yesterday i got a package in the mail from a friend in california [a very, very lucky friend who just got a job at the paper source! i am so jealous]. she claimed it was a belated birthday gift, but whatever the reason, i loved it.
inside was a handmade card [complete with paper-lined envelope -- you know the girl is already walking the PS walk with her paper skills!], a bunch of clear stamps and a set of letterpressed bookmarks from the paper source -- my FAVORITE place! she is the best. how did she know i've been feeling homesick for california -- and the paper source -- so much lately??
bookmarks are a great handmade gift because they're useful and pretty simple to make. kerry at kerry's paper crafts has a tutorial on how to make laminated bookmarks -- check it out if you'd like to make a few of your own.