just love giving handmade gifts. It tells the recipient that the gift comes with so much heart because you spent time and effort creating them. It’s something very personal and no two items are the same. Each is unique since they’re individually handmade.

Stamp and die are from Altenew

It also tells the receiver that you have thought about him/her– color preference, style, hobbies, etc. — something specifically created for the recipient.

This was made for Brad, the trainer of our dog Monty using background and letter dies from Altenew.
This is our baby, Monty!

It’s significant to know the age and style preference of the recipient as well. Is it whimsical? Is it clean and elegant? Is it fun and quirky?

Packaging is also very important. It shows that you went a step further. It makes it more exciting for the recipient to discover what’s inside.

Stamps are from Simon Says Stamps , Mama Elephant Altenew and Papertrey Ink
Stamp set is from The Stamp Market alphabet die is from Altenew

Some people wonder why handmade crafts are more expensive than mass produced products. It takes a lot of time to come up with a finished product– designing the layout, die cutting or hand cutting the paper, prepping the paper, inking, stamping, water-coloring, coloring, applying mixed media, redoing the item if the outcome is not right (thus wasting materials), pasting, embossing, packaging, adding little details to make it look more presentable etc. etc. etc. times the number of cards you make. It is really time consuming! So I truly appreciate the people who value handmade craft.

Some of you have requested for me to sell handmade cards for birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Will be posting some of them soon. Again, thanks for appreciating handmade goodness. Happy Friday everyone!

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Virginia L.
Virginia L.
5 years ago

Phenomenal idea and design, Nenette! Your personalized gift items look amazing! VERY inspiring!

5 years ago
Reply to  Virginia L.

Thank you so much for always being so supportive, Virginia!!! <3 <3 <3