Friday, April 30, 2010

Inspiration Station



Welcome to my blog...one stop along a trip filled with inspiration! It is our mission this weekend to share some fab Mother's Day project! Simply leave a comment between now and Sunday at 5:00 PM CST, and you will be eligible to receive this awesome prize pack!

Today, I am sharing a Mother's Day Project that is sure to make any gardener or cook very happy! I love to make handmade gifts and stalk the aisles of my local stores looking for cool things to alter. I had great luck on one such trip and was able to create an altered project complete with a darling gift card holder...think of it as an herb garden on-the-go! I love the fact that the "packaging" is a present all in itself!

Here is it!



Here is how I made it!

First, I purchased the inexpensive metal plant holder at my local Michael's store. It came with plastic pots, so I substituted them with these pretty green, metal ones. They needed a bit of jazzing, so I applied the Bayberry Cottage rub-ons directly on the metal. Stuck with no problem and adds so much beauty. I filled one pot with parsley and one with sweet basil. To finish it off, I stuck a skewer into the pot and topped it with a stamped bee from the Queen Bee collection! A small Punch-out acts as a label! Easy peasy and so pretty!



I wanted to decorate the metal flower box a bit so I dressed it with a simple flower. I layered a Ribbon Pleat flower right on a Punch-out and finished it with a brad. I used glue dots to adhere the flower right to the box.


Tucked behind it you will notice another goodie! It is a custom-made gift card holder. I plan to put a certificate for cooking lessons inside, but you could easily do Bed, Bath & Beyond or a garden store!
Here is the gift card holder:


To make the envelope itself, cut a rectangle that is 8 inches wide X 8 1/2 inches long. Along the 8 1/2 inch side, make score marks at 2 1/2 and 6 inches. Turn the rectangle and make score marks at 2 and 6 inches. Fold along the lines. Then, cut off the the top left and right sides along the folds. Cut the middle portion as well about an inch lower than the fold. Cut off the bottom left and right portions along the folds. This is what you end up with:


Fold the two outside flaps in to the center. Place adhesive on the bottom flap that is facing you and then fold up to stick together the bottom and the two flaps. You will have an envelope complete with a little pocket!


I decorated it with two Punchouts from the Queen Bee collection, handcut a blossom and added an alphabet! Viola! A handmade gift!

Here is the project again!

(Supplies: Queen Bee paper collection, Ribbon Pleats, Bella Brads, Stamps & Punchouts, Expression Licorice Alphabet, Bayberry Cottage rub-ons all from Pink Paislee)
Don't forget to visit the other fabulous Pink Paislee design team member's blogs for a chance to win the awesome prize pack! I know you will pick up inspiration along the way!

Danielle: http://www.danielleflanders.blogspot.com/
Lisa: http://www.coleland.blogspot.com/
Ania: http://www.ania.blogspot.com/
Leena: http://www.findingnana.com/
Jana: http://www.frommyfeatherednest.blogspot.com/
Amanda: http://www.amandamuirhead.blogspot.com/
Kristen: http://www.scrapinkris.blogspot.com/
Tina: http://www.tinaalbertson.blogspot.com/
Jen M.: http://www.jenniferann75.blogspot.com/
Erin: http://www.erinterrellclarkson.typepad.com/blog
Kayla Aimee: http://kaylaaimee.typepad.com/

Happy travels!

409 comments:

  1. first comment!

    i love this! thanks for sharing! so enjoying this inspirational tour!

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a sweet and very creative project! Love the idea of fresh herbs! :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love this tour! Great ideas, love your project with rubons on the cans!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Hester

    ReplyDelete
  4. That is beautiful!! I love that metal plant holder. Brilliant idea and my mom would adore this!
    Jess

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is adorable! Nice to know the rub-ons will stick on metal.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Aw what a wonderful gift for your mom!! Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  7. SERIOUSLY WOWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this idea and love love love the card!!!! GORGEOUS as always dearest! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

    ReplyDelete
  8. I like how you've used the rub-ons on the metals pots. Looks really effective. Great idea for a mother's day gift. Thanks for the inspiration :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. What a lovely post! Love the project(s)! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  10. This is totally adorable! I am insprired to go create...something!

