Spring Hostess Gift…

Yesterday I showed the bookmarks made for my book club members.  Usually after each monthly meeting I send the hostess a thank you card to let her know how much I appreciate her hosting.  In our club the hostess serves a light dinner (sometimes along the theme of the book).  Having been a hostess my fair share over the last nine years I realize the effort that goes into hosting the book club.  But it has turned to spring weather here in Tennessee so I decided to make a pretty spring bouquet instead of the card and take it to her.  Here’s the gift…


Oh happy spring day!  What great use of SU!’s little craft box, huh?  Seriously it didn’t take much more than an hour to put this together.  The roses are pretty darn quick.  Have your made them yet with the Sprial Flower Die?  There is a video on my blog if you care to watch, just click on videos and scroll through.  The larger flower I call a Shasta daisy.  Just matched up the colors in the Afternoon Picnic designer series paper for the centers and used Very Vanilla cardstock for the outside layers.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits


  • Paper:  SU! Craft Box (#124108, $2.95, 4 boxes), Afternoon Picnic DSP (#131390, $10.95) and Very Vanilla (#101650), Coastal Cabana (#131297), Crushed Curry (#131199) and Wisteria Wonder (#122922) cardstock.
  • Stamps:  None!
  • Ink:  None!
  • Embellishments:  1/2 sphere Styrofoam for bottom of box, florist picks for flowers, store bought grass, Wisteria Wonder 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon (#130017), Fringe Scissors (#133325, $9.95)


  • The bottom four panels of DSP are 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, Top panel both sides measure 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, the two flaps are 3 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ trimmed to fit.

Maybe this will give you an idea for the perfect spot in your home for a little bit of spring cheer, or as a gift for someone special.  Wouldn’t it be nice to take to someone in the hospital?

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…”A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not on the branch but on her wings.  Always believe in yourself.”

Hope you have inky fingers and are happy today…



  1. Oh, Billie, this is lovely. Thank you for the idea. I have some dear home-bound friends and they would love this special spring bouquet that will not wilt. Thank you again for sharing your creativity. I love it. ~Deb

    • Thank you for writing Deb. Because I have many hospital visits in my life I know how much these little boxes are appreciated. No water, no wilting, no problem. Good luck. I’d love to see what you make.