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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Teacher Gifts

Each year I get the kids to help me make a special teacher gift (that can actually be used or displayed without embarrassment, LOL). Some tiny Prima flowers that I had ordered came in fabulous glass jars and display case. The packaging was plain, dark brown and the perfect background "canvas". I refilled the jars with Epsom salts as I am not sure of scent allergies. The kids helped me fill the jars and make the 3 large flowers using my Vintage Flowers Tutorial. Here is the result...

For the first one, I chose a Graphic 45 "Le Romantique" scraps, lace, string pearls and a soft pink ribbon. I also glued 3 pink shabby flowers to each jar . I used the ribbon to wrap it and tied a bow at the top and glued the large flower and tag to the ribbon so that it comes apart easily and the jars can be refilled.

For the second one, I chose G45 "Steampunk" scraps from my Oct. Scrap That! kit, and added a few "Romantique" tags tied around each jar. It looked a little plain compared to the first one so I added some adhesive pearls to dress it up.

Lastly, I used a Websters calendar page for the third one, then did some fussy cutting and glued a bird to the top of the flower to make it look like a nest.

Well, thanks for stopping by and for all the sweet comments you always leave.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Have you seen the ST mini?

Tara Orr designed an amazing album using the Scrap That! mini kit and best of all the Bo Bunny Noel papers are already cut to fit the chipboard! What an easy and beautiful project. Be sure to get one before they are all gone!

Here is Tara's album cover, all of the pages are posted at http://scrapthat.ning.com in the gallery if you want to check them out.