Hello! I decided to participate in a couple of challenges this week. First off is Waltzingmouse Blog Party. I've never participated before, but thought this month's challenge was too sweet to pass up! The theme is LOVE and the challenge was to make a project using WMS stamps that showcase your idea of love. If you would like to check it out for yourself, you can find all the details here.
The second challenge is Papertrey Ink's Make-It-Monday. With tips from Dawn McVey, she shows us ways to package up our projects that won't fit the standard A2 envelope. It's PTI's 100th MIM, so if you would like to check it out, you can find the details here.
For this challenge, my idea of love is a little gift for my DD's teacher. What better way to show your love for your teacher than with a little gift of health and well-being! :) With all those flu germs spreading like crazy, I decided to put an idea from Erin Lincoln to good use and make my DD's teacher a hand sanitizer cozy. With a little help from my mom (and the internet), she taught me how to crochet ... well, just enough to learn how to make this cozy! haha!
I put my stitching skills to test (they could use a little practice) on decorating my felt cutouts. My DD's teacher's favorite colors are black, red, and white, so that was my color palette. Perfect for a Valentine's gift, no?
I couldn't give a gift without wrapping it up just a little special, right? hehe
I used Betsy Veldman's great instructions for getting the chalkboard look to make a super cute tag. I love how it turned out!
Wrap it all up in a glassine bag and we have ourselves a sweet little handmade gift:
I sure do hope she likes it. :)
Stamps: WMS Fancy Flourishes and Compact Sentiment
Dies: PTI Notched Flowers, Lovely Layers, Limitless Layers Hearts, and Half & Half.
Cardstock: PTI Stampers Select White, PTI Black
Thanks ever so much for stopping by!