Hey there, Ania here with a little idea to share with you today!
I love bringing hostess gifts, and what better these days (upcoming Christmas and snow and winter and cold and all..well..for those of you lucky enough to experience the changing climates of the year..or whatever you'd call it) but to decorate boxes with extra long matches?
It's a superb way to use the scraps you have lying around, or, as I did here, using 6x6" paperpads. And - just pull together bits and pieces of Maya Road embellishments to adorn the front of the match boxes...just remember to make sure to keep one side somewhat flat-ish. Or not. *smile*
The vintage wooden spools was cut in two (just use a small and sharp pair of scissors) then decorated with scraps of paper or fabric (here: scraps from the ribbon small organza roses in olive). I also framed in the wooden vintage mini butterflies (love these!) with a frame from the scallop frames chipboard set, colored with dragon fruit pink mist (my fave color I tell ya!) and finally glitterified.
I'll admit to not really knowing what to do with the scroll corners chipboard set...but adorned with a large vintage lace mums in apple..which looks pretty christmassy..yeah..that works, doesn't? Love the sunflower yellow mist here by the way - the color is so intense and vibrant!
And sure thing, butterflies aren't really Christmassy, but if you add red glitter on it can be, don't you think? Notice the decoration on the spine by the way...
Did you know that Maya Road has ubercool snowflake-chipboards? I like layering them, to create unique snowflakes..
Not to forget the Christmas Words Mini set...really, if in doubt...add glitter!
Create a few of these so that you have a reserve in case of an unexpected invite.. where a little gift of gratitude would be handy...I also like to create some of these, uhm, how to put it...more modern...with like, trendy, hipster papers... or wintery..so it's not just limited to Christmas, but to this time of the year where lighting a few extra lights or a fire might be more common than othertimes...
They're also nice as small gifts to coworkers, or like extra, personal gifts for family members for Christmas....or to keep yourself...*smile*