Apr 21, 2009

Take-Off Tuesday # 22: Nifty Gifties

Todays Take-Off is a bit obscure. No picture of inspiration. But I have seen a lot of tea towels around lately and thought in honor of gift week, I could use the inspiration to make my own. So, I dug out the stamps and made up these dishtowels:

The towels were from IKEA for about 50 cents. So this gift is nifty AND frugal. I stamped the images with different colors and then stitched a border on them with some embroidery floss. I just love stamping on towels. I think its so fun to watch the color take on fabric. I thought they needed a card so of course I made one:
Here it is! I think this would be SUCH a great hostess gift for the summer. Imagine a basket full with some fresh grown produce and these little babies. I would LOVE to get this as a gift!
The images are the Farmer Market stamps from Basic Grey (OffBeat line) That is the radish and the images on the card. The peas on the second towel are Papertrey Ink. I had started with that first and had forgotten I just got the Basic Grey stamps in the mail! Next time I will use images from the same set!

So that's it. Nifty Gifty Take-Off Tuesday. Hope you like it! As far as a how-to, just remember when you are stamping on fabric you MUST use fabric or hybrid ink. You cannot use a dye ink because it will wash out. I used Palette and Papertrey Ink Hybrid inks. Then you want to heat set the images for about 30 seconds with an iron. And Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by today! So glad you joined me. Come back tomorrow to see my 365 Card Challenge (its so fun!). Plus I will have another nifty-gifty for ya.

Stamps: Basic Grey Off Beat Farmers Market, Papertrey Ink Green Thumb
Ink: Papertrey Ink New Leaf, Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream. Palette Ink Chartreuse. SU! Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Kraft
Accessories: IKEA Tea Towel, Embroidery Floss, K&Co, Adhesive Gems, Pop Dots


~amy~ said...

kristie....a-dorable!!! What a fab gift idea!!! I ♥♥ ikea :)

Natasha said...

"nifty gifty" love the Michael Scott reference! Those towels are so super cute!

Vicky said...

kristie, these are awesome!!!! you really do a great job on gift projects - I can't get enough, so I can't wait to see more!

fabricbutterfly said...

Wonderful gift idea, the towels are adorable, and the card is just perfect, wonderful wonderful, thanks for sharing, and the headsup on Ikea, and the inks

Heather said...

Love it! I think the basket with veggies sounds wonderful too. Although, I would hope there would be some cookies in the bottom of the basket. :)

Gloria Stengel said...

These are so cute. Makes me think back to when I was a girl. My mom ALWAYS had hand embroidered hand towels in the kitchen!

Visit my blog later...I have something for you!

moralia said...

Love these! They're absolutely adorable, and you're right, would be a fabulous gift! Who wouldn't love a thoughtful gift like this!?

Your card is perfect too!! :)

Margie said...

What a brilliant gift idea!!! I love what you did with those lil towels! I have a bunch and must put them to use!!!
TFS! :*)

Jeannie said...

You are amazing girl! You are right, who wouldn't luv to receive such a great gift! Just wondering where you get the ink that you used?

Peace and Luv,

Alecia Castro said...

SO freakin cute, what a FAB gift idea!!

Alecia Castro said...

Oh, and I stopped by like you asked, hehe... thanks for the blog visit!!

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