Since I used a watercolor paper card, it is easy to stitch through, but substantial enough paper to hold up to the stitching. Always something to consider when stitching on paper.
And then to wrap up her gift (a Keith Haring Sigg water bottle!), I made a quickie cloth gift bag with some of my dyed cotton and two colors of green ribbons, and a leaf embroidered edge.
and since one can never say it enough: I Love You Mom!