Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Wouldn't it be nice?

Wouldn't it be nice if stamps grew on trees? And I don't just mean the wood handles, I mean the whole stamp. I'd buy a Whipper Snapper tree, and a House Mouse tree, and a Verve Stamps tree, and, and, and... well, you get the idea.

Here is the much anticipated altered item using my September 3 Little Dreams kit. There's really not a whole lot too it, but I think the end result makes for an adorable little gift. I bought this cute little bucket in the Target dollar spot, and decorated it with strips of paper from the kit (excuse the pic - I had to use flash as it wouldn't fit in my usual, well lit, photo location). In real life the blues are a perfect match, but with my flash they are different - the metal must reflect more of the light from the flash or something. Anyhow, I adhered those to the bucket and then tied a bow in the ribbon and adhered the ends of the bow around the back of it (hence no little "tails" on the bow itself). Then I added a SU Cellophane bag filled with blue Easter grass and some stamps and added some twigs from the birch tree for a little dramatic flair.

I think it makes for a cute little gift, don't you?

Stamps: None
Ink: None
Paper: All from 3 Little Dreams kit
Other: Ribbon from kit, Cellophane bag (SU!), Birch twigs, Easter Grass

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Rach said...

Sarah this is a fantastic idea, I wish stamps grew in trees too...I'd have a orchard full. hehe.
hugs rachxx

Courtney said...

oh my this is just wonderfully cute!

Off to search the dollar spot!

Holly said...

Sarah, this is really cute! You've got me thinking now about actually hanging little stamps from tree branches as a gift for a stamper! Wouldn't that be a neat way to present it? I'm sorry that 3 Little Dreams won't be having their kits any longer.

Dani said...

Oooo, I NEED a stamp tree! LOL!
Great idea, fantastic job!

Debby said...

Very cute indeed! And ah yes. The stamp tree is right up there with the money tree. If only.

And the inchies. I don't really get it either. But you can make cute atc's and cards with them. So all is not lost. It's a great way to get a creative moment in there when your muse has otherwise taken an unexpected vacation.

Lorie said...

You are SO much more creative than I am! This is so cute!

Carolyn King said...

Super cute. I love what you did with that---and when you figure out how to grow stamps on trees....please fill me in!

Great card creations below too. I love those monkeys!

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