Sunday, May 29, 2011

little flowers

I recently saw a great idea for a teacher's gift that I just had to make. Originally, the idea was for a gift card bouquet made by Amy.  Since the mom's collecting for the gift were getting one gift card per teacher,  each child has decorated or had help writing a message to be placed inside of their flower. I wrote each child's name on an attached leaf.

I think we're going to get each one a nice pot or vase to go with these.

I used the Cricut Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge for the flowers, embedded embossing with embossing folders to set the coloured centers into the white ( love this technique!), and SCAL to weld together the leaves and cut them on the Cricut. This project has me thinking I need a Gypsy.
I used bamboo skewers  for the stems and a styrofoam cone for the base.

I can't wait until next week to have the children present them!


Amy (aka Aimitup) said...

Erin - your gift card bouquet turned out beautiful. Love how you used the white for the outside of the flower and added the color in teh middle. Embossing looks great too! Thanks for the link back - going to share your version of this on my blog. Take Care, Amy