Hello friends and happy Friday!

We are stocked up for the festive season so we don’t have to run around like headless chooks next week, and we are all presently taking refuge in the one semi-warm room in the house so I thought I would take this chance to share some last minute gift ideas…

today’s art . . .

Today’s offering is this little set of notecards and gift box!  You may remember I shared some of these notecards a few weeks ago.  Most of them have already been sent off to their new homes, but this final set is being gifted locally and I was thinking of a different way of presenting it, and came up with this little box idea.

The cards are made with watercolour paper, and are A6 size.  You can get 2 x A6 cards out of one sheet of A4 paper.  A4 paper is roughly the size of US Letter paper so in theory you could do it with Letter paper, and get 2x cards from one sheet.

This stamp on the side of the box is one of Alison Bomber’s from her Spring set but I like it because it mentions both winter and spring so I thought it would be a good choice for a gift at this time of year.

Inside the box are three of the goddess design cards and three of the owl design cards, plus six envelopes.  There is room to fit a couple more but six is a good number for a set of cards and I didn’t want to pack them into the box!

This is not a “how to make a box” tutorial post, mainly because I forgot to take any photos at the time and it was getting too dark anyway, but the box is made from the same watercolour paper as the cards.  I have a few more of these to make so I will take some photos when I come to make the others.  The main point I wanted to make was that after I made the cards, I was racking my brain to come up with some kind of packaging option and then it hit me – why not just make a box!  So that’s what I did!  Sometimes we can over-complicate things when the answer is very simple.

A lovely little set of note cards would make a great last minute Christmas gift and just think, the giftee might use one to send you a thank you note, then you would get to keep one for yourself!  Win-win 🙂

Let me know what you think in the comments.   As always, thanks for reading!Ingredients
HP watercolour paper, Paperartsy Lynne Perrella stamps, Alison Bomber stamps, stazon ink, stabilos, glue,

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