Doodling on envelopes is one of my favorite things, so I started there. I boosted a photo from Fran's Facebook (right click, save image as) and printed it on my 30-ish-year-old HP LaserJet printer.
I cut strips of paper from scraps and layered them. First the top strips, then Fran's pic, then the bottom strip.
I used my very favorite glue that I wrote about HERE. It doesn't leave a sticky residue on your fingers that gets on everything. Love it!
I flipped the envelope over and trimmed the ends.
I used the back of our awesome library's book sale flyer and a contrasting paper to cut out two talk bubbles, and added Fran's name and address using my black Pilot B2B pen made from recycled plastic water bottles. Cool.
For the card, I used the same techniques, but opted for a color photo.
Fran loved her handmade celebratory card and envelope, and I love Fran!