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Friday, June 17, 2011

More Teacher Thank You Cards and Gifts

Well, this was not the post that I thought I was going to post today.  I thought that I would be showing you all a cute idea after the Vancouver Canucks won the Stanley Cup on Wednesday...............but that didn't happen.  The loss here kinda made my post inappropriate............but then again, there must be some Boston fans out there in blog land.  And I know that there are readers that have boys and could use the idea for boys hockey, birthdays, etc (I'm looking at you Dawn Pritchard and Angela McKay hee hee)..........so read to the end, and I'll post the idea there anyways. 


Well, as I mentioned earlier, June is here, and that means lots of Thank You cards and gifts for all those people who do such an amazing job of helping our kids all year long.  I already showed you the cute gift card holders I made for my daughter's dance teachers here.  Now I'd like to show you the cards I've made for my daughter's teacher, and my son's daycare/preschool teacher.

Wooden spools seem to be so hot in paper crafting right now.  I painted one with red craft paint .  The Whisper White card stock has been punched with the Scallop Edge Border punch.  The little black apple seeds are the "left over" bits from the Blossom Bouquet Tripple Layer punch.  I tied everything together with Linen Thread. 

When you untie the thread, you see the message I created with My Digital Studio (MDS)inside:


Products used for this project:

Card Stock:  Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121045)

Accessories and More:  My Digital Studio (118108), Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882), Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch (122464),  Linen Thread (104199), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Wooden Spool, Red Craft Paint.





The cute little card that goes with it is a gift card holder.  I CASED the idea straight from Natasha.  You can see her original Grad Owl card here.  I just LOVED her adorable card and new that I wanted to case it as soon as I saw it.   She added a pack of gum to hers (or money).  I'm going to tuck a gift card into mine. 


Products used for this project:

Stamp Sets: Thank You Kindly (111700), Tart & Tangy (111514) Retiring Soon -- HURRY!

Card Stock: Crumb Cake (120953z), Baja Breeze textured (124265), Basic Black (121045), Chocolate Chip (102128), Whisper White (100730), So Saffron (105118), and Soft Subltes Patterns DSP Stack (117152)

Ink: Whisper White Craft Pad(101731), Chocolate Chip Marker (100071), Old Olive Marker (100079), and Real Red Marker (100052).

Accessories and More: Owl Builder Punch (118074), Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882), 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (1419854), Cork Sheets (119819), Vintage Trinkets (118764), Linen Thread (104199), Stampin Dimensionals (104430), and Sticky Strip (104294).




Kay................here's the cute idea..................I made Stanley "CUP" Cakes for my co-workers in Vancouver on Wednesday since I had the day off, and they all had to work through the game. I baked cake batter into ice cream cups, cut the dome off, turned them upside down, used royal icing to glue on a disc shaped out of fondant.  Then I used edible silver cake decorating dust mixed with alcohol (use vodka or gin) to paint the whole thing.  Everyone loved them.  Hope that helped to ease the loss..............



2 comments:

Natasha Hein

Wow --you casing moi! Feel so special!
Love your card AND super cute apple! So going to CASE it... : )

Congrats on your BIG news you little book worm to be...and I'll see you when I get home!

Hugs.. : )

Angela McKay, Stampin' Up Demonstrator

I love it! Thanks for thinking of me...teehee. I've got the brains of that apple right now and any awesome idea for boys is WELCOME!!!!! I'm off to CASE your teacher gifts now:)