It's so fun to collaborate great stamp sets together in a project... and that's what I get to do today! Life (my design) and Mother (Nichole's design) are just lovely together... both become available through Papertrey Ink on March 15th.
I chose to make a coordinating card and altered stainless steel Travel Tumbler.
I was thinking how with the economy more and more people are making their beverages at home rather than buying Starbucks or a drive through. (BTW... my favorite Starbucks item is Caramel Apple Cider.. a great alternative for those of us who don't drink coffee.) My personal favorite that I make from home is Licorice spice Herbal Tea by Stash. I love that I can drink it without any sugar and it's super sweet! YUM! Isn't this a great way to give a handmade gift... something that can be used over and over again!
It's really easy to make too... there is an insert inside that you pull out and use to trace onto what ever cardstock you want. Here is what I came up with for my tumbler.
You can add more bulk... even this buttons if you want because there is a gap that facilitates that... very cool. I used various markers directly on the stamps from Life, then huffed on them to re-moisten them, to stamp the images on it. Make sure to click on the photo to see all the fun detail!!!
Here is the finished tumbler... A little ribbon and a tag set it apart as a perfect Birthday gift. (You can use the Happy Mother's day stamp in the Mother stamp set instead if you want)
Isn't that flourish FUN!
Here is the card photographed from two different angles. I actually pulled the scalloped edge out some after sewing it to the card. I like the shadow it added.
I have to be open and say that Mother projects are hard for me to make. I wont go into detail... but I thought that some of you might be in the situation where you are estranged from your mom or she has passed away. It can be very hard during Mother's day. I have found great joy in friends who are like mothers to me... much like in the Novel/movie, The Secret Life of Bees. One took me under her wing and shared her love of God in a mothers way, has loved me unconditionally...and was willing to tell me to get my act in gear when I needed it! These are true life, lifetime friends! So if you are like me... celebrate those phenomenal women... and celebrate their nurturing soul and Mother in them!
I hope you have enjoyed today's projects... they were a blast to design and create! It's so fun to stamp with my own stamps... but in all honesty it's even more moving to see other's use them! Just wait until you see what the Papertrey Design Team members have been making using Life!!!
All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted
Stamps- Mother, Life
Ink- Dark Chocolate, Spring Moss, Creamy Caramel (SU)
Paper- Kraft, Ocean Tides, Ripe Avocado
Other- Hibiscus Burst Buttons, Ocean Tides and Ripe Avocado Stitched ribbon, glue pen, Prisma Glitter, Fiskars Cloud Decorative Scissors, Sewing Machine, Traditions Studio Travel Tumbler, Various Marvy Markers, Synthetic sponges, Hemp, Craft Squares.