Do you have any special Christmas parties or gatherings you’re headed to in the next weeks? Saturday night we were invited to the Christmas party of one of the small groups in our Church, so I thought I would make a boxed set of cards as a Hostess Gift for them. It was a lovely party with good company and delicious food and celebration.
I chose not to go the Christmas route for the style of cards I’d be making, and to do cards that celebrated the season coming....spring! So, the boxed contained four different cards with spring themed flowers and colours. This first card is made with Power Poppy’s set Daffodils. I chose a pretty pastel palette and coloured with Copics and added some embossing paste through a Tim Holtz Stencil (Gothic) to give it some elegance. I kept all the sentiments on the cards quite general so they could be used for many different occasions.
Card number two uses Power Poppy’s set Dynamic Duos: Peonies and Tulips, and some purple plaid dp (MFT), enamel dots, a touch of lace and twine and a bit of a windowed design.
Next up is the peonies from Dynamic Duos: Peonies and Tulips in some creamy yellows. This one also showcases some crochet lace and banners.
Finally it’s some gerbera daisies and Power Poppy’s Dynamic Duos: Glads and Gerberas. I think this one might be my favourite, thought I’m not totally sure why, it might be the coral colours or the sewing. Simply accented with bakers twine.
And now for a quick look at the box.
I just made a simple A2 box stamping the bouquet from Countryside Bouquet Deluxe on the top. I also used the smaller flowers from the stamp set to stamp as a background on the box top as well and then tied it all together with some seam binding and a trio of enamel dots.
What do you like to give as hostess gifts? Hope you’re having a splendid start to the week. Will catch up with you again soon!