Monday, May 11, 2009

Say thank you with flowers

Just a quickie to share an easy way to say thank you or hi or happy spring! The flowers are Cricut cut at the 5 1/2" size in the shadow setting of the smiley face flower from New Arrival. I also hand cut circles for the center. A little inking and crumpling, vintage lace doily, and a vintage-y button. The faux stitching is a sharpie white pen...I even "back-stitched"...heee hee, an attempt at covering a pen mishap which kinda made it look more authentic.

A wooden skewer makes a great "stem" to attach the flower to and a packet of seeds for planting. The cute little bee stamp from Papertrey Ink covers the price on the seed packet (which, at a mere 20 cents, is a very affordable gift to attach to your handy work.) The stem can be hand held, poked into floral foam into a cute container or stuck into the dirt of a flowering plant for giving which is what we will be doing this week for Teacher Appreciation bring flowers to your teacher day. These would also look adorable with a photo of your student as the flower center. I plan to also attach a piece of cardstock to the back of the seed packet with a note from my daughter on it to her teacher.

Super fun, fast and easy as can be! Thanks for coming by, and I hope you day is blooming with beauty!

Supplies:
Paper: CM
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Honeybees
Pen: Sharpie
Cricut cartridge: New Arrival
Ink: Colorbox chalk ink Chestnut Roan
Other: button and vintage doily

4 comments:

Denise @ A Room With A View said...

Yikes! My son's teacher is a MAN!! (I know this is askin' a lot, but, any ideas?) Also, where do you get the little doilies (sp)? Love your creative "stitching!"

Karen said...

What a great way to make your Bug chirp!! This makes such a happy gift and you did it in purples!! Love the doily. I'm so into paper and fabric type texture playing together these days!!:>

Elise said...

Oh, you little brat! YOU are so prolific! You totally had me with that stitching: way to go! Your gifty ideas of late have been WAY over the top in the juicy goodness category! Wonderful, possible and inspirational! Wahoo! Great share!

Anya said...

So darn cute! I love it! Thanks for sharing such a great gift :)