Hey there, October Afternoon fans! Lexi here and I had such fun time making a valentine gift in my last post this month I decided to do it again, this time using a combination of Farm Girl and Make it Merry.
The key to using themed product in an unconventional way is looking for specific colors or images. I took the Make It Merry 8x8 paper pad and knew I wanted that "no. 14" incorporated. I mean, how perfect, right? I also tore out a few sheets that had a red & white color scheme.
Going with the Farm Girl theme I decided to use these little pots. Easy to decorate and cheap enough to buy in bulk for classmates, friends, teacher, etc. First, cut a strip of the polka dot paper and staple to the back of the pot. It doesn't look fancy, but who really looks at the back?
I typed my sentiment on kraft cardstock, cut in a banner shape, and then sewed around the sentiment in red. I know, I know. It's cheesey. You can go cheesey at valentine's day. I really tried to find a little kid's sand shovel to include, but the only one I could find was neon orange. Now, I love me some neon and orange is my favorite color, but that was just not going to happen with the colors we had going on here. It's January so I suppose not a prime time for sand castle building tools. But pretend the end result has a cute little pink or silver shovel ;)
Layer pieces from the Farm Girl Miscellany pack with your sentiment to form your tag. You could totally glue this whole thing onto a card front if you would rather have a card instead. You can see I switched out the button and brad from my original supply photo. It wasn't working and I wanted to bring in in more blue to go with the washi strip I added to the pot.