Happy Birthday Adele

Do you know anyone with a Christmas birthday? It could be a bit of a bummer. Everything is hectic and everyone is tapped out in the gifting department.  My sweet sister-in-law Adele is a Christmas baby, Happy 29th darling!!! 😉  Adele’s a florist, you might have read my interview here at Boomdeeadda in July.  Just look what she made this week….beautiful! They’re from a very special friend 😉

Flowers from Sweet Alys

I knew a girly gift was in order, because the Christmas season is truly a challenge for gals in her biz.  I thought I’d share this idea with you on personalizing a gift.  You don’t always have to start from scratch.

I started with these:

Ho-Hum

And gifted this:

Personalized Gift Earrings

I chose a vintage french perfume label out of a

collection I just bought at an antique shop in

San Diego.

Vintage French Perfume Labels

I scanned one I loved, added a personal message

and printed it on a 4 x 6 piece of cardstock.

Scanned & Printed a Vintage Label

Using a hole punch, I adapted the pretty card for Adele’s earrings,

Ta Da

Personalized Earring Card at Boomdeeadda

I cropped the same image to make a personalized tag for a pretty sweater.  I printed it off on sticky backed canvas made especially for your ink jet printer.  This was the first time I’ve used this product.  It’s awesome, I have so many more ideas.

Sticky Backed Canvas for Inkjet Printer

Once trimmed and top stitched, I sewed it on to the neckline

where I took off the regular scratchy tag.

New Personalized Tag

I love these vintage labels.  You can pick up a lot of them off the net for projects just like this.

Custom Earring and sweater via Boomdeeadda

Happy Birthday Adele!

We Love You xox!

The Birthday Girl

Visit Adele at Corinthia Flowers

Free Vintage Labels from Graphics Fairy

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Living the dream with Mr Right and two black rescue cats, Petals & Blossum. Life and Love expresses itself in the many ongoing art projects. Favorite quote "we'll grow kindness in our hearts for all the strangers amoung us, till there are no strangers any more" Singer-Songwriter Patti Griffin.

20 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Adele

    1. I’m so glad you think so, thank you again. It’s nice to personalize things I think. I’ve always wanted a sewing machine that would monogram or embroider, but this is a quick option. I got a bunch or labels in San Diego on our trip that are perfect for it.

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  1. Happy Birthday Adele! Only special people have birthdays on Christmas! What a beautiful gift! Love it! Wish I lived next door to you, as we could rock the whole creativity corner of the world with our craftiness! You are such a wonderful friend!

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    1. Awwwwwww, ((Val)) how sweet are you? That neighbourhood would not know what hit them LOL…it’d be Martha to the max..Can you imagine being her neighbour? Oh man the pressure at Halloween…I think we’d kick her butt…LOL. Merriest Holiday Ever to YOU and yours! xoK

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    1. Thank you Alys, The ink took perfectly to it and it was ‘extremely’ sticky on the back…great contact. I actually folded it onto itself and then sewed to make the label finished front and back. I got it at my scrapbook store. Can’t wait to see what I do next…ha…it’s percolating in my mind..LOL

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  2. Happy birthday, Adele. You have great talents (and work in one of my favorite professions). My dad owned a flower shop in Seaforth, Canada back in the 1950s.

    You and the talented Boomdee are so lucky to have each other.

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  3. Have you ever given any thought to teaching art? Your mind is so creative that you could inspire a whole new generation of budding artist that could be dying in the hands of the typical color in the lines instructors. You made a simple gift, extraordinary , raising the bar by 10 meters for the rest of us. 🙂 Today is a great day. I’ve learned something new once again. Woo Hoo!

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    1. Oh my gosh Marlene, you have really flattered me. Thank you for your message. You all give my confidence a big boost everyday. That’s the best part about blogging, the fantastically generous people you get to know, what a privilege! It’s so nice to know that you’re seeing something new. That’s a real compliment what with Pinterest and all. The wheels are turning for something new with this ‘sticky-back-canvas’, stay tuned…Woo Hoo 😀

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