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Herb Garden Gift by Kristie Larsen
Today's project was using the foam 'Simply Stamps Alphabet'. My herb garden is growing like gangbusters and a friend is having a birthday so I thought a nice cutting of some herb plants would make a great gift. I picked up some small terracotta pots at my local craft store.
Using some hybrid ink and the Plaid Simply Stamps Alphabet, I stamped the names of the herbs right on the pot. You have to be a bit careful to roll the stamp on to be sure you get the entire image stamped evenly. These stamps are a fun size but a bit difficult to manage since they are mounted on a thin piece of stiff plastic. They get great ink coverage and stamp really well.
I finished off my two pots. One with Thyme and one with Rosemary.
Then it was time for potting! Using a trowel I cut out some of my thyme plant and repotted it in is new home!
I made up a tag and card for my friend using Pink Persimmon stamps. I overlayed my stamped images and offset it for some visual interest. I used rectangle die cuts and added an eyelet and twine to finish off the look. The sentiments are from Vintage Greetings and the flower images are from the Flower Garden stamp sets.
I paired the card with the tag by using the same colors, scallops and wood-grain impression. I simply changed the sentiment and stamped more flowers for my focal point.
Together you can see what a great gift it is. One that is simple to make but keeps on giving!
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