    ReplyDelete
  11. this was really great! what a cool idea! Thanks for the tutorial! :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. What a great idea! Lovely project!

    ReplyDelete
  13. this is so darling! I always love when you alter--inspiring!

    ReplyDelete
  14. SOOOOO Cute!!!! You did a Fabulous Job!!

    Thanks for sharing and have a great day!!! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Great projects, thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  16. what a lovely idea! thanks for sharing! (:

    ReplyDelete
  17. What a cool idea! i love the cute letter :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Stacey! i LOVE that project... so cool. What a great idea, thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Fabulous idea. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  20. gorgeous work, tfs.
    having such fun blog hopping, xo

    ReplyDelete
  21. what a cute giftcard holder! so creative and the gardening accents are adorable.

    ReplyDelete
  22. I love this!! Perfect gift for mom!
    ....IfScrappy

    ReplyDelete
  23. I have the perfect container! Off to find some cool pots like that :) Thank you for your idea :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. Very cool idea! My mom would love this. I may have to make this my own! :)TY!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Too cute! What a great idea and I love the rub on on the pot!! Cool!!

    ReplyDelete
  26. What a lovely ensemble! So creative and special!

    ReplyDelete
  27. I would love to receive this. Great job.

    ReplyDelete
  28. What a cute idea! Loving all this journey...

    ReplyDelete
  29. very cool and perfect for spring!!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Cute idea, now if only I could keep those plants alive! LOL!

    ReplyDelete
  31. very creative!!! thanks for sharing with us!

    ReplyDelete
  32. I would have never thought of using the rub-ons in such a creative way. I also love the gift card holder.

    ReplyDelete
  33. What a cute idea! The rubons on the metal pots look absolutely awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  34. I have been trying to figure out what to do for my Mom!! She is a gardener and would absolutely love something like this! I think that I could actually use some things I already have and make something similar! Thanks so much!

    ReplyDelete
  35. BEAUTIFUL and so creative! I love stopping at your blog...especially when I'm not feeling very crafty. It really boosts my want to get into my scraproom :-)

    ReplyDelete
  36. Great idea! You have a lucky Mother.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Awesome project! What a wonderful present.

    ReplyDelete
  38. Cute Idea!
    Glad that your comments seem to work = unlike previous two!

    ReplyDelete
  39. Stacey - you never stop amazing me with your projects!! This is absolutely gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  40. Totally great idea and a beautiful project Stacey!

    ReplyDelete
  41. This is SO adorable...my gardening MIL would love!!

    ReplyDelete
  42. What a sweet and creative project!

    ReplyDelete
  43. What a wonderful idea-so creative!!!

    ReplyDelete
  44. love the rubons on your pots, what a great idea

    ReplyDelete
  45. wow what a great idea to use your goodies! I love it

    ReplyDelete
  46. What a great gift. I like how simple yet fabulous it is! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  47. Very sweet, I love it, thank you for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  48. What a fabulous decoration for a planter!

    ReplyDelete
  49. That is a great idea and I love the rub-ons for the metal pots! I have a teacher appreciation lunch coming up and I think I might scraplift this for centerpieces!

    ReplyDelete
  50. those pots are adorable!! I have to make some!

    ReplyDelete
  51. Absolutely LOVE, LOVE this! Super cute, I'm off to Michaels now!!!
    Thanks!!

    ReplyDelete
  52. Cute idea! I love plants and flowers and this is a greaT WAY to share them, yet personalize them too! Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  53. utterly cute and adorable. Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  54. loranne007@yahoo.comApril 30, 2010 at 11:29 AM

    mom's a lucky lady. very cute gift idea. thanks for the inspiration.

    ReplyDelete
  55. What a great idea! Such a wonderful gift idea! :)

    ReplyDelete
  56. Thanks for the great ideas!

    ReplyDelete
  57. I love this! Thanks for this project!

    ReplyDelete
  58. How creative is that?! Love all the matching elements to it! Fabulous! Just another excuse to use lots of Pink Paislee lovely patterns...

    ReplyDelete
  59. Love the rub-ons applied to the metal--that's something I will definitely try. Super cute card, too. ~erin

    ReplyDelete
  60. What a great idea. Thanks for the idea!

    ReplyDelete
  61. I'm in love with the Queen Bee collection and what an amazing project! Thanks for sharing it with us.

