I love holiday weekends. It's usually filled with fun times with friends or relaxing on the couch doing much of nothing. I managed to succeed in both of these things this weekend. I lounged a bit, cleaned a bit, stamped a bit and enjoyed friends a bit. Everything was just a bit of fun.
We were lucky enough to be invited to a BBQ yesterday. This family is amazing and it's funny how much our families are alike. The wife is from Pensacola, and our husbands work together. The kids play great together and it was just a fun time. A few weeks back when I had my dentist debacle I needed someone to watch my kids and this couple jumped hoops to help me. I was so thankful. Since we were going to their home for a BBQ I wanted to make them something fun as a Thank You for helping me out. Here is what I came up with!
I started off by selecting a yummy wine. This is my FAVORITE! (THIS IS HUGE because I typically do NOT drink wine. This is a new favorite-Voulet Casorzo!) I wanted to dress it up with a Fall theme so I used our new Spice Cake Fabric. Seriously, I just tore a strip from one of the Fat Quarters and tied a pretty bow around the bottle and trimmed up my edges. I found these adorable Sandal Wine Coasters and thought they would be perfect for my Florida friend. I tied these from the bow using Linen Thread.
Here you can see a closer view of the fun fabric bow. Super simple, Super QUICK!
No gift can be without a card and I really wanted her to know how much I appreciated her help that crazy day. I used the Gently Falling stamp set and the Spice Cake DSP to glam up this card. I also brought in another stamp that was my favorite from last year called French Foliage. This is a super FALL set that you must have. It will complement all of your other Fall sets. I added one more stamp on here called Just Thank You (122911) and this is one of our A la Carte stamps. They are inexpensive and perfect for a fast card.
Here is a closer look. I love these colors together: Soft Suede, Pool Party, More Mustard. WOW, just a fun color palette.
You can find all of these fun products in my Online Store. Make sure you check the clearance rack. Stock up on your fall items now and start creating your fall cards. Make a friends day by sending the card. Happy Tuesday!
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