When a common/mutual cause (fandom, goal, love for something) brings new people into your life you nurture the new-found relationship and you find yourself after a while calling those people FRIENDS. The last three years I've "met" brilliant people -authors, mainly through reading their stories and fellow readers- and connected with them through twitter and other social media etc. I've come to cherish and love them despite the possibility of never having the chance to meet them in person!
But nowadays you don't need to be in the same room to build a good friendship and to celebrate them is as easy as it'd be if they were close(er).
One of my fellow readers and twitter-buddy-turned-friend is Beckie. She's a teacher and had her birthday back in April. It was really easy to come up with what I wanted to make her I just lacked time so her bday gift arrived a month later (and she's across the Atlantic so shipping took some time too!).
So, tho it's almost the end of the school year now the teacher-sign I made her isn't just for this year!
No special collection paper but just solids stamped with script and letter and number stamps to create a background, apple and leaf dry-embossed, some sparkly stickle, liquid pearls and a rectangle wood piece which I painted with chalk-paint so you can write on it with chalk! (which I did, her name actually, and then to post the picture I had to erase it so that's why the photo is blurry on the chalky part). The only thing that doesn't show on the picture is a piece of black cord I attached to the sign through the eyelets so she can hang it.
But it was her birthday so I decided to send her a cake! Of course a real one wouldn't survive the journey so I came up with this:
6 individual "slices" of paper-cake (originally cupcake holders from the Silhouette Store) -in which I hid little surprises for her- bound with a ribbon! They're decorated with flowers, top and side dry-embossed with the Happy Birthday embossing folder (Cuttlebug) and the edges inked with Dried Marigold Distress Ink.
I had a super fun time creating these slices and even more fun picking up the surprise for the inside!
Thanks for reading! :)