Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Teacher Thank You!

Welcome to June!! Can you believe it is already June?!!   Look what I made for my child's teacher. It is that time of year again...the end of school. I always try to come up with something special for my children to give to their teachers to show how much we appreciate them.  As you probably already know I have 5 kids and so that can add up pretty quickly. 

So I decided to recycle a box I had around the house. I re-covered it with some fun, brightly colored papers and added a ribbon from my stash. I stamped out a vase of flowers from the French 50's Cafe set from Sheena Douglass' - A Little Bit Scenic collection. I figure what is more perfect to give to your teacher than some flowers - right?

I colored the image with my awesome, ridiculously reasonably priced Spectrum Noir markers. And then I cut a piece of coordinating card stock and the image out with some dies. I layered them and then attached them to the lid of the box and then topped it off with a yellow flower.

I filled the box with some chocolates and then to take it over the top a bit, I made a gift card holder out of a mini paper bag. I used some matching patterned papers and ribbon to decorate it. I stamped out "thank you" in the corner. I found a fun "chalkboard" tag in my stash and layered a fussy cut apple and button onto it and adhered it to the bag. I pulled out one of the cute little clothes pins I have in my stash and went over one side of it with some Versamark ink, then I added some Stampendous Red Dragon embossing powder and heat set it. I wanted it to be sparkly red and it is!!

All there was left to do was to pop a little gift card into the bag and I used my little clothes pin to make sure the card doesn't fall out. I just clipped the card to the side of the bag. Isn't it cute!! I just love how it turned out. I can see me making a ton of these little cuties.    And with 5 kids, it looks I will have to!!  lol

Last day of school is Thursday.  My BFF and her family are coming on Thursday to visit for a nice long weekend!!  Then they leave and my aunt and uncle and some cousins are supposed to arrive the same day and stay for a week.  Then it is my son's birthday.  Next I go on vacation with my hubby and another couple to Oregon and then back home and immediately get in my RV and drive to Oklahoma with 3 of my kids, 3 dogs, a bird and a bunch of stuff!!  Phew!  This month is going to rush by.

Is your month going to be busy too??  I am hoping to get a bunch of scrapping done this next weekend while Denise is here visiting to help tide you all over whenever I am gone this month.  I can't wait to scrap with her!!  So nice to get to scrap together.

You guys know how much I love Crafter's Companion and how much I am trying to grow the Challenge blog so I hope you can find time in your busy schedule to join in on this month's Sunshine/Yellow challenge on the Crafter's Companion Challenge blog. You could be the lucky winner of a $30 gift card to our online store!!

Until next time...happy scrapping!!!


  1. hoi stacy
    wat een leuke snoepdoos dat is erg leuk om te krijgen en daar zal de ontvanger erg blij van worden!
    groetjes van corry

  2. Totally awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. What a gorgeous gift! Wonderful way to re-cycle! Love it!
    Marie XX

  4. What a lovely gift and fabulous card! I'm sure Georgeia's teacher will love it. WOW you are going to meet yourself going out the door this month, hope you take some time to breath.

  5. This is such a fun gift! She is sure to appreciate it! Love the chalkboard tag! Have fun scrapping with your Bestie!

  6. Congrats on the Frosted Designs Win!

  7. Love your gift box!! What a fun gift and love the bag with the tags!!
    IKWYM I cant believe it is already June!! June will be busy once we return from vacay. Thne I have a few more little projects to finish around the house, Then its beach days every Wed, and other summer fun things.
    When we return I will check out the CC challenge see if I can join in I will have a little more scrapping time this month! Thank goodness!!
    Have fun with Denise scrapping!!!

  8. Wow such a fun gift box. I love the flower stamped tag. TFS AJ~