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…the parting gift…

Whenever I am drowning in big emotions, my go-to coping mechanism is to keep busy. Last month, I was honoured to be asked by my nan to make her a bundle of return of thanks cards, when she couldn’t find anything suitable following the death and funeral of my pop. In the week after the funeral, it was just the perfect amount of busy grief-crafting to keep me grounded as I felt my way though those big emotions.

It took me a bit of thinking to come up with something that felt like me, but was also suitable for it’s purpose. I think I managed to hit the right note with the finished card. I used pre-made cards for a base, and stamped them with a sweet flower stamp (picked up when someone in a now-defunct crafting facebook group was destashing) using a yellow Stampin Up ink pad. I then added a craft tag and a small amount of gold glitter washi (both from BigW), while my Cricut did the hard work of cutting the final embellishments. I used canva to create the “thank you” and the vines I drew in procreate, and both were cut from paper in a spotlight 12×12 pad.

I feel like I need more words to make this a proper post, but it’s a quick wrap up post, or nothing. I’ve had this post sitting in my drafts folder for almost a month now, and no matter how many times I open it up, I can’t seem to be able to find the right words. Maybe I should have left it for a wordless Wednesday post instead?

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