To say that I am elated to share this with you today is an understatement! I feel like I've been working for years to get to the point that I finally get to share with you my inaugural sets for Papertrey Ink... yes... that's right... sets!
- Flower Garden, a 2 sheet stamp set that will retail for $24 (US)
- Flower Garden Sentiments, a Mini set that will retail for $5 (US)
I have packed these sets to the brim with stamps! It's been a true adventure to be able to ink up an image that I have Conceived, Drawn, transferred into a digital program & made into photopolymer! It's quite surreal. It's also an adrenaline rush to see what others have created with it. Sort of like seeing someone teach your child how to play the piano. SO COOL! The Papertrey Ink Design Team has my jaw in permanent dropped position!
Sooo... without further ado...my first countdown project for you!
Flower Garden sentiments is a compilation of flower gardening quotes, play on words and sweet sentiments. There are also a few image style stamps in the set that I will share at a later date. One saying that has been floating in my home for years is "Plant seeds of kindness and your garden of friends will grow". I think I found the saying in a tole painting pattern book, but can’t recall specifically. Anyhow, I thought it would be fun to create a seed packet project to share today focusing of that sentiment. I also have a pattern available as well as a print and trim download! I will share with you in a moment few ideas for it!
I chose to print my Print and Trim pattern onto Lemon Tart cardstock. Next I used the image in the set that is a long swirl bracket to create a doodled background look, filling in the spaces with the smallest flower images in the set. Trimming the seed pack out was the next step... followed by scoring. I sponged all the edges to add some contrast when the folds were overlapping as well.
Now...there are a ton of things to create with this seed packet pattern... an actual packet that holds some seeds... maybe sunflower seeds. It can act as an envelope for a note...one cool thing to do is use it as an actual card and even a gift card holder!!! I was in need for Teacher appreciation items so I've decided to create thank you card for them. (my older girls will help to make their own for some of their teachers as they LOVE stamping!)
This 5 petal flower is one of the largest flowers in the set (a little over 1 1/2 inches wide).
I have created solid and line drawn versions so that the flowers can be stamped separately or together! I love how this flower's petals seem to fold back slighlty, giving it a more real feel.
Now... here is a trick to take note of... there is a 5 dot image in the set that is meant to stamp dots into the center of a flower. Use the BASE SIDE of this stamp to color in the center of this flower!
Two stamps in one!!! For this project I chose to combine the solid and line drawn images with the five dot trick to create a lovely Summer sunrise flower with a Lemmon Tart Center.
The next step is to stamp the line drawn portion of the flower over the prepared solid images!
Now...Flower Garden has a few different leaves and stems. I chose the largest leaf and its coordinating outline image for this project. Next I trimmed the flower and leaf and mounted them on a white punched circle. (this is the Blue circle clever lever from Marvy). I also added some Stardust Stickles to the center of the flower (it's my fav!) You will see it all together on the finished project.
Now for ribbon! I LOVE Papertrey's Saddle Stitch Ribbon! I’m pretty sure it's my favorite now... but I like the twill too, so I'm not committing to that fav thing yet...LOL!... anyhow...I made sure to strategically place my foam mount squares so that the ribbon could freely move underneath the focal image. Next I wrapped my ribbon how I wanted it around the seed packet and placed my focal image onto the front.
The inside of the seed packet is then layered with Summer Sunrise cardstock and a white layer that has been stamped with the coordinating mini flower as well as the play on words sentiment "Thanks sow much". (as in sowing a garden.) I left it ready for my daughters to write a personal sentiment to their awesome teachers!
You will note that the flaps aren't securely flat. I actually wanted it to be obvious to the recipients that they were supposed to open it. I learned a while back that non-stampers don’t always see what we think may be obvious, rightfully so. :)
Here is the Seed Packet finished! I just love how the font in "Kindness" has the swirls on it... It fits perfectly with the curves in this set!
I just have to show you one more stamp. Flower Garden Sentiments has some really unique sentiment and "Hand Picked just for you" is one I designed for a purpose! It's specifically designed to work in the Word Window punch by SU! I wanted something that could be a fast and thoughtful sentiment...something that I could just grab a bunch of flowers from the yard, tie a ribbon on a make a tag! Well, our flowers are late this year... but the sentiment applies to anything really! nHere's a final ensemble using Nichole's fun party favor box pattern! I created the box, added some Summer Sunrise Twill... then added the special tag! this was a snap!
Well, I hope you've enjoyed the first project from Flower Garden and Flower Garden Sentiments. I have something unique for you everyday... So I'll see you tomorrow when I share more of the flowers from Flower Garden!!!
Supplies- All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.
- Stamps- Flower Garden, Flower Garden Sentiments
- Ink- Summer Sunrise, Lemon Tart, Black, Spring Moss.
- Cardstock- Summer Sunrise, Lemon Tart, Stampers Select White.
- Ribbon- Summer Sunrise Saddle Stitch Ribbon and Top notch twill.
- Punches- Blue circle clever Lever punch, Corner rounder (Marvy), Word Window punch (SU!)
- Other- Stardust Stickles (Ranger Ink), Natural Hemp thread.