Sunday, May 4, 2014

Mother's Day Gift Idea

With Mother's Day only a week away, it is now that we start scrambling preparing to create the perfect gift. As crafters, we have to make something from the heart and homemade. This little watering can, found as a tutorial on Split Coast Stampers, was that perfect project.

Here are the steps I took to complete it.

1. Print out a background from the Hydrangeas Digital Collection on a sheet of white cover stock.

2. Flip the paper over and print the watering can free template on the reverse side.

3. Ink the edges or watercolor them using coordinating hues of Gelatos.

4. Cut out the pieces from the template and ink the edges with Hybrid Amethyst Ink on both sides of each piece.

5. Score the pieces (they removed the score lines from the template) following the instruction on the video tutorial.

6. Apply Book Binding Glue to the scored tabs, adhere and let dry.

7. Create a small paper flower as a decorative accent on your watering can and fill it with treats for Mom.
Use the left over pieces of paper (colored with purple Gelatos) from your template to punch blossoms.
Cut out 2 circles for base of flower, ink edges with Amethyst ink, and stack with foam squares.
Stamp leaves from Hydrangeas Art Nouveau UM in green ink and fussy cut.  Add more color using green Gelatos.
Round the petals using a piece of fun foam and a stylus tool.
Adhere each blossom to the stacked circles using hot glue.

The finished project for Mom!

Enjoy the week!



  1. Great idea, Julie, but I think I would keepit for myself ;-)

    1. Oh Hetty, I am sure we all have more than enough paper to make one for ourselves and for all the Mom's in our lives ;)

  2. Wow! Fantastic to make.

  3. Oh really cute Julie! I know MY mom would love something like this! Maybe ME too!

  4. Darling Julie! I'm with Hetty. I would keep it for myself. :)

  5. How far in is the side handle scored? [The rest of the scores are obvious.]

    Not being digital, I'll either mist or brayer or Gellato. Yell quickly if these aren't good ideas!

    1. Hi Bee, As I mentioned in my blog post, all the details on the scores are covered in the video tutorial. I believe it was 1" and then from the other end 1.5" but don't quote me on that. :)

  6. So cute, Julie. And these flowers never die! I'm sure Kay will want to stick some cute sort of mini album inside... ha!

  7. Omigosh! This is adorable! Love the flowers...again...something that requires patience that I don't seem to possess. Great project, Julie.

  8. The flowers look amazing! This is beautiful, Julie.

  9. what paper punch did you use? I would love to do this but don't know if I want to fussy cut out that many blossoms!!

    1. Hi Donna Lee, it is a Martha Stewart punch with 3 Hydrangea blossoms on it. 2 very tiny which I used here, and one large.


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