Thursday 11 December 2014

Gifts for your party hosts - Stampin' Up Artisan design blog hop

Are you looking for more inspiration to help you get ready for Christmas? You're in luck then because the fab Stampin' Up Artisan design team are here for another blog hop to help you get into the festive mood! Grab your mittens and hat and let's woooosh around the world!

It's definitely party season and while I like to think my natural wit and charm make me an acceptable guest *wink* I do like to bring a few gifts for the hosts, just to make sure! Come and see:

A bottle is always welcome, and a little All is Calm designer paper, a ribbon flourish and a stylish label transforms it into something special.

The label has been embossed with the Filagree Frame embossing folder, decorated with stamps from the stunning Letterpress Winter photopolymer stamp set and sprinkled with gems for a touch of festive sparkle.

Letterpress Winter contains loads of beautiful images - like this 'for you' tag. I stamped it cut it out with a circle punch and glued it to the top of the bottle for a neat finish.

Nothing says thank you like a  bouquet of pretty flowers. I wrapped mine in a sheet of that beautiful All is Calm designer paper, securing it with Fast Fuse.

This time I stamped the label and trimmed around it with my sharp paper snips (and if you're looking for a decent pair of scissors, I can never recommend these brilliant snips highly enough!) A gorgeous bow of Lost Lagoon satin ribbon and some gems finishes the bouquet.

No gift would be complete without a card and this simple thank you card was made with more of the gorgeous images in the Letterpress stamp set. With a different sentiment, it would also make a great batch card for those last minute extra Christmas cards we always seem to need!

I'll be linking this card up with Less is More, where the challenge is to make a CAS card based on these fabulous icy colours!

Now, if you want to feel properly Christmassy, head on over to see the lovely Allison Okamitsu in Canada where there's SNOW as well fabulous crafting projects!

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We'll be partying here tomorrow as my lovely daughter comes home from uni for the holidays! It'll be fun to see her get acquainted with my other little girl - I tell her that the pup might be my golden girl but my daughter is my Titian Treasure!

See you tomorrow,


  1. Pretty! Especially love the flower packaging!

  2. What a cute idea! I am loving the thank you card how you stamped the snowflake images.

  3. Lovely way to present gifts Vicky very pretty papers


  4. Your making that Letterpress Stamp Set appealing to me! Lovely gifts!

  5. An array of stunning creations Vicky and all using our colour palette.
    Superb post and thanks as always for sharing your cards and taking part
    Less is More

  6. Gorgeous gifts, Vicky! I love them! xxx

  7. Lovely thank you gifts that I'm sure any host or hostess would be delighted to receive
    Jackie x

  8. Beautiful presentation of your gifts, makes them even more special.

  9. Absolutely gorgeous creations Vicky!
    Your card is beautiful!
    Thanks so much for joining us!
    "Less is More"

  10. I never think to decorate things like this. Great idea!

  11. Beautiful co-ordination as always on this lovely set Vicky :)
    Nessa xx


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