Tuesday, June 29, 2010

#1 All-Star Coach!

Baseball has just wrapped up for the season. My son played for the Cubs this year with a great group of boys. We had the "end of season" party last night so of course I needed to put a thank you together for the two coaches. I did my standard popcorn/candy/blockbuster gift card basket that I do for all of his coaches. I found the popcorn tubs at "Dollar Tree" and they worked out perfectly.

The tags were made using the Cubs colors, which I was excited about because they are so "All American" looking. All of the candy seemed to match better as well! LOL! I had originally started making cards, but yesterday was one of those crazy days, so only tags got made. I used a SU! set called "Sporting" to stamp the #1 image, I used Star Prints and All-Star Team from Papertrey Ink for the penant and star image and then finished it off by stamping the word coach using a really, really old alphabet stamp from PSX. I punched out large circles out of kraft cardstock and then used the feather stitch on my sewing machine to make the baseballs. The baseball buttons were the finishing touch. They were one of those random purchases a year or so ago and when I was making these, I was so glad I had them.

Yes...I could have added more bells and whistles, but I was truly running out of time. The coaches appreciated it and said thanks numerous times. Now I am happy to take a bit of a breather before the real fun starts....FOOTBALL!!!!!!

12 comments:

Deborah Saaranen said...

Cute idea Kelly! I'm sure it was a big "HIT"!

Marci said...

These are super cute!! Great coaches' gift idea too! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Missy said...

These are awesome. I LOVE the baseball buttons. We have been done with baseball for a couple weeks. My hubby was the coach or I might have done more. Great job!!!

Eveline said...

That feather stitch is awesome. I don't think I have that on my machine.
Great project altogether.
Eveline.

Kathy Martin said...

These are FANTASTIC! LOVE the stitched baseball and the baseball button! :)

Cecelia said...

These cards are absolutely wonderful! I love them;0) Great idea!

Noelle said...

Darling! I'm sure the coaches really appreciate this:) Love the popcorn movie tub idea, I'll remember that for the future for my sons' coaches.

Amy Rohl said...

What an all-star gift idea, Kelly! I'm going to be storing this one away for future use! I love the all star set, but always seem to have a tough time putting the elements together!

Allison said...

These are absolutely fantastic and I'm sure they were loved! Perfect for the occasion!

Denise Young said...

Loved these so much that I went to Papertrey's website and purchased this set, accessory set, and balls set. I am going to make them into SOFTBALLS. I have such a hard time finding stamps and items with softballs on them. These will work. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Cynthia said...

Hi Kelly! I've been away too long!! I'm going to have to sign up again...I don't get your e-mails anymore....anyway...such cute projects and you are always so thoughtful to those who are in your life..you are a breath of sunshine in the day of those who cross your path...you are using your talent well...darling coach ideas and I love your other cards...love that you continue to use MME paper...I just love it and all you do! That's very flattering that you are accused of stealing professional photography but crazy at the same time...you are so very artistic I'm sure you are as good as any professional photographer around that's for sure...love that photo of your kids walking...I wonder where that was? You do it all girl! You amaze me!!! Love ya!

Juls~ said...

Kelly,

Cute idea & sweet gift for your son's coaches! Kids sports is such a joy in life!

Love your work,

Juls~