I know, I know…another one of those boxes and yet again with that stamp…

Everything I am making lately is mass-produced so there isn’t much to share.  I know some papercrafters who work full time as I do manage to make lots of new and exciting projects each and every evening but my only productive time is on the weekend.  Add in housework, laundry, grocery-shopping and some laziness and there’s not a lot of time left for productive projects to share.

This is another teacher gift with a matching card – I’ve also taken the items out of the pouch so you can see the cute miniature stapler and tape dispenser.  Sweet!

I used some older Basic Grey Romani paper for this set as well as a sentiment set I picked up at M’s a few weeks ago (I’ve already used it twice so I know I’ll get my money’s worth).  The words are all individual in the set and I thought pairing “celebrate” with “summer” was a good choice for an end of year teacher gift.

The tag the sentiment is on is totally and shamelessly copied from the fabulous Anna Wight.  (I’m not a stalker…just a HUGE fan of her work!  Note to Anna: Rest assured that the geographical distance alone would keep you safe if I was the stalking type.)

Instead of using a button (as AW would) I used a 7gypsies buckle from my stash.  I bought these buckles years ago online and when I received them they were a lot bigger than I would have liked so they don’t get used very often (I tend to work with narrow ribbon)  I was happy to dust them off and use one on a card.  I don’t believe in hoarding craft supplies (but I used to when I first starting doing this!) as they get outdated very quickly.  I just don’t always know what to do with some of the things I have. 

The flower on the card uses yet another dew drop with a punched out paper circle behind it for colour.  Both the shirt and skirt on the little girl’s outfit are paper pieced using the same paper on the box and the card.  A great way to keep things coordinated!  The image was stamped on watercolour paper and coloured with SU markers and an aquapainter.

I think it turned out cute and cheerful and I hope the recipient enjoys her gift.

Make the most of the rest of your weekend.  I’m off to play a game…