On Januray 6, I will be holding another Equal Opportunity Hostess Night and we will create a lovely Valentine Box filled with eight lovely Valentines. I have a picture of the box above and the details from the cards pictured below.
I learned how to make this note card holder at Convention this past August and I've been planning this debut for January since the moment I created it! I actually have two designs for you to choose from. You can make the Valentine's Box and Cards as pictured above, or you can make a Thank You box with eight thank you notes that I have pictured at the bottom of this post. Not every one is interested in sending Valentine cards, and maybe that January "to do" list includes sending out some thank you cards! (or, if you are like me, you can pick your box and then make a combination of Thank You and Valentine cards! lol! I just love to mix it up, don't you?)
So, what is an Equal Opportunity Hostess Night? Well, first off they are FUN! After the on-time drawing . . . where you have a chance to win one of my hand-crafted cards, we have another drawing to see who our hostess will be! Equal Opportunity Hostess Nights run just like a club night and they occur in the months when I do not have scheduled club events. This is a great opportunity for people who are wondering if they would like being part of club to come to an EOHN and have a club-like experience.
We always make two cards and a "project" or 3-D item of some type. We also focus in on a technique . . . Ribbon Rosettes this month! Everyone also has the opportunity to make a Charity card which is then donated to a local befrienders group. We need at least six people signed up to attend who commit to purchasing $25. This amount may go lower if we have more than six people signed up to attend. The sales totals will not be closed out until 2-3 days later to allow our hostess to get additional outside orders. Our first EOHN was a huge success . . . as our hostess Jennifer can attest to!! I'm really looking forward to our second EOHN! Let me know by January 3 if you can come!
Above is a picture of the Thank You box and cards you can choose to make instead of the Valentine's Box. The cards are created from the Eastern Blooms and the Thank You Kindly stamp sets.
All the Supplies I used in these projects:
Stamps: Floral Background, Sanded Background, Whimsy Jumbo Wheel & Handle, Thank You Kindly, Eastern Blooms, A Happy Heart
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Bella Rose DSP
Ink: Ruby Red, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Wide Oval Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Pink Pirouette Grosgrain Ribbon, Hidden Garden Rub-Ons, Circle Fire Rhinestones, Linen Thread, Needle from the Crafter's Tool Kit, Sticky Strip Tape, Pop-Up Glue Dots, Crystal Effects, Chunky Essentials Glitter, Dimensionals, Note Cards