Undergoing chemotherapy is no fun. And since I find stamping, coloring, cutting and glueing therapeutic and relaxing, I thought my friend — who is not a stamper but has expressed her appreciation for the hand made cards I’ve been sending — might like some creativity-in-a-box to help pass the time.
I wanted to create a very portable kit that would be easy to tuck into a purse or bag, so first I looked for the perfect box and found a great plastic pencil case at a dollar-type store. (It is important to find the box before you make the cards because the materials must fit inside!) Then I cut some gift tags (making sure they would fit in the box), and stamped them with fun images.
Digging into my scrap bag, I punched some shapes:
I tossed in some colored pencils and a glue stick and packed the box…
…then wrapped it with some pretty tulle (which I told her can also be cut and used on the tags!). I added more tags to the front, then tied on a larger tag that had simple instructions:
The box was a big hit — and I may have converted another stamper!
How have you used your stamps to cheer up someone?