Hey everybody! This is kind of a weird time to post a blog but I wanted to get my entry in for the My Favorite Things Guest Designer before the deadline and tonight seemed like the perfect time.
The challenge this month was 'Be a Teachers Pet'. Right away I knew I would be making a gift for my friend Jamie who is an elementary school teacher. I decided on a printers tray so I could show off pictures of her cat and dog, both of whom she loves dearly.
The printers tray is from 7 Gypsies and all of the stamp images are MFT Pure Innocence cuties. I used the Puppy Girl, Purrfect and Splish Splash. All of the sentiments are from those sets and Clearly Sentimental About Pets. I love coloring these kids because they are so darn cute and have so much personality. The cat and dog are pretty cute too:)
All of the paper is from Echo Park 'Summer Days' collection. I thought these bright pastels would be perfect for this project. Plus, there are so many fantastic patterns in this collection and they all go together just beautifully. I used quite a few MFT Die-namics in this project including the sweet little pet charms that coordinate with these stamps. I also used mini rolled roses, fancy flourish, fishtail stax, mini and oval doilies and lots of banners, tabs and borders. It was so much fun to layer them all together.
I used a lot of embellishments! The more the better I say. Gems, pearls, buttons, twine and some ribbon all added to this pretty project.
The letters on the sides were cut with my Cricut and the Plantin School cartridge. I would have used Die-namics By the Letter but I don't have them....yet!
All in all, I really love how this tray turned out and I know my friend is going to love it. It will look fantastic hanging in her classroom and she and her students will all get a lot of joy from it.
I included all of the pictures so you could see a lot more of the individual sections. I apologize for the really long post but I hope you enjoyed looking at my creative gift!!
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