Monday, January 26, 2009

Feel Better Set

It's that time of year, isn't it? That time when everyone is down for the count, fending off what may seem inevitable or just recovering. I made this little set for just such an occasion.

I made the felt embellishments using my Wizard and (Spellbinders) Flower Creations 3 die set. I found that the wool felt cut so well with it; I did run it through my machine two times just to make sure, and snipped in a couple places, but the result is so far superior to what I would have accomplished freehand (trust me on that one!). I stitched along the edges by hand using the contrasting color and finished off the flower with a button in the center.

The tin is a 'nugget' tin from Papertrey Ink. I used a small glassine bag (also from PTI) to put some cough drops in, gathered some tea bags and packaged them inside the tin. I used PTI's Simple Alphabet for the labels.

I think this will be a great thing to have on hand for a neighbor or co-worker, and I will cross my fingers that all people around me actually have no need for it because they all stay healthy! Maybe it will inspire you to brighten someone's day, too. Be well.

Cardstock: (Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate, Kraft)
Papertrey Ink
Die Cuts: (Flower Creations 3)
Spellbinders Paper Arts
Stamps: (Paper Tray, Polka Dot Basics)
Papertrey Ink
Ink: (Dark Chocolate)
Papertrey Ink
Wool felt:
Colonial Crafts
Glassine bag, Hinged Tin:
Papertrey Ink
Thread: GutermannPunch: (Threading Water) Fiskars


~amy~ said...

**love** this!!! What a fabulous little gift for someone under the weather! Great use of the nugget tin!

Judit V said...

This is the felt embellishment!

reeree62 said...

So nice! I am inspired to use felt in my projects!!!

liannallama said...

oh, how sweet! What a thoughtful idea and it will definitely cheer someone and make them feel better!

Trisha said...

What a great little pick-me-up for someone feeling just a bit under the weather. I love the use of dies for cutting things other than paper. Looks great!

lakind said...

Oh, I could use this right now, Jenn, as I'm sick with bronchitis! I wish I had a stamping buddy close enough to make me one of these! I'll just pretend you made this for me! LOL! Great project!