Friday, May 22, 2009

It's Summer Time!!- Teacher's Gifts

ETA: Ok I know I posted this a couple of weeks ago, but I found this challenge to make card's for teacher's over at Fun Frilled. So I knew this project was perfect for it! I didn't want to repost the same project, so I just edited this one, I hope that still counts! Thanks for looking! :)

Hey Everybody! Sorry that it's been almost a week since my last post. It has been a crazy week! My kids are officially out of school for the Summer! They passed the TAKS test and the end of the year tests to get out 2 weeks early. They just started that this year, and all the kids who didn't pass or that need more help, will stay 2 more weeks, for more one on one time. My son will go to the 3rd grade and my daughter goes to Jr. High (6th grade). :( We have a tradition in our family with the girls, that you have to wait until the Summer before the sixth grade to shave your legs. Well we hit a milestone in our lives this week, because we let our daughter shave her legs the night before her last day of school! (I know that sounds kind of cheesy, but it means our little girl is growing up!)

Anyway on to crafty stuff, since it was their last day of school yesterday, I needed to make gifts for the teachers. I know I could buy something, but I would rather make it! I thought about it for awhile and came up with these simple note cards. I figured they could use them next year. My son has one teacher and my daughter has three, so I made each of the 4 teacher's, a set of 20. I stamped them with the wood grain stamp (that I LOVE), how do ya'll stamp those big stamps? I had to step on it, to stamp evenly, (is that weird)? I typed the words on the computer and printed it out on notebook paper, and stamped an apple on each one and stapled them to the card. I thought the staples looked teachery. (do you like that word?) :) I made the cards to fit in a cd/dvd envelope. I bought the cd/dvd envelopes at WalMart, they were 100 for $6.00. I took the envelope box apart and traced the template on poster board and cut it out, to make a box to hold the note cards in. I used the red sticky tape to adhere it, stamped apples on it, and cut out a window in the front, so you could see the cards inside. I only made boxes for two of the teacher's and the other two, I just put a rubber band around them and tied a ribbon around it. (I ran out of time.) I started making them Wednesday afternoon, I had to stop and go to church that evening. When we got back around 9:00 that night, I started working on them again and quit around 2:00am the next morning. They still weren't finished, so I woke up and finished them that morning and took pictures of them, before I had to go to award ceremonies for my daughter at 9:00am. SOOO it was a busy night, but I think I work better under pressure! :) I also made Thank You cards for them too, and two more for other teachers, using the same design. I put them in kraft gift bags with the teachers name on the front and a simple brown bow. I think they really liked them! So here they are.
Paper- White CS, notebook paper
Stamps- Fall stamps- $ bin at Target, PaperTrey Ink- Mixed messages, All night media- wood grain
Ink- ColorBox Chalk Ink- Chestnut Raon, Studio G- red, SU!- brown marker, BIC- green marker
Accessories- staples, brown satin ribbon, red gingham ribbon, cd/dvd envelopes, kraft gift bags
Have a Blessed weekend!


Dana Gustafson said...

Winter I love these! What perfect teacher gifts! I've yet to do my gifts for the girls' teachers and have this week and next to make a decision...your idea has totally helped! Thanks for sharing and PS, I step on that woodgrain stamp too ;)

Sheila said...

Hello Winter! I just wanted to tell you THANK YOU for all your support. Also I absolutly love your blog. Great job!

Anthonette said...

What a great gift set for teachers. I love the woodgrain!

Angie Tieman said...

Wow! WOw! Wow! I love these!! Total perfection for a teacher, and I'm a teacher so I should know! lol! And yes, I love that word "teachery"!

p.s. Congrats to your kids for doing so well! Way to go!

tg said...

This is SO sweet! I am sure the teacher loved this.

Ann said...

Super cute gifts! As a teacher, I give this project an A+!

Mary said...

Wow! Love these! I have to get busy creating my kids' teachers gifts!

~kelly marie~ said...

These are so amazing!! What a perfect teacher gift!