Well this is the first year I am making teacher gifts! The idea was pretty simple...Scotti's class is the "Busy Bees!" so I knew I had lots of bee stuff...strangely I do not have as many bee stamps as I thought I would! But this one was perfect to do a set with!
Anyone else notice one is missing? I guess thats what happens when you have to craft at the kitchen table..too many little hands around! And not only did this one card go missing but so did my Versamark ink! Crap!
The cards are simple. I embossed (or rather Scotti did that part) directly onto the card with the swiss dot folder. I embossed the bee stamp in black and then layered with colored cardstock. I used 2 layers of prima flowers and a brad for each...and finished off with using Stickles on the brads and on all the bee wings.
I have a few boxes I picked up at a local flea market and embossed around the edge of the box. Now this for whatever reason was SOOO messy...the embossing powder just stuck to the box...but I decided to go with it so it has a kind of messy, almost distressed look to it.
Mrs Best has post it notes EVERYWHERE...LOL! So I knew giving her more would be a great idea. Originally I was going to do a holder but nothing made sense, as they needed to be super easy access and I just couldn't come up with something that I thought worked. Anyways I could not just give her plain old post it notes so I used Versamark and watermarked one of the bees on EVERY post it note! OK, really....who's idea was that? Geez!
And last but not least I added a beautiful bee ornament and littered the bottom of the box with paper punched bees in the coordinating paper of the card set!