Big things come in small packages – GDP#023

Hey guys! Today I am featuring a project that is close to my heart.

One of my close friends recently suffered a loss and I wanted to make something for him and his wife to show support and try to ease their grief in some small part. It strikes me as I write this how lucky I am to have the means to create heartfelt things for my friends and family.

While I didn’t start out with this in mind, it ended up working with this week’s GDP theme challenge.


I started out by making a 6×6″ envelope using some Mint Macaron Envelope Paper and the Envelope Punch Board. For the tag I used the balloon and one of the sentiments from SU’s Honeycomb Happiness. The sentiment was exactly what I needed and there are few things I can think of more cheering than balloons (ok, maybe ice cream and pizza).


I wanted the tag to have a very soft look so I used watercolour and also the Ornate Tag Topper Punch for a nice, elegant finish. The sentiment is stamped in Versamark and embossed in gold.


So why did I need a 6×6″ envelope ? I started with the idea of making something using a quote I had found and really liked. At times like these it’s difficult to find the right words to comfort someone and I thought this quote was beautiful and said it better than I ever could. I played around with some brush lettering fonts (the one I ended up using is called Chasing Embers) and printed out a few options. Then, I decided I wanted to use the stunning constellation paper from the Going Places DSP stack as the background. The white of the copy paper was a bit too harsh for my liking so I layered a piece of vellum with small gold spots on top and added some gold washi as a finishing touch.


If you have someone in your life that needs some encouragement or support this is a really simple idea that you could use to make their day better.