My son's teacher is getting married this weekend, and I wanted to make a little something for her. My favorite gift to give brides is a thank you note card set and postage stamps. For brides I know well, I also include a nice writing pen. Waterman is my favorite brand, but Parker is also nice.
Did you know I used to collect fountain pens and even today write all my checks with a Parker fountain pen similar to the one I inherited from my grandfather. (His leaks and is therefore not appropriate for carrying around in one's purse, plus I would cry big tears if I lost his.)
I quit collecting fountain pens around the time I started stamping. If you've ever priced out fine fountain pens, you'll understand why.
But I digress.
Wow, you sure write a bunch of thank you notes after you get married. Which is why a gift of postage stamps and thank you cards is both thoughtful and pretty.
I kept it all very simple because I have no idea what the teacher's tastes are or even the colors for her wedding. The wedding card uses an old, old, old PSX stamp that is so pretty and flourished. In light blue, it's also soft and elegant.
The thank-you set uses pastels from Memento Ink to vary a simple, clean one-layer design. The image is from Simply Jane (Papertrey) and the sentiment is from the Limited Edition Thank You set (Clear and Simple Stamps).
Making these cards with this set forced me to watch the A&E Pride and Prejudice over two nights, and then the Keira Knightley version on the third night. Love them both.
I'll box the cards and envelopes in a clear box from Papertrey, and include a sheet of postage stamps as well.
What sort of crafty gifts do you give for weddings of people you don't know well?