Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Baskets of Berries

As promised, I'm back today to share the first of my end of year teacher gifts. I made three of these sets and they were so fun to put together.

I've reworked the Carrot Treat Box Die as a strawberry. When I was making my Easter Treats I had the fun idea to make strawberries, too. I told my mom and she got to work right away and made some for her friends, my sister saw my mom making some and decided to make some to say thank you. So, here I am, FINALLY making my own strawberries. I knew it was a good idea! LOL!
I used theStrawberry Patch and Strawberry Patch Sentiments to create the cards and tags as well as the embellishments on the Berry Basket. Since I was making three of everything, I kept the details and embellishments simple.

I die cut the strawberry boxes using some old SU! paper that I've had for YEARS, but I thought it looked like strawberries. I threaded some ribbon and tied a sprig of this cute leaf trim onto the tags. Isn't it so cute? It's perfect for this project. My mom found it at Hobby Lobby when she was putting hers together and my sister gave me some for Mother's Day. It's just so perfect!

You can see the leaves spilling over the edge of the treat box here. I have strawberries in my fruit garden and they do send out long shoots everywhere!
I also maximized my time by only stamping the solid images for the leaves, flowers and berries. This is a good tip to remember so you don't have to color in a whole bunch of images when you're in a hurry.
I wasn't able to get the teachers the gift cards to the restaurants and stores they mentioned that they liked during Teacher Appreciation week, but I made some Pillow Boxes so I could give them now. I stamped the sentiments directly onto the pillow box and then added the embellished piece using foam squares.

I made some quick cards using all of the same elements to keep the gift set cohesive. I did add some crystal clear sequins for some added shine. Thanks for fluttering by! P.S. join me tomorrow for a fun surprise as well as the rest of the week as I finish my teacher gifts.


harrahx2 said...

Love that adorable! And the things you added? Too cute.

teresa currie said...

Love your strawberry boxes and tags, Kelly!!