Today I finished my hostess gifts to take to the 4th of July BBQ and swim party we're attending this afternoon. My mom is, as you are all aware, the Hostess with the Most-ess and deserves all kudos and goodies possible. I borrowed this idea from another fave blog, Mish Mash, using the new PTI Friendship Jar stamp sets and matching dies designed by Michelle Wooderson. They are just so quaint, vintage-inspired and very fun to work with. Mish's daughter created similar jars filled with red, white and blue sugar cookies and they looked so Americana I just had to recreate them. Besides the stamps and coordinating dies, I also got to use my Copic markers and an old Karen Foster "interlocking" alpha set. I made four jars in total and will share another couple with my girlfriends, Anne and Stephanie, when we hook up later this week in Squaw Valley/Lake Tahoe. They also qualify as awesome hostesses.
So, if you're in need of an easy, fun and feel-good hostess gift, remember to make a friendship jar! Off to the celebrations -- have a safe and happy Fourth of July!