I have a good friend who has the most awesome scrapbook studio. Her husband built it for her a couple of years ago and it is the cutest little 'doll house' behind her lovely home. Somehow she is not inspired in there...hmm. I don't understand that either but anyway, it's her 37th birthday so I surprised her with a girl's night at my home for dinner and drinks.
I invited some of her family and friends with a birthday theme of Inspiration in hopes of her receiving items to get her excited about working in her cute little studio.
My Inspiration gift to her was:
4 spools of tulle (wrap presents & make flowers)
cut crystal drops (add some bling to any project)
vintage stickers (always a must for collage)
vintage sheet music (layer, wrap, collage, stamp, etc.)
some tickets (see all of the above!)
a copper & turquoise bracelet and earrings set I made (a girl has to look pretty while creating!)
a handmade/stamped beaded birthday postcard I made(to hang in her studio to remember me!)
And all this inspiration was packaged in a pretty little decorative storage box wrapped in tulle.
I set the place settings with plastic (I didn't want to do dishes, so what?) I printed vintage place cards and placed them under the plates and wrapped the utensils in little sewn envelopes with their glittery chipboard initials...these were keepsakes for the guests to take home. Everyone left with a little something & the birthday girl left with a lot! A lot of inspiration!
It was a nice night, we laughed, ate, and celebrated another year! Just us girls...Happy Birthday Donna!