Submitted by LindaI have a colleague at work who is from France, originally, and is one of those sweet thoughtful people who always remembers my birthday, even though we don't know each other well. I recently learned that she honors many, many birthdays of colleagues, and always brings cute gifts fitting the recipient. I had decided early this summer, that when her birthday came this October, I would be prepared with a handmade gift that would be fitting for her!
In my collection of stamps, I had nothing that felt very french, so I asked Michelle if I could borrow her Artistic Etchings stamp set. She was so kind, she popped it in the mail, and the next day, I was ready to get crafting! (Now that many of the stamp sets come in clear mount, they fit in a slim DVD style case - easy to store and mail to friends!)
Here's what I came up with. For this one, I used Early Espresso, and the retired Blushing Bride. See that pretty gathered tulle? I bought a half yard of it just last month while on my Clovis adventures. It matches perfectly!