Saturday, May 24, 2008

Teacher Appreciaton Gifts

These turned out SO stinkin' cute!!! I decided, some time ago, that I was going to make teacher appreciation gifts for the kids to give to their teachers at the end of the shool year. I got the template for the post it note holder from Dawn Griffith and I ADORE these things!!! They were super easy to make. I found the mini gel pens at Staples yesterday, which is also where I bought the jumbo paperclips to make the bookmark from. I used the 'Tart & Tangy' stamp set and colored directly on the stamp using my SU! markers before stamping the image on Whisper White cardstock. I stamped directly over that image using Versamark and then added Iridescent Ice embossing powder before heat setting. I punched the image out using the 1 1/4" circle punch and matted it on a piece of Wild Wasabi cardstock punched with the 1 3/8" circle punch. Those two pieces were adhered to Real Red cardstock, which was punched using the scalloped circle punch. I added the white dots to the scallops with my Signo Gel Pen. I added a piece of 'East Coast Prep' designer series paper to my post-it holder and then added the scalloped image using Stampin' Dimensionals. I punched two holes at the top and ran a piece of Wild Wasabi double-stitched ribbon through and tied it in a knot in the front. (Click on photos to view larger images)

The bookmark was made by using a piece identical to the one on the front of the post-it note holder. I made two of them and adhered them to each side of the paperclip using Stampin' Dimensionals. The last step was tying a piece of Wild Wasabi double-stitched ribbon around the clip. Too cute!!!

My flowers are in full bloom. The tulips and jonquils, and azaleas have come and gone, but the roses, wild strawberries, and mock orange are here. I planted two climbing rose bushes next to our patio last year. They did well last year, but didn't have nearly as many buds as they do this year. Between the two bushes, there are over 35 buds on them right now. Here are a couple of the ones that have already bloomed.

I wasn't sure how wild strawberries would taste, but they looked just yummy, so I tried one. They are much more pretty than tasty!! They weren't bad... just didn't have any flavor. I'll just have to enjoy their beauty while they're here!

This is the mock orange, as is the next close-up photo. The flowers are absolutely gorgeous and smell wonderful!
Thanks for visiting today!! I'm going to go work on my Father's day cards for the upcoming class on Thursday night. Enjoy your holiday weekend!! Toodles!

1 comment:

Bella Rose Creations said...

Beautiful Teacher Gifts. I didn't know you could eat wild strawberries...I pull them up each year (they have invaded one of my beds) and I did taste them once. I agree...all seeds, no flavor.

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