12.19.2007

Teacher Gift



I have been working furiously on gifts, especially gifts for my son's teachers. They both have great teachers this year and I really appreciate all they do! This one is for my kindergartner's teacher, Ms B. I made the tote that I saw on the On Stage Magazine. Then I put three cards that we make at our last group meeting inside.

For the tote, I started with a 10 1/2" x 8 1/2 piece of Designer Series Paper from Notations No. 2 and scored vertically at 1 1/4" from each side and horizontally at 4 1/2" and 6". I cut from the vertical edge on the 4 1/2" and 6" score line to the 1 1/4" score line and then folded the sides up together. The sides overlap, but do not meet the edges.

Clear as mud? That's what I thought...so, I drew up a template:





I punched out some tabs with the Round Tab punch and added some strips of dsp to create the handles. I ran a piece of wide olive grosgrain ribbon up the middle and hung a mini envelope (that I created with the Mini Envelope Template) with some gold cord.


Then I stamped "b" on old olive and cut it out and placed it on my mini envelope and stuck a little thank you note inside.


For the cards we used Apple Cider dsp, Office Accoutrement, the round tab punch, the spiral punch and the scallop punch.


I hope she likes it!


12 comments:

Kathy said...

Super cute!!!! I do admit that I'm a horrible stamper and didn't make things for the teachers, coworkers, etc. . .I think they'll get great Spring gifts :-)

Andrea, said...

Fab teachers gifts, I didn't get round to doing any this year.

bensarmom said...

This is just darling! I'm a teacher and I know I'd appreciate something like this!

Vicki (SCS basement stamper) said...

WOW! This set is gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing the template with us!! :)

CindyB said...

The tote and the card are fabulous!
I really like the design and papers you used - such rich colors. The teachers will love them and thanks so much for telling us how you made them.

Denise ~ said...

Great gifts Elaine! I'm sure the teachers will love them! Thanks for the tutorial too! Great pattern too! Happy Holidays!

Heather said...

Super cute!! Makes me want to be a teacher...

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is a wonderful idea and lovely gift. Absolutely cute.

Hugs
Sister Sandy

Lynn said...

Beautiful! I bet the teachers loved these! I like the way you used the tab punch on the handles.

Melanie S said...

I LOVE this! I'm an earth elements girl and this is right up my alley.

Just me said...

Very cute. I bet they loved it.

Alex said...

Wow!!
This is simply awesome. Thanks for sharing this idea for Teacher Appreciation Week .