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I’m happily busy packing orders before I leave ūüėÄ I’m excited to see your projects too.

I hope you are ready for more ideas and inspiration!!

Today you can see some amazing project ideas from:

  • Katie Cotton
  • Silke Ledlow
  • Today I will share a gift set using the Wonderful Watering Can¬† and all 3 of the NEW! Stamp sets:¬†¬†Tending the Garden ¬©¬†combined with the¬†Killer Curves¬†, and Lovely Labels 1 set. They all really mix well together, as you will see. I enjoy maximizing the use of all my sets by combining newer and older ones.¬†

    Daisy Fresh

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    I love Daisies! Heck that is what I named my DOG! They are so cheery, sunny, delicate and sweet (in my opinion)!

    This was the teacher gift for Noah’s Teacher this end of school year. I packaged up my FAVORITE scent lately from Bath & Body Works: White Citrus (which complimented my gift colors). The good thing about¬†B & B works¬†is people can exchange the scent for another is they wish, and WHO doesn’t love Bath & Body Works stuff??!! LOL! We all love to smell good right?

    NOTE: I DID end up decorating my bottles using the Take Time set and adhesive labels-similar to my store samples on¬†with the yellow/green colors¬†(they EASILY peel off with no ruin to the original bottles) but didn’t have time to re-photograph everything! So use your imagination! (wink)

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    All 3 of the travel size items fit perfectly.

    I also gave her a $25 gift card to Borders for some Summer reading. She was an AMAZING teacher and Noah really thrived with her this year. I’m very excited that Amber has her next year as she enters 1st grade.

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    For me the Nomad and Pea Pod color combination is SO FRESH! I used the Gardening Greats Nomad’s Pea Pod, as well as the Picket Fence collection for this gift set.

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    I have to say I’m head over heels for the Tending the Garden ¬© set, and I really LOVE the Wonderful Watering Can template to pieces! It goes together surprisingly fast and is actually very easy (as I think all the templates are made to be :D). There are truly endless design possibilities for both the¬† Tending the Garden ¬© set, and I the Wonderful Watering Can.

    You can make it as embellished or as SIMPLE as you want.

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    For my side decoration I used the Lovely Label cut file, and stamped the daisy shilouette from Killer Curves , and outline frame image from Lovely Labels 1. I added 2 yellow adhesive rhinestone for a really elegant touch. The daisy center has a adhesive pearl to match.

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    As you can see I made my watering can from Nomad cardstock.¬† I scored 3 rings¬† going around the template (there is some instruction on that in the directions) for a neat llok. By just adding various score lines you can get a variety of realistic looks easily!I¬†used the daisy pattern from the Gardening Greats Nomad’s Pea Pod¬†to cover part of the bottom. I also added some ribbon for an added touch.

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    Now I used the Picket Fence¬†paper for my top panel. I stamped my watering can image from Tending the Garden, onto the burlap like pattern paper from the Gardening Greats Nomad’s Pea Pod¬†collection. I stamped the green trim panel that comes in the set along the lower bottom of the watering can, then cut it out.

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    The label from the Tending the Garden set was stamped on white cardstock, then also cut out. I stamped my layering daisy image to be just like the design of my paper. I used the With Thanks sentiment to complete my gift theme. The flower by American Craft. I added a brad with some bling to it, again to look like the flower in my paper. You could also use the Flutters & Flowers Cut File!

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    AH! Now lets get to the Spout of the watering can.

    I added some pompom trim to mine. You could used cardstock as well, or whatever else your lil heart desired. For the store sample I chose some punched pieces of cardstock, but on this one I chose to go with the stunning look of adhesive rhinestones

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    I think you will agree it really steps it up a notch and adds to the elegance of this!! I LOVE it.

    Now I will show you the other side of this

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    As I stated before, ALWAYS pay attention to the entire project. The more “complete” it is the better, more professional it looks! If someone wanted to display this, they can now place it where-ever, and however they want. ALL sides look amazing so there is nothing to HIDE or cover up!

    Who wouldn’t love to have a package like this? I can say my children’s teachers seemed so excited by all the treats I packaged for them the last day of school. My children were proud too ūüėÄ I should have let them MAKE the teachers something themselves but time escaped me. Someday! LOL!

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    (see my items fit so nicely)

    This time my handle has some brads to add to the decor, but the top of the handle is adhered to the inside of the watering can. I like playing with a variety of design ideas with this one ūüėÄ You can’t go wrong, really. I LOVE the pompom trim! It was MADE for this template ūüėÄ

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    Now I HAD to make sure my card matched! They almost just got TAGS, but I knew I wanted to write a letter and express my gratitude for their hard-work.

    Here is the card that Noah’s teacher received

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    She is also a bright, sunny and cheery person so this suited her personality.

    I used all the same paper patterns from the Wonderful Watering Can in my card, even using the Lovely Label cut file like on my project to complete the look. I LOVE the layout and how this entire set turned out. Sometimes its hard for me to give this stuff away!

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    So there you have it! All 3 NEW! sets can work so perfectly together.

    Supplies from My Time Made Easy ‚ĄĘ LLC¬†

    Don’t miss our Wonderful Watering Can Perfect Package too!!

    Pretty Packaging Templates: Wonderful Watering Can

    Pretty Impressions Stamp Set: Tending the Garden, Killer Curves, Lovely Labels 1

    Pretty¬†Printable Digital Paper:¬†Picket Fence, Gardening Greats Nomad’s Pea Pod

    Cardstock by Couture Cardstock: Nomad, OSW White, Cricket

    Pretty Pieces Cut File: Lovely Labels

    Ink: Momento, Markers by SU!

    PomPom ribbon unknown, Adhesive rhinestones, Crochet flower by American Crafts, Leaves by May Arts

    Well that is all from me for today.

    My team is taking a break on the 3rd and 4th, but I will be posting some card creations if you are around. If not, check back when you return because there is still so much more to share!

    Thanks for stopping by.