    ReplyDelete
  62. A-DoR-a-BlE...yup! Adorable!!! Nice, fun, YUMMY and springy project! :)

    ReplyDelete
  63. The Queen Bee collection is soo versatile.. I have been limiting myself all this time!! Thanks for this great train stop:-)

    ReplyDelete
  64. Stacey ... you rock once again! Awesome project!

    ReplyDelete
  65. Beautiful project. I am one with no green thumb but I think I can do this. Thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  66. Nice work! A crowd pleaser for all occasions--birthdays, holidays, special gifts. Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

    ReplyDelete
  67. Awesome idea! Such a great idea for a new home owner as well!

    ReplyDelete
  68. So cute. I love the planters and the flower. What a great idea.

    Thanks for sharing.
    -Henriette

    ReplyDelete
  69. I'm going to try container vegetable gardening this year....this project is just perfect for my spring needs.

    ReplyDelete
  70. How inspiring. This is a wonderful gift.

    littlelu76@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  71. Perfect gift idea... for me! This will look great in my kitchen.

    ReplyDelete
  72. What a gorgeous gift idea! Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  73. How great is this? I never would have thought to take my scrapping outdoors! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  74. what a very unique and different gift. ver pretty.

    ReplyDelete
  75. So beautiful...I really need to get my hands on this queen bee collection everyone is using. It is beautiful. What a fun project idea...forget making it for my mom I might need it just for me! Lol! thanks for the inspiration and I'm sure I'll be checking out your blog again soon!

    ReplyDelete
  76. I totally adore this. Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs
    Elisa K

    ReplyDelete
  77. What a fun project! Your creations are always beautiful :)

    ReplyDelete
  78. Wow, that plant holder is adorable...Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  79. the rub-ons look so fantastic on the pots! a terrific project for sure

    ReplyDelete
  80. How cute is that!! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  81. Too Cute, this was a very spring like stop on the tour, keep on truckin as they say.

    ReplyDelete
  82. Wow what a great idea! Thanks for the tutorial!
    Karin

    ReplyDelete
  83. What a cute way to give a spring gift! Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  84. love it! so great to know that rub-ons can be used on those plant pots!

    ReplyDelete
  85. cute project. THanks for the great instructions.

    ReplyDelete
  86. What a great idea for a gardner mom!

    ReplyDelete
  87. That is so beautiful, thank you for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  88. Love the rubons on the metal. such a great gift!

    ReplyDelete
  89. Such a clever idea. Thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  90. Great idea! I'm really enjoying the ride so far :)

    ReplyDelete
  91. What a wonderful idea! My mother would love this...she loves to garden! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  92. This is cool home decor. Great idea.

    ReplyDelete
  93. Love it! My Mom loves to garden, this is a great idea.

    ReplyDelete
  94. just love your project! and thanks so much for sharing the details... can't wait to give this a try!

    ReplyDelete
  95. Great and original idea! Thank you for sharing this with all of of us...

    ReplyDelete
  96. Stunning...I want this for my mother's day gift!

    ReplyDelete
  97. Another great gift idea, you girls are on a roll.

    ReplyDelete
  98. Wow! How did you get the rub-ons to look nice on the metal pots? Lovely idea!

    ReplyDelete
  99. Your project is just so lovely - what a lovely idea for Mother's Day!

    ReplyDelete
  100. What a wonderful gift. Love the rub-ons directly onto the planters, just fab!

    ReplyDelete
  101. Great Gift idea!
    Just in time fore Mother's Day!

    ReplyDelete
  102. That is soo cute! My Mother-In-Law would love something like for Mother's Day. Thanks for the inspiration.

    ReplyDelete
  103. This is great! My mom and mother in law love plants!

    ReplyDelete
  104. I love it! I always buy my mom flowers this year she is getting this!

    ReplyDelete
  105. I never would have thought of rubons for flower pots. It looks stunning

    ReplyDelete
  106. Love this! I will make one for me and one for my mom! Thanks!!

    ReplyDelete
  107. That is an AWESOME summer gift Stacey. Beautiful work!

    ReplyDelete
  108. Holy Doodles!!!!! This is fantastic and gives me a great idea and some serious inspiration for a Mother's Day gift. Thanks SOOOOOO much!

