Skip to main content

hostess gift

Hi everyone!  So today I want to share my newest hobby!  I recently splurged on some metal stamps and I've been stamping on wood and metals.  The craft ideas are just endless here too.  It makes me a little nervous though because I really don't want to make a mistake and have to start over.

I started practicing on some wooden cooking spoons and I saw this really neat gift idea HERE.  Since we have to go to an acquaintances' house one night for dinner, I thought it'd be a fun time to practice and make a hostess gift.

So I bought these wooden spoons and stamped the family's last name on the handles.  Might be hard to see in the photos.  They are small but until I expand my supplies and maybe buy a larger font size, I have to make do.  I really wanted flat handled spoons but those are hard to find too.  But I thought these worked okay.

Here is another view.

Here is everything all wrapped up.  I included a couple towels and attached a tag with Lawn Fawn's thanks die.  I had some matching ribbon in my stash too.

I'll share something that I made using these metal stamps for my daughter in my next post.  I can't wait to try other projects but I'm in the middle of waiting for more stamping blanks.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Comments

Denice said…
What a fun craft, the finished product is soooooo cool. Can't wait to see more of these stamps. What a fabulous hostess gift!
What a cute idea, everyone could use something like this in their kitchen... Great gifts!
Leanne said…
This is brilliant! It's thoughtful and personal, the perfect way to show appreciation. Fantastic gift idea.
I think i'd have to sell all my rubber stamps to get me some metal ones. hehe... Glad you are enjoying something new!
Lynn said…
That's a super idea for a hostess gift. I have a set of stamps for leather. I wonder if they would work on wood...maybe soft wood. You always have the most innovative craft projects...so creative!
Cheryl said…
Great gift! Have fun at dinner!
Unknown said…
Eva this is AMAZING! I'm the worse at deciding on hostess gifts and this is perfection!! TFS!!!

Popular posts from this blog

Snowman gift card holder

Hi!  I was planning to post this last night but I was just too tired to write or think of complete sentences.  It's been a busy week with the boys on Fall break and still trying to finish up a bunch of crafts.  I have been trying to make some crocheted crafts to put in my Etsy shop and finally I'm done with one.  It's a crocheted snowman that can hold a gift card or anything actually that is small enough to fit in the pouch.  The pattern is designed by ChiWei Ranck of One Dog Woof and can be found HERE . Here's the little snowman with his arms folded over in the front to look like he is hugging the card.  I added this fun card that I stamped.  You can definitely add in a gift card too behind this card. The gift card reaches under his nose. This is how the little opening of the pouch looks.  I hope I can make more of these little guys.  These would be so cute for teachers and I think it would be easy to put a little wire through the hat and then use it as

all occasion tags

Hello!  I have more tags to share today.  I kept these simple too to be used on most any occasion.  They have no sentiments on them. I used MFT's cute Birdie Brown Bitty Bears stamp set.  These were on my wish list for a while and I kept going back and forth about purchasing them especially because I wanted the dies to cut them out too and those were very expensive!  Geez, remember the old days when we used to fussy cut everything out by hand? This is the next 6 tags.  There's also a cute bear with a Santa hat that I didn't include in the photos.  This was a pretty quick project since I kept the bears white!  Not much coloring on these tags but they are still cute and colorful. I thought I was going to be doing more stamping but I've actually gone on to crochet more!  I've made 3 more crochet projects that I'll share soon.  Sometimes I do get the urge to color something but these days it's so much easier to pick up some yarn and my hook and crochet

coffee cup shaped cards

Hi!  I think after this post I may need a little nap!  My right shoulder is actually feeling worn out from all the typing and photo editing I've been doing lately.  And this cooler weather is making me drowsy.  It's getting cold here already! I made a bunch of these coffee shaped cards using a die from Honey Bee Stamps .  It's a cute coffee set but the die is extra long so it would probably help to have a longer platform to diecut.  I just have the standard sized one so I would pass it through once in my Big Shot and then rotate the cardstock and die carefully to cut the other end.  Manageable but the longer platform would be more convenient! I embossed the front of the card with some pretty snowflakes.  I think this is a Sizzix embossing folder.  And then stamped the coffee sleeve with some Lawn Fawn stamps. This is the inside.  The gift card slot does not come with this coffee cup die set.  I cut that opening with one of the dies from MFT's gift card dies.