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SF 2020 Blog Hop - Well Wishes/Pick-Me-Ups...

Welcome to the Stampin' Friends August Blog Hop.

You may have joined me from Steph or starting the hop here.  The theme this month is Well Wishes/Pick Me Ups.

I like to give friends/family/neighbours small handmade gifts as a little pick me up and just to say hello.  This week I have made a large batch of Roasted Garlic and Apple Chutney in preparation for the Christmas cheese board, from produce grown in my garden.

I thought it would be nice to make a box to gift the preserves in but it could also be used for small cosmetics, nail polishes, sweets, any number of small gifts.  I decided to use the Peony Garden Suite for my projects.  It has such a soft beautiful colour palette of Gray Granite and Petal Pink.

The box slides in and out of a wrap which has the ribbon attached to its base.

I made a card to match which I can give along with the gift.

I hope you have enjoyed my projects.  I have recorded a short video of how the box is made so you can give it a go.

I am now going to pass you on to Katja who I am sure has something lovely to share with you today.

Happy Craftin'


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  1. LOVE THIS BOX!!! Looks like its from a major retailer, beautiful job <3

  2. Love, love, love peonies! Beautiful use of that set. Your box is awesome!

  3. beautiful box and card - anyone would love to receive.

  4. Absolutely gorgeous card and holder!

  5. So pretty Jo! Love your card and project!

  6. Beautiful card and box. I will definitely be adding this box to my "must make" list. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Super! I'm about to go have some jam on toast for brekkie now! I just adore that colour combination too, tfs

  8. What a gorgeous box and card! I didn't think I really liked that stamp set, but projects like this are making me seriously reconsider.

  9. Gorgeous!!!! Love the box and how you used the Peony Suite

  10. Jo, you had my attention at roasted garlic and apple chutney! That sounds delicious and I love that you made it from your garden. That gift box is gorgeous and so beautifully done, especially paired with the coordinating card. Thank you for sharing these wonderful projects! Wow!

  11. I am loving your color scheme on your card and projects. Beautiful, soft and elegant.

  12. Again, what a beautiful stamp set and I just love how the box slides out so no need to mess up the ribbon! Trying this for sure!

  13. Your box is so wonderful and the card is perfectly matching to it. I love the colors and the design you have taken. Thank you for sharing!

  14. An absolutely gorgeous box and card Jo ... loving the soft colours and the Peonys are just beautiful x