Thursday, August 18, 2011

IO Thursday Challenge Hostess Gifts

Hello everyone! It's time for our Impression Obsession Thursday challenge. This week we're making hostess gifts. I love making projects like this, a pretty package and a coordinating card make such a nice presentation. 

I made a little gable box with a window using my Gazelle and filled it with some fall colored Reese's Pieces. Some pretty patterned papers from Stampin Up and a gold silk bow finish the box off nicely. 

The wreath image was colored with SU and Tombow markers using a blender pen to give it that nice watercolor look. I love fall colors, deep reds, golds, rich browns, just gorgeous!

See the good thing about being a paper crafter is that we can always come up with last minute gifts using the supplies we have on hand. Some pretty papers, nice ribbon and tag and you can bang out a box or a bag in no time. You don't even have to have the chocolates or candy in the house, just stop at the convenience store on the way over to the dinner party and fill 'er up, lol!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Leaf WreathHappy Thanksgiving
Ink: Memento
Paper: Core'dinations, SU
Tools & Accessories: Silk ribbon, Spellbinders labels, EK Success scallop punch, SU markers, Tombow blender marker, Crystal Laquer, Stickles, Gazelle

For more hostess gift ideas check out what the other DT members are making:


  1. What a wonderful gift this must be to receive! You have sooo many lovely ideas. xx

  2. So elegant!!! Wonderful gift set!

  3. OMGoodness! This is soo Lovely! Would definitely Love to receive a gift like this! Just So Wonderful! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

    Shannon 8-)


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