Sunday, December 4, 2011

12/4 Sweet Sassy Diva Design Team - Hostess Gift- Personalized rose letter

This week at Sweet Sassy Diva the Design Team was to create a  "Hostess Gift".   I am sure we would all like some great gift ideas for friends and family we visit or who host parties we attend.     My husband and I spent a few days with his cousins during the Thanksgiving week and I made this for the relatives  we stayed with.    I will be honest I loved this so much when I finished that I would have kept it if it was the right letter.  I  will definitely be making myself one and making some more of these for gifts.  Cost for letter and ribbon  (50% off) was around $5.   
The letter I used I got at Michaels and it is 9 inches tall and was in the $3 range.  I have seen other craft stores with letters that are larger and different shapes.   I didn't want the white color so used a gold and brown Adirondack Paint dabbers to cover the white.  That way the bright white would not show through.  
I used the spiral flower scalloped flower from Art Philosophy page 93.  I used double sided Christmas paper and cut the flower at 4 inches and filled the page which made 9 on each page.  I did 5 different prints so had enough for 45 flowers.  It is best to use a new or very sticky mat for this so the spirals do not get torn.  I then rolled each spiral with my Provo Craft Quilling tool. 
 I glued the flowers with a glue gun. 
I twisted them so both sides of the double sided paper would show on different flowers.   
I began gluing the flowers at the top pushing them close together to not leave wide gaps.   
Here is a closeup of the letter.  
The ribbon I used was this felted cut out ribbon I got at Michaels.  It comes in red, cream and green. 
Once I looped the ribbon around the top I tied a bow.  Then I used Tacky glue to glue the ribbon together right above the letter so it wouldn't slide.  I also glued the top of the bow to keep it in place and added an extra flower to the bow.   
Here is a closeup of the flowers.  I did not ink the edge but  you could.  
I would love for you to stop by and leave a comment at SSD.
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and project.  Please come back all week and see what the other Design team members have come up with for "Hostess Gifts".  
Also posted at Shes a Sassy Lady- red or white challenge 
Getting Cricky With K Andrew Joys of Season challenge-holiday decor


  1. This wall hanging is sooo beautiful! You put alot of hard work into it and it payed of, gorgeous! Love the colors you used and the ribbon is perfect...Have a great Sunday!

  2. This is so pretty, I love it. You did an awesome job.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Getting Cricky Jr. Design Team

  3. Wow this is amazing! I love everything about your project!! Great job!!

    Getting Cricky JrDT

  4. OMGoodness this is Awesome!! Thank You for joining us for the Simply Sunday Challenge!!

    Letillia, Getting Crciky JDTM

  5. This is really cool! A great idea for any season.

  6. Wow how Beautiful. Love the colors and the papers. never have seen this before what a great Idea. the way you made the flowers is supper cool
    thanks for sharing and joining us for Simply sunday challenge.
    Anita Getting Cricky Jr.DT. Member

  7. You know how much I just love this don't you Suzanne?!!! It is so beautiful and femine! How about a monogram set?! lol Just send it in care of me!!! lol, lol Ok just kidding, but not really! Awesome job my friend!

  8. Wow. what an amazing hostess gift! Those flowers are beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us.
    Heather Getting Cricky Jr Design Team

  9. This is a great hostess gift. It is so pretty and I hope it was much appreciated. Thanks for joining the Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
    Cheri - Getting Cricky JrDT

  10. wow this is gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us for the Simply Sunday challenge!!
    Getting Cricky jr. DTM

  11. How beautiful! Great project!

  12. What a great idea! This is soooo very pretty! Thanks for playing along with us for the Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky with K Andrew!
    Miranda : )
    Getting Cricky JrDT

  13. Absolutely gorgeous! You did such a great job on it. Thanks for joining in the Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge.

    Getting Cricky Jr DT member

  14. So beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Simply Sunday challenge.

    Getting Cricky JrDT

  15. Wow!!!This isjust fabulous!!! I just love the idea and the colors of the flowers are perfect. Thanks for joining our Simply Sunday challenge.
    Getting Cricky DT