Friday, May 29, 2009

Another School Year Has Ended

I cannot believe I am now the parent of a First Grader...where has this year gone? This past Wednesday was the last day of kindergarten for my 6 y/o and we wanted to give each teacher on his team a small parting gift. When I made these flower pot cards I used the Sizzix Embosslits and the soon to be retired In Colors. The edges of the the flowers and leaves are inked to add some dimension. On the back of the pull out card we attached a Starbuck's gift card; very appropriate as there is a Starbuck's within very close walking distance of the school. In side we put travel size bottles of lotion and body spray in a very relaxing and peaceful scent. As much as I was unhappy with the gift bag in my previous post I soooooo love these gift bags and almost didn't want to let them go :-) As always, thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

Better Late Than Never

Unfortunately punctuality has never been my strong point but my motto is better late than never! At the school my 6 year old attends each grade level is taught by a team of teachers. If you have been reading my blog you will have noticed 2 previous posts for birthday gifts for his kindergarten teachers, therefore 3 separate posts, one for each teacher. My hubby gave me a chuckle when I told him I was working on another teacher b-day gift. I think his words were like "How many birthdays do they have?" I think he focused more on Jack's homeroom teacher and not realizing there were 2 more teachers making Team Saturn...good thing there are moms to keep these things straight, huh? This was a very quickly thrown together gift bag...can't say I am completely happy with it, but at least it's better than the plain white bag it started out as.

I haven't made a 2-4-6-8 bag in a while and found it to be the perfect little holder for a little birthday chocolate.

Another chipboard coaster Post-It Note Holder and matching pen. This one is covered in Certainly Celery DSP and I FINALLY got around to using my Sticky Letters and Green Micro Beads from the Duo pack. Even though each teacher pretty much got the same items I tried to make each one a little bit different.

I will definitely be making more of these little boxes! It's one of Lauren Meader's templates called the Desk Top Organizer. I have seen this hold pieces of notepaper (as pictured), A2 cards/envies, candy, and even a baby-shirt; talk about versatility. You can find Lauren's templates at:
I used an Avery template for a 4.25x5.5 postcard and printed the Note From XXXXX on my laser printer. I used the Teacher's Pet stamp set and ABC Images stamp set on the lower right hand corner. Hopefully the next time I make these the procrastination bug will have departed my life and I will color in the images for a little extra pop. The monogram was made with the JustRite stamper and borders and layered on a 2" scallop punch. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Got the Flower Pot Bug

Well, it seems I have caught the bug too! Seems everyone is making this adorable flower pot cards. I was really surprised how easy they were to make.

The card on the left is made with Pink Pirouette and will go to my 3 y/o's lead preschool teacher while the Pacific Point goes to his assistant teacher.

On the back of the insert I have attached a little envelope to hold a cash gift. The children will present the cards tomorrow at their end of the year class party. There are a ton of tutorials and examples on line for these cards so try your hand at making some...I think they can become addictive! Thanks for looking

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Back At Last!

It has been quite a while since my last post. I've been busy working on a scrapbook elements swap and coming up with an idea for 120 invitations! This needed to be a Hollywood themed invitation for another teacher appreciation luncheon. Hopefully the above photo will fit the bill...filmstrip and stars. Thanks to my ridiculously large Sizzix die collection I was able to make quick time cutting the filmstrip (not really as it probably took an hour PLUS to cut 120 of them)and of course the stars were punched with the SU! punches. I did adhere the stars with dimensionals for a little pop. My next project is to to come up with a party favor to coordinate with the invitation. I was thinking along the lines of the new SU! Matchbox Die filled with nuggets, but I think that will be too time consuming and costly for their budget. Then I had an "aha!" moment just a little bit ago. Now I am leaning towards making Hershey bar wrappers with the Walk of Fame motif. Once I figure it out I will do another post. Until then...happy crafting!!