Well, I can't even believe it's the first of MARCH already, but here we are. With the first of the month, comes the Senior Design Team challenge at Papertrey Ink and this month, Nichole has challenged us to get out our Garden Variety stamp sets and dies and give 'em a little lovin' in honor of the fast-approaching spring and all things gardening. She also challenged us to find an inspiration photo or item in our home, to use an inspiration for our project. I have an inspiration photo to share with you, that I found on Pinterest......
I saw that cute seed packet garland in the photo above and knew I wanted to make my own little seed packet garland to hang in the studio. Making my garland was SO fun because I made it with all the things I love! Since it was for me, I used one of my favorite color combos and lots of my favorite goodies.
Here are some close-ups of each of the seed packets. I simply punched a hole at the top of each and tied them with twine, to a long strand of twine to create the garland.
For each of the seed packets, I started out with rustic cream card stock that was die cut with the button card die. Then I piled on the stamps & layers from there. On this first seed packet, I used the seed packet die and layered it over the button card die cut and then stamped flowers from Pretty Peonies and cut them out. For added dimension, I adhered one flower to the button card with regular adhesive while the seed packet die cut was adhered with one layer of foam adhesive. Then the red flower/leaves were adhered with a double layer of foam adhesive, so there's three layers of dimension here!
Next up is another button card die cut. This time, I stamped images from Garden Variety and I added a limitless layers: oval die cut as well as the stamped and die cut garden gloves from Garen Variety. Another flower from Pretty Peonies took center stage on this seed packet.
On this one, I stamped leaves/stems and flowers from Garden Variety on the button card layer. I inked up one side of the flowers image with raspberry fizz ink and inked the other side with pure poppy, so there's a soft, graduated look to the color of the flowers. I used the same layered foam adhesive technique here, to make the watering can (also from Garden Variety) stick up higher than the seed packet die cut layer. Can I just pause here, to say how much I love that seed packet frame image?!
Ahh....here's a fun one. Seriously, making each one of these little seed packets different, but all with similar elements makes them so fun to look at while keeping the garland as a whole, very coordinated and cohesive.
For this one, I stamped some Garden Variety images on the button card layer and then added a Picket Fence die cut that was stamped with kraft ink using the Background Basics: Woodgrain stamp set. Love that little fence! The flowers this time, were created with the Rosie Posie stamp set and dies and the leaves were created with the Harvest Berries stamp set and dies. I also added a little hand-cut butterfly in there, from Beautiful Butterflies.
Man, this last one really makes me smile. Again, the seed packet frame that I love, more Rosie Posie flowers and this time, the little hand tools from Garden Variety were the finishing touch. Are those tools totally cute, or what?!
Here are a couple other shots of the garland hanging in my studio. I love it!
Do you have the Garden Variety stamp set and dies? I hope you'll pull them out, if you do, and make something beautiful with them!
Be sure to bop around and visit the other girls on the senior design team to see their Garden Variety projects today too! You won't want to miss any of them!
Thanks so much for visiting me today!! Happy March 1st!