Monday, December 3, 2012

A Sweet Token

A "token".... defined as a souvenir or keepsake.  I'd say that succinctly

describes what a table gift is!  At the last event I went to, I needed to come 

up with roughly 30 little gifties to hand out to my table mates.  It's not 

mandatory but just a sweet gesture.  I try to create something the recipient

could use in some fashion, whether for their art or just for personal use.  I 

also try to keep in mind that it shouldn't cost a lot of money - be quick and

easy to make - AND have a means to easily attach my business card.  Sounds

like a pretty daunting feat, right?  After much thought, this was the result!



By now you must know that I am head-over-heels in love with creating fabric

flowers.  I've used them to adorn my totes....



This time, however, I wanted to change it up and eliminate the solid blue 

fringed backing.  Keep the pearl center as I am such a "pearl girl" and, of

course, an addition of a snippet of vintage lace!  I would also sew my own

leaves to cut costs.



Piles of leaves all ready to complete the look.



Piles of fabric flowers with their sweet pearl centers.



The finished envelopes, with blue and red flowers, all ready for my

business card to be tucked inside. I chose kraft paper "envys" as I just love 

the simplicity of its character.



I was so tickled to hand these out that day!  I was so pleased to have a clean

and uncluttered way to add my business card.  I know next event I will have 

to come up with something a bit different but hopefully when that time comes

another idea will pop into my head.  Keeping my fingers crossed on that one!!





26 comments:

  1. Oh so cute...&...such a clever way to pass out your business card. I have given my table mates mustard seeds in the past because I could easily attach my card to the back. I have posted a few photos from Girlfriends on the Farm on my blog....it was a fun day!
    XO~Hope

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    1. Great idea, Hope! I will keep that in mind for when I need to do this again. Just a variation, though, as I don't want to copy you completely! LOL Went over to your blog and posted a comment... what a fabulous day you had!

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  2. What a gorgeous table gift, and a clever way to pass out your card. I have no doubt that your tablemates loved them!

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  3. What a gorgeous table gift, and a clever way to pass out your card. I have no doubt that your tablemates loved them!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, Heather, and leaving such a sweet comment. Yes, the challenge with table gifts is not only to make it enough without being too much, but also how will putting a business card with it will look. By the way, you sure will have a special Christmas this year, won't you! Hope you are doing well as well as the babies!!

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  4. Wow, I love your flower business cards! What a charming presentation!

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    1. Thanks so much! Sure do love a rolled fabric flower!!

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  5. Beautiful Kadee! I especially love the handmade leaves, they are adorable!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, Christine! As you're a sewer, too, I can see how you picked up on those! Some day I hope to get a big girl machine but for now I am getting such a kick out of this mini one. What a hoot it is!!

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  6. These are really beautiful. I would feel quite pumped to get one!

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    1. That's a complement coming from artsy, creative you!! Thanks so much!!!!

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  7. Oooooh!! LOVE these, really I do!
    Xo

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    1. Thanks so much, Lynn...... as I say, nothing beats a rolled fabric flower!! They are so fun to make!! Plus, what a great way to use up fabric scraps.

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  8. Christine and Kadee, my favorite part is the sewn leaves too! And I'm not even a sewer. They are just too stinkin' cute!
    Shawn

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    1. Would you believe the fabric came from a living room pillow that was tucked away? Got the ol' seam ripper out and went at it! How's that for recycling!! LOL

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  9. J'adore these, Kadee. I love you re-purposed an old pillow fabric. I never toss anything without first making sure I cannot use the fabric or buttons.

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  10. Hi Kadee
    These are gorgeous!. You too like making flowers and especially recycling - what better way to create. What a great presentation for your cards in their own envelope too that can be recycled as well.
    Now I'm looking forward to seeing your little needlebook.
    Please let me know - I don't want to miss it!
    Sending warm wishes,
    Suzy

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    1. Still plugging away on it, Suzy, but I will certainly let you know! The different elements really have me thinking on how to accomplish it!

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  11. I'm so impressed Kadee these are wonderful gifts for your special table mates!
    The simple ideas are the best - you're such a whizz at creating flowers - your trademark maybe, the girls must have adored their gifts.
    Joyeux Noël
    Shane ♥

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, Shane! I cannot grow a single flower on my own nor arrange them in a vase but to use textiles to make them? Love doing that! Thanks for your sweet compliment!!

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  12. WOW Kadee, your flowers and envelopes are gorgeous! What a wonderful way to hand out your business cards!
    Have a great weekend!
    Diana

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    1. Hi, Diana! You know, maybe that will be my table gift from now on.... only making different types of flowers each time! Thanks for giving me a light bulb moment! Glad to see you dropped by and hope to see you again real soon.... !!

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  13. Those are as charming as can be... girl you rock :-)
    big hugs~

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    1. Why, thank you, Cheryl!!! So glad to see you dropped by, as always!

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  14. These are just so darn cute! Even your envelope has stitching on it!

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    1. They are so much fun to make! Going to make some in creme colored silk, today, to embellish an ornament. I'm just going crazy over here... LOL!

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