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Gem's Cottage Blog » Blog Archive » Just Appreciating Mothers


“Hi, Doris, my daughter has a doctor’s appointment on Wednesday and I might not be on time to pick up my son, can you please pick him up on that day?”
“Ummm, Joyce, did Jerry bring home a copy of the Math homework? Can you please e-mail it to me? Thanks!”
“OMG, I forgot that it’s minimum day today! Is Matthew with you? Oh, thank goodness! I’m on my way to pick him up!”
“Can you please check if Audrey has the notes for their Science test?”
“Do you have a copy of the study guide for Social Studies? William forgot to bring it home.”

I can probably go on and on about the phone/text conversations that we, the moms in my son’s class, have had for the past couple of years… it’s funny because, based on these conversations, you can pretty much deduce that:  a) our kids are  not perfect;  b) we are not perfect;  but  c) we are there for each other. So, for Mother’s Day this year, I thought of making these teapots and fill them with chocolates for my friends – the other mothers in my son’s life.


The inspiration for the design came from these cards by Featured Stamper Jeannie1862 at Splitcoaststampers. I really liked how the inchies were layered with white and everything else is the same color, even the sentiment. I didn’t have the same stamp, so I made a typography in Photoshop (“Just appreciating U”) and just changed the colors to match before printing on white cardstock – did the same thing for the tag.

Here’s another view:


Here’s a close up of the flowers on one side:


The papers I used are from Recollections, GP for the white cardstock; ribbons from Offray; flower and leaf punches from Fiskars; half-pearls from Recollections; teapot template from Gem’s Cottage (for those who don’t have an electronic cutter, Gem’s Cottage also offers this template). These teapots are also for  The Paper Player’s theme challenge this week: “Mother”.  Okay, off I go to make more of these!

Oooops, almost forgot to say, if you want to use the typography I made, you are welcome to do so! Just right-click on the image and save – print size is 2 inch square:


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5 comments so far

1.  Joanne Wragg
May 6th, 2014 at 2:02 pm

What a wonderful idea and such pretty colours. Hope you enjoy your Mothers Day x

2.  jeannie
May 6th, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Hi there! I just had to pop over to your blog to see the other sides of these gorgeous things and they did not disappoint! Thanks so much again and I’m glad that I could inspire you a little bit. Oh…thanks for the freebie too!!

Peace & Luv,

3.  Anonymous
May 8th, 2014 at 7:01 am

Oh my gosh how cute is this?! A teapot shaped box! Everything about them is adorable including the sentiment and little cluster of flowers. Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

4.  Nance Leedy
May 8th, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Oh my, these are darling and what a fabulous idea to recognize your friends on mother’s day! The teapots are adorable and I love the sentiment you made….Fabulous! .Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

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