I was browsing blogs and came across this “OMW..mouth-dropping..I must make” item. On Jenn Balcer’s blog, there’s a Girlie Gift in a Hurry creation that is oh so cute. Jenn received the idea from Lori Craig. And with my daughter going to a birthday party today, it was perfect timing. It took me about 2 hours to whip this together…and I must say, the end of party report from my daughter was that, “Ashlyn just loved her gift mom!”
I used a clear Stampendous paint pail as my base/pot. I put a circled piece of styrofoam in the bottom. I added brown paper shreds to cover up the styrofoam. I painted 6 wooden rods green and set aside to dry. The bottom of the pail has a 2-1/2 x 14″ Petals & Paisleys DSP with a Tempting Turquoise 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon tied in a bow. The sentiment “happy birthday”…. happy from stamp set Polka Dots & Paisleys and birthday from Everyday Flexible Phrases stamped with Tempting Turquoise ink on Whisper White CS measuring 1″ x 2″. I matted this on So Saffron CS 1-1/8″ x 2-1/8″ covered with Iridescent Ice. Small flower to left of sentiment from Ginormous Flowers stamp set — stamped with Versamark on Pretty in Pink CS with Iridescent Ice added. Attached Bold Brights Turquoise Colored Brad to flower. Added Tempting Turquoise, Pretty in Pink, and Mellow Moss 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon to left side of pail handle.
The flowers were fun to make. First, I took Tempting Turquoise, Pretty in Pink, and So Saffron CS and covered with Iridescent Ice. Then I punched 2 of each color with my Scallop Punch. With same CS, I created rings (again 2 of each color) by using my 1-1/4″ & 1-3/8″ Circle Punches. Used Big Deal Alphabet Stamp Set with Certainly Celery & Old Olive inks on Whisper White CS. Attached letters & rings to scalloped pieces with Mini Glue Dots. I then stamped 6 different little flower images with same colors of ink from Little Flowers Stamp Set. Punched out with 1/4″ Circle Punch, and attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Behind the scalloped pieces are stamped flowers from Ginormous Flowers Stamp Set. I attached the wooden rods to the backs using a Pop-Up Glue Dot. I had to cover this up so I punched out 6 more scallops and 6 1-3/8″ Circle Punch circles out of Petals & Paisleys DSP. I attached to the backs of the flowers with another Pop-Up Glue Dot.
Last step is to attach money. This was done by accordian folding the cash, pinching middle, and attaching to wooden flower rod stems with ribbons. I inserted the flowers into the styrofoam base….took the poor picture….and daughter was off to the party.
Thanks Jenn & Lori for giving me the inspiration to create a hand-made birthday gift:)