Monday, September 2, 2013

Back to Basics Teacher Gift Basket

Welcome to the Pebbles Basics Blog Hop.  I love the Basics line as they coordinate so well with all of the collections but today we are showcasing them all on their own.

For this blog hop, the Pebbles team was challenged to create a project of their choice using the Pebbles Basics collection. We really wanted to show you just how versatile this line is...

Today I am sharing a Teacher Gift Basket that I created using some of the Red, Green and Black Basics.  As a teacher myself, I know that these things would come in handy.  Everything from the Glue Dots to the Washi wrapped pencils (there would be no doubt which ones belong to the teacher, hehehe) are good practical things that a teacher could use.

I have used the Basics Collection along with the Say it With Stickers - Teacher sticker set from SRM Stickers.  I spray painted a terra cotta pot (and the wooden basket) with chalkboard paint.  I used the Apple Stamping stamp set from Unity to stamp on the pot.  The wooden basket was just covered with some of the pattern paper.

I wrapped the top of some pencils with the Basics Black Washi Tape, now the teacher pencils are easily identifiable and hopefully won't walk away ;)

I also used the Basics Black Washi Tape to embellish the front of some clothespins (the backs have magnets glued onto them).  The apple die is from Papertrey Ink.

I created a notebook holder for all those little notes teachers have to quickly jot down, the apple border stamp is from Papertrey Ink.  I have used the same apple die from Papertrey Ink to cut out a cork apple and embellished it with a 'button' cut with the PTI button die and finally a Pebbles Black Candy Dot.  I also used some of the Green Basics scraps to embellish some clips.



A little tag tied onto the basket created with some of the SRM Stickers and could later be used as a bookmark.

I love this sentiment sticker:

Finally, it is all tied off with some May Arts jute twine.

I am entering this in the Curtain Call Challenge: Back to School



 The other Pebbles team members have come up with some really, really amazing projects too. Here's a sampling...
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Amanda Coleman - Paper Gift Bag  
Becky Williams - Cutest Little Minnie Scrapbook Layout
Candace Zentner - Celebrate You Card 
  Emily Spahn - My Guy Scrapbook Layout
Eva Pizarro - Fresh Market Scrapbook Layout 
Holly Gagnon - Time for Tea
Juliana Michaels - Gift of Love Scrabook Layout 
  Kathy Martin - Carolina Scrapbool Layout
Kim Jeffress - Happy Birthday! Card 
Kim Kesti - You Make Me Smile Scrapbook Layout
Laurel Seabrook - Teacher Gift 
Marjan Pel - Birthday Scrapbook Layout
Nina Yang - Paper Gift Box 
Patricia Kumfer - Pebbles Basics Cards
Renee Zwirek - Hello Happiness Scrapbook Layout 
Samantha Taylor - Lunch Box Cards
Suzanna Lee - Make a Wish Scrapbook Layout 
 Tiffany Hood - Baby Gift
Wendy Antenucci - Celebrate Together Scrapbook Layout 
  Wendy Sue Anderson - Paper Gift Bags


Here's how today's blog hop is going to work...Visit each blog, leave a sweet note and in some cases enter to win a Pebbles mini giveaway. Once you've stopped by each site, head back over to the Pebbles blog and enter to win a collection of Pebbles Basics products worth $200 (that's a lot of product folks!).

Not only is Pebbles having a giveaway, but they are also sponsoring a giveaway for some of our individual blogs!! Included in the giveaway is a selection of Pebbles Basics paper, 2 sets of Thickers, Clothespins, Chips Tags and washi tape!! 
***This is an example of what is in the prize pack - it is NOT EXACTLY what you will be getting***

For your chance at winning this fun prize:
1) Like my Facebook Page
2) Follow my Blog
3) Leave a comment here letting me know

This will be open until Friday September 7, 2013

Now hop on over to Marjan's Blog

83 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This set is FABULOUS!!! Loving the colors and all the apples!!!

monica said...

sbalordita

Jeanne said...

Fantastic project, Laurel. Right up your alley, that is for sure. When I was teaching, I sure would have loved receiving something like this. Spot on!

Katie Rose said...

This is adorable!

antenucci said...

Love the clothespins and all the fun accessories! :)

Tracey said...

Loving all of the school-themed goodies!! Fantastic work Laurel!!

Susan said...

What teacher wouldn'n love to get that delightful gift? So thoughtful!

angie ashuk said...

What a great idea. I'm sure any teacher would love it! I'm a new blog follower, and liked you on fb too

tammy b said...

brilliant idea putting tags on the pencils, might have to steal that ;)

tammy b said...

i follow your blog (with feedly)

Patricia said...

What a great set you made so many great ideas! I now follow your fbook and blog! Thanks for the chance!

Patricia said...

What a great set you made so many great ideas! I now follow your fbook and blog! Thanks for the chance!

Angi Barrs said...

Super fun! Love the clothespins too!

Yaya said...

I am a teacher and it would be great to receive a gift so wonderful!
Yaya from Italy

Ruth G said...

So many fun, cute items and so wonderful that they are all useful! Great idea!
I am now following you on Facebook (as Ruth Suttie Gauss) and through Bloglovin'.
Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful, practical ideas!

Debbie P said...

What an awesome teacher gift! Well done! I am a new follower and I "liked" you on Facebook!

Герцогиня said...

What a fabulous teacher gift!

Jennifer Grace said...

This is such a great gift, I absolutely love those clothes pins! I follow your blog via bloglovin and already liked your FB page! Thanks for the chance to win! x

Alanna said...

