School is OUT! I am so excited to have summer here and my little girl home. The Papertrey Ink Sr. Design Team challenge this month was to use any of the Boy Basics stamp sets and go to town. I started with the Boy Basics: Simple Circles Mini Set and coordinating Simple Circles Border Die and then started adding in elements to create a fun Thanks, Teacher! gift.
The gift includes a Vintage Cream Notepad held inside an embellished cover. A perfect place for a teacher to write her long list of things to do. The notepad is held inside a dressed up glassine bag, embellished with all sorts of fun items.
We'll start with the notepad...I used Rustic Cream cardstock as my base and then piled on the toppings including:
Boy Basics: Simple Circles Mini Stamp Set, Boy Basics: Truckin' It Mini Stamp Set, Fruit Fusion: Apple Mini Set, Everyday Treats Stamp Set, School Time, Simple Circles Border, Super Star Border, Fruit Fusion: Apple Die, Mat Stack 4 Die, Tiny Tags Die Collection, Berry Sorbet, Spring Moss, Harvest Gold, True Black, and New Leaf ink, Vintage Cream felt, Berry Sorbet Swiss Dot Satin, Berry Sorbet Buttons, Harvest Gold Buttons, and It's Official Patterned Paper.
After die-cutting the Simple Circles Border, I stamped the Boy Basics: Simple Circles Mini stamp set in coordinating colors, and then added die cut and stamped apples along the border to add to the school theme. The border was then embellished with coordinating buttons to add dimension and a playful feel....buttons have a way of always finishing things off perfectly.
The sweet school bus image is one of my favorites from the Boy Basics: Truckin' It Mini stamp set. I stamped the bus twice, once on yellow paper, once on the Melon Berry colored paper and cut the stop sign from the second stamped image and paper pieced it onto the first.
The glassine bag uses the same elements with the addition of the Library Card Mini Stamp Set. I used the border horizontally across the top of the bag this time.
These notepads are so much fun to alter and make special...can't wait to try another for a different occasion. I also love the Boy Basics stamp sets and think they are so much fun to use in unique ways....changing the color from masculine to feminine, combining them with other stamps sets, etc.
The other designers have special projects created for you as well. I can't wait to see them for myself.
Thanks for your visit!