Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Celebrate Freedom!

 This card was made for the Art Impressions Red White and Blue Challenge. I wanted to try using my newest watercolor set to create a 4th of July card and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

The main image is done using the AI Chest of Flowers set, along with a few other watercolor stamps from other sets. I hand drew/water colored the flag. I used a collection of various brands of water based markers on watercolor paper. The "Celebrate" was created with a die from Papertrey Ink, and the "freedom" was an unmounted stamp in my collection from an indeterminate source.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Teacher Gifts with Flowers

Here is the tote from the last post with the side pockets all filled up with treats and supplies and the center holding a vase of roses. We included things like post-its, glue sticks, pens, pencils, York Peppermint Patties, hand sanitizer, and tissues. The boys wanted to include a box of band-aids, but the boxes were too big for the pockets.

This one is made from the same pattern. It was for the other kid's teacher (she loves the Detroit Tigers!). Each of the boys picked out the flowers themselves. There was no question that this tote needed orange and blue flowers.

Finally, here are the cards that went with the totes. The "I" and "MY" are die cut from the white panel using a Papertrey Ink die set, allowing the black background to show through. The white panel is popped up with foam squares for extra dimension. The apple is a stamp, also from Papertrey Ink, that has been stamped and then covered in Glossy Accents. The "teacher" is die cut from Tim Holtz glimmer paper, using a another Papertrey Ink die.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Teacher Gift

I made this cute multi-pocket drawstring bag for my youngest to give his teacher at the end of the school year. I have to make one more for the oldest. We plan to fill the small pockets with school stuff (pencils, binder clips, etc.) and a few treats, and the big center space with a vase of flowers. Hopefully the teachers like them. I used a Simplicity pattern (1556) and home dec fabric from Joanns.