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Summer Parties: Gifts for the Hostess With the Mostest

Summer Parties with Petaloo and Maja Design

Hello, Friends!   Summer is upon us, and I’m sure we will find ourselves enjoying summer parties somewhere along the way.  To help get us ready, Petaloo has teamed up with Maja Design in a special Product Spotlight week focusing on summer parties.  I have some really fun ideas for hostess gifts to share with you today, so let’s get started!

Petaloo Maja Final copy

Wining and Dining with Paper Pretties and Petaloo Posies

Hostess Gifts for Summer Parties by Kathy Clement for Petaloo by Floracraft Maja Design Spotlight Photo 1

Wine is a natural choice for a hostess gift at all your summer parties.  Why not dress up your gift of wine with a pretty bottle hanger tag, ribbon, and flowers? Or, if wine is not your “thing” create a special little folio style card that can do double duty as home decor.  This lovely vintage card contains a mini photo album and a sweet little notebook for your favorite hostess.

Mixed Media Wine Bottle Tag

Hostess Gifts for Summer Parties by Kathy Clement for Petaloo by Floracraft Maja Design Spotlight Photo 2

 

Hostess Gifts for Summer Parties by Kathy Clement for Petaloo by Floracraft Maja Design Spotlight Photo 3

These Maja Design papers are so thick and heavy that they really stand up to distressing and inking.  I chose images from one of the cut apart pages and sponged them randomly with Broken China Distress Oxide Ink to bring out more blue tones.

Hostess Gifts for Summer Parties by Kathy Clement for Petaloo by Floracraft Maja Design Spotlight Photo 4

Gorgeous Penny Lane Flowers in various shades of blue, seam binding ribbon, silver metallic string, a vintage style key, a painted butterfly and Wendy Vecchi bricks complete the design.  Once the wine is gone, the bottle would make a really pretty piece of home decor, too.

A Shabby Chic Folio for Capturing Memories from Summer Parties

Shabby Chic Gift Folio by Kathy Clement for Petaloo by Floracraft Maja Design Spotlight Photo 1

Sticking with my blue and brown color palette, next I created this lovely little shabby chic folio. By adding a 1/2″ spine to a 5″ x 7″ card base, I was able to transform a simple thank you card into a lovely gift.

Shabby Chic Gift Folio by Kathy Clement for Petaloo by Floracraft Maja Design Spotlight Photo 2

Don’t you just love these soft, vintage patterns and images?

Shabby Chic Gift Folio by Kathy Clement for Petaloo by Floracraft Maja Design Spotlight Photo 3

This tiny silver spoon is one of the treasures I found while out junkin’ with my husband.  I dressed it up a little by adding a flower, ribbon and a miniature key onto the handle of the spoon.

Shabby Chic Gift Folio by Kathy Clement for Petaloo by Floracraft Maja Design Spotlight Photo 4

I fell in love with this vintage photo of a mom and her children out riding bikes.  What could be more perfect for summer?

Shabby Chic Gift Folio by Kathy Clement for Petaloo by Floracraft Maja Design Spotlight Photo 5

The inside of the card is where the real party is going on!  Look at all these lovely goodies stuffed into the pockets!

Shabby Chic Gift Folio by Kathy Clement for Petaloo by Floracraft Maja Design Spotlight Photo 6

I love to create little folios where photos from a dinner party, birthday party or summer party can be preserved.  This side pocket is just the right spot to tuck in such a folio.

Shabby Chic Gift Folio by Kathy Clement for Petaloo by Floracraft Maja Design Spotlight Photo 7

A stamped image is distressed with inks, then mounted onto gorgeous Maja Design papers.

Shabby Chic Gift Folio by Kathy Clement for Petaloo by Floracraft Maja Design Spotlight Photo 8

You can fit four 4″ x 5.75″ photos in this pretty little folio.

Shabby Chic Gift Folio by Kathy Clement for Petaloo by Floracraft Maja Design Spotlight Photo 9

There’s a double pocket on the bottom of the card.  I stamped this thank you sentiment onto one of the pretty journal cards from the paper collection, then tucked it in between the paper layers.

Shabby Chic Gift Folio by Kathy Clement for Petaloo by Floracraft Maja Design Spotlight Photo 10

And I made a lovely little notebook that fits inside the pocket.  Oh my, but these papers are dreamy!

This was my first time working with Maja Design papers, and I have to say, I’m hooked!  They are such a high quality paper, the colors are gloriously vintage and the patterns are divine!  Thanks, Maja Design for sharing your beautiful product with the design team at Petaloo by Floracraft.

Would you like to win a prize pack of gorgeous Maja Design papers and Petaloo flowers?  Then be sure to pop on over to the Petaloo blog and leave a comment so you can be entered to win!

If you’d like to find where  Maja Design papers are available in your area, please click HERE.

Thanks so much for joining me today.  You’ll find a supply list and product links below.

Cheerio,

kathy

Supply List and Product Links

Petaloo Penny Lane Mixed Blossoms x 8 Robin Egg Blue 1836-056

Forgetmenots x16 Robin Egg Blue 1837-056

Mini Daisy Petites x 40 Robin Egg Blue 1839-056

Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics

Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics

Maja Design Vintage Autumn Basics

 

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