Saturday, April 26, 2008

may day is in 5 days

When I lived in Wisconsin the florist I worked with always made the cutest little baskets for May Day each year. I'd go in a buy several of them to hand out to friends and family. Well, they just don't do that here so I have give up on giving pre-made baskets out. Okay, honestly, I had given up on giving anything out until...I saw THIS. I was thinking about doing something like this anyway so when Lauren had her version of a seed packet in a tutorial I thought Hot Diggity Dog! This is be easy! And it was...after the first couple of cuts for placing the circle and such. I know Lauren's are much prettier than mine but I do really like my final effort! Anyway, here are my two tries...
Okay, so this one above was my third try with cutting the circle the correct size and in the correct place. I also didn't do any additional stamping so it look a bit boring especially with the sentiment in the same color as the card stock. While I liked this I knew I could do better and went on to create the seed packet below.
Same general layout and colors only this time I used the flower from the newly released PTI set called Garden of Life. I also used my Espresso Adirondack ink pad for the sentiment (I do need to find a brown Palette ink pad though). For this particular seed packet I really like the Summer Sunrise card stock which is one of PTI's new releases this month. Oh, have I ever told you how much I LOVE their card stock? I have? Okay, just checking 'cuz it is the best card stock around! I don't know if you can see it or not but I did emboss the scallop circle on this seed packet as well. I really like the professional look that it gives it.

If you don't visit Lauren's blog on a regular basis...I'm gonna suggest that you do as I am often awed by her work and how incredibly nice she is.

I hope you enjoyed this peek into my CASEing for today. I hope that the seed packets make everyone happy! Have a great Saturday everyone!

7 comments that make my day!:

Katie Skiff said...

Thanks for reminding me...I should do some lil fun things for the kids to hand out. I always liked that. But these would be cute for my friends....thanks again.

Happy Saturday Lorie.

Lauren (mytime) said...

SO cute!! Love the flower you chose too!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

YOu did a fantastic job on her tutorial. I love her tutorials and plan to make one too. Love the vibrant colors..Have a great day!

Diane said...

They look so pretty Lorie!!!
Love 'em!!! And I agree,Lauren is amazing and such a sweetie!!

Christi said...

How cute!! Love it!

Courtney Fowler said...

Oh Lorie. Too cute. I'm so glad you chose to CASE this because it's a super idea. I've never known anyone to celebrate May day. hmmm....

Oh yes, and I've had your PDF file up on my computer since you sent it to me... stinkin' enabler!

Julia said...

Beautiful! The flowers look great.