What a great ensemble for a teacher. Love it.

Erin Bullock said...

Great work, as usual, Laurel!

Keathe said...

I love all your teacher items! What great ideas! I'm a new follower of your blog and so glad to have found you!

Kailash said...

A gorgeous back to school project!!

Kailash said...

I like you on Facebook too!!

Kailash said...

I am a follower too!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Fantastic set! I am loving that flower pot with the apple stamp and those cute cute clothepins! I follow you on FB and the blog too

Leanne said...

such a fabulous idea!! I love the washi on the pencils!!

Rose said...

super fantastic!!! i love the clothespins :)

TJ Butler said...

I love this project - it is so well designed and so well made!! Thank you for sharing your ideas with us and how you did it!! I became a follower of your blog as Taunya Butler and a liker on facebook as Taunya Jones Butler

Stephanie said...

Oh my goodness, this stuff is the cutest! Love it ALL

SHartl said...

Oh my gosh I do love this sweet little school set! The apple clothespins are adorable! I am following your blog!

SHartl said...

I also LIKED you on FB!

Andrea Garland said...

Such a wonderful gift basket with such amazing details everywhere.

I'm a new follower of your blog via GFC.

Andrea Garland said...

I liked your Facebook page.

Ashley Horton said...

This is so cute, Laurel!! Such a fun Teacher gift!

Rhonda said...

Such clever ideas! :o) I liked you on Facebook, and I am now following your blog.

Nicole McNamara said...

I think the pencils will still go walk about lol bit amazing set!

Nicole McNamara said...

A new liker to your Facebook page.

The Crafty Laydee said...

Gorgeous collection of Teacher goodies-fabulous!
Best wishes,Nessa xx

Lyndal said...

FANTASTIC projects Laurel - just FABULOUS :)

Audrey Pettit said...

Your gift baskets are always SO amazing! This teacher gift set is gorgeous AND useful! Loving the color combo you used. All the apples and gingham just make me happy!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Wow. What a wonderful set. Your details are great.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

I now follow your blog on blogger and bloglovin.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Just liked your FB page too. Under Amy Jones

Ange said...

Fun project!
I've liked and followed.

Iris said...

Such a cute gift set.
I follow your blog via google friend connect and liked you on FB.
isoscia@aol.com

Karen Pedersen said...

What teacher wouldn't just die on the spot when receiving this? So cool!

Kimberly Kett said...

I love how clever this is!!

Karenladd said...

This teacher gift set would be a hit with anyone!! Love the clothespin and darling pencils!

Karenladd said...

I follow by email and blogger!

Karenladd said...

I also follow you on FB as Karen Ladd

Cindy Alvarez said...

Laurel what a pretty proyect, full of details!! I'm following you here and facebook

Karenladd said...

Whoops...I meant I follow on Bloglovin!

Sue D said...

How cute! Love the clothespins.
I am a follower.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

jojobeth1 said...

Such a cute gift for teacher! I follow your blog and your facebook page.

Robin B. said...

What a cute gift, thanks for sharing!

Robin B. said...

I liked your Facebook page.

Robin B. said...

I'm following your blog.

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow what an awesome teacher gift...love the use of chalk board paint and washi.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is so fun! What a fabulous idea! Thanks so much and happy to be a new follower!

Svetlana said...

What a great idea! I like how you label pencils!
Thanks for giveaway

Svetlana said...

i liked you on FB and following your blog

Marie said...

Love this! Thanks for showing the line's versatility! I am a new blog and FB follower!

Lisa P said...

Super cute and loving the clothespins the most! I would love those for my classroom. FB and blog follower. Thanks for sharing.

Diana said...

What a great project! Love it!

Buho Scrapper said...

Beautiful project! I love the stamp in the chalkpaint and the paper!

Buho Scrapper said...

Following your blog and liked your FB page

Heather said...

I've been a happy follower of your blog for awhile now! I bet your kids' teachers will love their beautiful gift!

Kelly Sas said...

I am now a happy follower of your blog (through Google reader which my name might be buckskinbelle with them) and I also liked you on FB. GREAT gift idea that you created beautifully.

Nicole Doiron said...

What a fabulous idea! Gorgeous and so very original! I'm already a follower of your blog and now am a new FB follower :)

KellyG said...

Great projects, I am sure the teacher will love these!

KellyG said...

I am following your blog!

KellyG said...

I am a FB fan!

Chiocoolate said...

I want to be a teacher to use that basket! i'm following here (By the name Rocio barra) and in your facebook (like Chio Color)

Chiocoolate said...

I want to be a teacher to use that basket! i'm following here (By the name Rocio barra) and in your facebook (like Chio Color)

Chiocoolate said...

I want to be a teacher to use that basket! i'm following here (By the name Rocio barra) and in your facebook (like Chio Color)

Chiocoolate said...

I want to be a teacher to use that basket! i'm following here (By the name Rocio barra) and in your facebook (like Chio Color)

Chiocoolate said...

I want to be a teacher to use that basket! i'm following here (By the name Rocio barra) and in your facebook (like Chio Color)

jengd said...

SUCH a cute set! I have no doubt the teacher receiving this loved it!

Christine said...

Super cute creation!

Denise Bryant said...

Great gift ideas! Love the ensemble!

Pam said...

What a great teacher gift ! I followed on FB and Bloglovin.

brenda said...

I love all of your projects thank you so much for sharing them!

Stacey Schafer said...

you amaze me, Laurel! no one can pull a project together quite like you, my friend! LOVE this!