Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Gift Set



I haven't been to a Christmas party in years & I'm really looking forward to Thursday night when the staff in my department (we work in 3 different hospitals) all meet at a co-worker's house for a catered dinner.  I know she's been working like crazy to have everything ready & has her house all decorated.  We're putting together a hostess basket as a thank you.  I don't know her all that well, but she's been really kind to me as I continue to try & learn the job.  I'm chipping in with some of the gals for a nice bottle of wine, but also had the idea to make her some cards.  I love this gorgeous patterned cardstock called Asian Coins (don't know the brand) that I recently got at my LSS & decided it'd be great for some classic note cards.  The sentiments from Hero Arts Congrats clear set are stamped in VersaFine Smokey Gray, which I thought went well with all 3 colors.  It was a challenge to find matching inks to color the backs of the vellum MS punched butterflies: VersaMagic Malted Mauve, Distress Ink faded jeans & Distress Ink bundled sage.  Decided to just tie them with a pretty bow instead of trying to make a holder and I'm really happy with how they turned out.  Hopefully she'll like them!  Such a busy time of year with Christmas almost here makes it even more special that you took time to visit my blog.  Thank you so much.

8 comments:

  1. Hello Greta
    She will love them, I can assure you of that. They are a perfect design in a pastel palette that will suit any occasion, a delightful and thoughtful gift.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  2. It's a great set Greta. Nicely presented as well. I like the idea of making a set to give away.

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  3. Greta your card set is a wonderful addition to the gift basket! These designs are beautiful in the pastels and will give her happy letter options throughout the year!

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  4. Beautiful set as an addition to the wine, Greta! I'm sure she will love it and will come handy during anytime of the year!

    Have fun on Thursday!

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  5. What a great gift idea, Greta! The cards seem simple to assemble, and have such a loveliness about them. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. So much thought were put into this card set! I adore the pattern paper, too! It definitely has a Japanese vibe to it! Your friend is going to love it!

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  7. What a beautiful and very thoughtful gift, Greta!! I'm sure the hostess will love the cards. I hope you had a great time tonight!

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