Thursday, June 5, 2008

And all I wanna do is let it be and be with you, and watch the wind blow by...

Today is Caleb's last day of second grade...where did this year go? And true to form, I was up super late (after partying with the girls at the MFT Cocktail Release Party!) finishing up gifts for his teachers. Here is the finished product:

Inside the cute little basket is a set of 6 cards using the newly released Annie LaPoint Images from My Favorite Things Presents, packaged in a clear box from Papertrey. You can see a card detail pic below. Also included is an altered notebook I got at Target, and a little tin with chocolates in it (tin from Gina K Designs), and a thank you letter from Caleb.

I was very proud of how the notebook turned out. I separated the wires, removed the front & back covers, and covered them with Sweet Blush card stock (also from Papertrey). The Spiral punch matched up perfectly with the holes for the wires. I covered 2 chipboard coasters with Crate Paper and cut out the word "Notes" with my Cuttlebug & Red Tag Alphabet. (Near CRISIS....my B Plates BROKE! Both of them!! But I got the letters I needed first...whew!) Some layers & stitching, and then I added some of Stamping Bella's new DOTS to finish it off.

You can click on the pic to enlarge and see those yummy dots up close...these are the Pink Orchid (I think?) Glitter Dots. They are the smallest of the 2 sizes and they are just gorgeous! I will be working on a few more projects with them in the next few days, but I just wanted you to see them. YUM!

And here is a picture of the cards. I wanted them to be simple (quick & easy!!), cute, and easily mailable. The images were all stamped with Brilliance Graphite Black ink, colored with Copic Markers, and then cut out with the largest rectangle in the Small Classic Rectangle Nestabilities set. Matted with black, add some ribbon and Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, and voila! A cute set of cards that took me just under an hour, start to finish.

I think these stamps were my favorite of the new MFT Releases, which can all be found HERE. There will be more in the coming months, so stay tuned!

Thanks for coming to visit today...I hope you have a fabulous Thursday!!

6 comments:

kim lenhart said...

Everything looks so pretty!! great job as usual!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Super job, love it all, crazy party last night, but lots of fun.

Lauren (mytime) said...

Oh how sweet is your gift set! Love it!! Oh and your purple cabbage baby is way perfect!

angela magnuson {mag-na-son} said...

Love her stuff! You are amazing little lady! Can't wait to see more and more each and every day...when are you coming to Unity to teach me a think or two!? Summer is always beautiful in Spicer right on the lake...are you tempted?

Jess said...

Shannan, this whole set is gorgeous! I would go NUTS if a student brought me this and I knew his mom had put so much effort into it! I LOVE it!!!

Jackie Pedro said...

This set is beautiful!! I better get crackin' on the teacher's gifts!!

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