    ReplyDelete
  109. Love the idea to use the flower pots and live herbs. Really nice card and all.

    ReplyDelete
  110. Love this idea. Thank you for the inspiration

    ReplyDelete
  111. OH HOW CUTE! How brilliant for a Mother's Day gift...ha ha the gift that keeps on giving! I love it!

    ReplyDelete
  112. Just beautiful!! Love this idea, creative and fun!!

    ReplyDelete
  113. Beautiful! I LOVE that the rub-ons stick to metal! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  114. What a great gift idea. And you instructions make it so easy to do. TFS!

    ReplyDelete
  115. I love that planter. What a wonderful gift it would make!

    ReplyDelete
  116. Very creative!! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  117. Love your super cute projects....TFS

    ReplyDelete
  118. That looks gorgeous!

    Love rub-ons on metal pots, it just looks so darn good!

    ReplyDelete
  119. each train stop is getting better and better! theres so much sightseeing to do!!!
    this is the perfect rustic project for my mom! michaels here I come!

    ReplyDelete
  120. Very creative..loving this Queen Bee collection.

    ReplyDelete
  121. Great Idea, thanks for sharing this is a awesome tour!!

    ReplyDelete
  122. I love the rubon on the can, what a wonderful gift for mom!! thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  123. This is unique and extra cute!!!

    ReplyDelete
  124. what a great idea! will have to make myself one too!!!

    ReplyDelete
  125. Very Cool idea! I think I need to make one like this for my mom! TFS!

    ReplyDelete
  126. I am loving all the fun ideas! Thanks for sharing them!

    ReplyDelete
  127. OMGoodness!!! is just the cutest!!!

    ReplyDelete
  128. Thanks for sharing this wonderful gift idea!

    ReplyDelete
  129. My mom loves to garden! Can't wait to lift this.

    ReplyDelete
  130. How fun is this?!!! I love this project!

    ReplyDelete
  131. Super little gift you made. I love fresh herbs they make everything yummier (is that a word lol)

    ReplyDelete
  132. Very cute! A gift I'd love to give or get!

    ReplyDelete
  133. such an awesome idea - thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win! Great tutorial too!

    ReplyDelete
  134. What a fun project. Thanks!
    Carole Gatza

    ReplyDelete
  135. Wow! What a lovely Mother's Day Gift!!!

    ReplyDelete
  136. What a cool idea love the rubons on the pot

    ReplyDelete
  137. Stacey, I adore this!!! It's so stinkin' cute! :D

    ReplyDelete
  138. This is a great idea I have the perfect friend in mind to make it for!

    ReplyDelete
  139. Love this different idea this is too much fun

    ReplyDelete
  140. Beside being a papercrafter, I am also an avid gardener. I really love your project you shared with us today. Brillant and beautiful!!!

    ReplyDelete
  141. What a great gift this would make! Lovely! Thank you for the chance to win too!

    ReplyDelete
  142. Love it!
    Thinking outside the box.

    ReplyDelete
  143. this is so super cute!! love that the rubon's worked so great on the metal I will have to give that a try!!

    ReplyDelete
  144. What a great hybrid project! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  145. that turned out so pretty! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  146. OH what a great little gifty!

    ReplyDelete
  147. It would look so cute on my back deck! Thanks for the idea

    ReplyDelete
  148. OMG, this is fabulous! Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  149. That is such a cute gift - love the gift-card holder!

    ReplyDelete
  150. what a fun project! looks great!!

    ReplyDelete
  151. I never would have thought of using rub ons on a flower pot! What a great idea!

    ReplyDelete
  152. Beautiful card and, looking around, some fabulous scrapping inspiration.

    ReplyDelete
  153. What an orginal idea. Love it.

    ReplyDelete
  154. Wow! Talk about thinking outside of the box! Great project.

    ReplyDelete
  155. SO CLEVER! Thanks for helping us think outside the box!

    ReplyDelete
  156. Cute, cute idea!! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  157. LOVE this!! (Wish we had a Michaels too!) I'm sure gonna try this on something similar!! TFS Stacey!

    ReplyDelete
  158. What a sweet project and total YUM on the new products.

    ReplyDelete
  159. Absolutely love it thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for visiting my blog! Have a fabulous day!

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...