Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink May Blog Hop



It's that time again! Time for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!

May is the month when many flowers finally go into full bloom after a long winter's sleep. For the blog hop this month we want to see your favorite take on flowers. You can stamp backgrounds, create custom floral embellishments, showcase unique flower center additions (buttons, rhinestones, beads, etc...), flowers die-cut from different materials (like fabric, felt, vellum, etc...) or anything else you can dream up! We are looking forward to seeing all of your amazing creations!

This month, there were several great flower and garden sets released, just when I needed them! For the end of the year gifts for my sons' teachers, I decided to make gardening buckets. I started gathering the content several months back, and was so excited to see garden themed stamps this month! They arrived on my doorstep just yesterday, and I had to dig right in!

Using Label Basics , Garden Variety and a few sentiments from The Year of Flowers Collection, these buckets went together pretty easily and were SO fun to make. I am thrilled with the results and can't wait to share them with you!

I did each bucket in a different color scheme. One is pink and yellow, and the other is orange and green. Both have the same contents - a garden shovel, garden rake, gardening gloves, a bag of wildflower seeds, and a wooden birdhouse stake. I have made the birdhouses before, and you can see that post here. To make all of the tags, I used Label Basics and coordinating dies. Each tag has a diecut using the Garden Variety dies. They are so adorable!! I added some shredding paper as filler, and made a tag for the front of each bucket that says "Thank you for helping me grow!" handwritten by each of the boys.

For Logan's teacher:









For Joshua's teacher:










Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Label Basics, Garden Variety, Year of Flowers Collection, Little Bitty Bird
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Berry Sorbet, Orange Zest, Ripe Avocado, Raspberry Fizz, Palette French Lilac
Paper: Rustic Cream
Dies: Label Basics Angled Labels & Rectangle Labels, Garden Variety, Tag Sale #4, Little Bitty Bird
Ribbon: Berry Sorbet Satin, Orange Zest Satin, Rustic Jute Twine
Other: Copic Markers, Paper Shred, Pop Dots, Wooden Birdhouse and Garden Tools (Target)

28 comments:

Amber said...

Such a cute idea!!! Love this gift set and those handwritten notes from the kiddies...well, those are just priceless!

Karen H. said...

These are such awesome gifts! I love how you worked in the little birdies :)

Lee said...

Such lovely gifts. As a teacher, I would love this. It's so unique and special.

Sara Paschal said...

These are cute;)

Marge said...

WOW, your kids are lucky to have such a clever Mommy & their teachers are TOO!!! ;-) ADORABLE in every way!!!

Krista said...

just gorgeous!! lots of fabulous uses of your newest stamps and PTI goodies. and this totally reminds me of Jess's recent cake post :)

Keva said...

Oh my gosh...Audrey, how cute is that?? Just perfect, chica..I love it.

Lisa said...

What a thoughtful teacher's gift- surely they will adore this:) Love all of the stamped tags you did - sweet!

Elena said...

this is just priceless! I love the handwritten notes from the boys - great touch.

Marlena M. said...

What a great idea. You are an awesome mom to have in those teachers' classrooms...they will feel so special! ;)

Leigh said...

I LOVE how you made the tags, etc. with your new stamps! This is fabulous! I'm sure their teachers will be thrilled!

Stephanie said...

OMG, Audrey!!!! Aren't you just simply creative!!! These are just precious and I love the sentiments you had your sons hand write. Just perfect for their teachers!!

Cyndie said...

These are absolutely adorable gift sets! The tags and especially the hand-lettered sentiments are just wonderful!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oeh, gosh! These are soooo amazing!! Those two birdies in the birdhouse, sooo cute!! What an awesome idea!!
Hugs, Wendy

Kendra said...

Someone is going to be so lucky to get this, so cute!

Terri said...

Great idea! I bet the teachers will love them.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

How special! Lovely gifts. Great work on putting this all together. I'm sure they will be appreciated.

Lynn said...

Oh my gosh these are fabulous!!! What a great idea for a gift and how lucky is the person who receives these!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Neat idea! I especially love the first colour scheme with orange/pink/grey. So fun. The teachers will love it.

Jill said...

Audrey, what an original project for your sons' teachers! They are going to be WOWED with your creativity! This is just perfect for the Blog Hop!

Deanna Jean said...

These are so great! A lot of work went into them I can tell..but worth it!

Mary said...

These are super cute gifts! And great use of the new gardening themed stamp set!

Gina said...

What special gifts for teachers! I'm sure they will love them!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Audrey these are great gifts for the teachers. I love how you let your son write on the tags. The little birdies on the birdhouses--so cute!

Kelly S. said...

Oh those are truly awesome, Audrey! The boys' teachers will absolutely love these creative gifts, right down to the handmade, and hand-SIGNED tags, soooo adorable!

Neusinha said...

Cut!!! I missed the deadline, and I was sad, but I have a card that is a very beautiful flower, you could visit me, please. I'll be happy!

Sara Mac said...

Audrey these are so cute and clever! Just the perfect teacher appreciation gifts.

Susan said...

OMG!!! How did I miss this post?? Wow, those are all just fabulous! If I had just one ounce of your creativity....You constantly blow me away with your projects.

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