Tuesday, February 12, 2008

A Little Kindness

My hubby came home from work yesterday and asked me if I could make "a little something" for someone at his work. He and his staff are having a day to show each other a little kindness. Kind of like a RAK day I guess. Many people are doing candy, and he thought maybe I could do a candy sleeve, but the woman he is giving to is very allergic to many things, so he decided to stay away from food. So I thought of a beaded pen. He liked that idea, and then I thought of a little gift set ala Emily. She is a great stamper and has a wonderful blog with lots of ideas. She combines a beaded pen and a post it note holder to make a small gift set. I cut my card stock to 7 1/2" by 3 1/2" and scored it at 3 1/2" and 4". I used SU's Love It set for the Tempting Turquoise flower and embossed it with the matching template. I attached the flower with a dimensional so that it would hold it's shape. I used a 1 1/4" circle punch to cut it out and matted it with a 1 3/8" Yo Yo Yellow circle. Then I framed that with a Green Galore scallop. I wasn't sure what sentiment I was going to put on the holder and then I remembered my Define Your Life set that I haven't even cut out yet, and I figured the kindness definition would be perfect. For the beaded pen, I used Little Pieces in turquoise, green galore, and yo yo. I used the SCS tutorial on beaded pens. I got my mini micro beads and O So Sticky tape from PennyWiseArts.com. For a great tutorial on the post it notes, go to Emily's blog here. Thank you Emily, for all of your great ideas! If you go to her blog, be sure to look around at all of her great work. I hope the recipient of the gift will like it. Perhaps it will bring a little bit of the hope of spring on a snowy, cold day. Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Love It, Little Pieces, Define Your Life
Ink: YoYo Yellow, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, Green Galore
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, YoYo Yellow, Green Galore, WW
Extra: Love It Classy Brass Template, Empressor, O So Sticky Tape, Penny Wise Arts Mini micro beads, SU 1 1/4, 13/8, and scallop punches, black gingham and green apple grosgrain ribbon.


emilymomto3boys said...

That turned out so cute!! and that's a cool idea for the workplace!

Juli Smith said...

Adorable mini gift Paula! Of course you know I love your work - always have! Your blog looks great too! I'll check back regularly!

Amanda Sewell said...

Cute Paula!!!

Dianne said...

This is a wonderful gift idea and you did a fabulous job on it! I am going to add you to my blogroll on my blog. You have some really great projects and ideas!!!