Monday, June 6, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Week - Day 5

  So I've resorted to 2 blog posts today just to try to catch up so I can start showing some of the projects I've been doing recently!  Here is the last of the 5 projects I made for the preschool Teacher Appreciation Week.  We decided to cap off the week with a gift card for each teacher (and no, they didn't get a $50 g.c. each...the one in the photo is mine that I got for my birthday.  It was all I had when I was taking the photo!).  Of course if you're a stamper you can't just stick a gift card in an envelope and call it a day.  You have to make it pretty and coordinated and accessorized!  So to match the rest of the Teacher Appreciation Week projects I made this fun gift card holder.
  How cute is this??  It was really easy to make with the Big Shot and the Top Note die.  First I cut a Top Note out in Peach Parfait cardstock, then I cut another one out in Sunny Garden DSP and cut it right in half.  I stamped the A to Z stamp on the Peach Parfait Top Note with Peach Parfait ink.  It's hard to see in this photo but it was a nice little touch to keep the back from being boring (and a side note: I think my DH fixed our camera tonight so hopefully the pictures will be greatly improved!  Who knew there were so many little screws holding a digital camera together??!!).  Then I used my Tombow glue and just did a small little line all the way around the back of the half DSP Top Note, just around the edge by the small cuts.  I adhered it to my big Top Note and it creates a nice little pocket once the glue dries.  Just perfect for a gift card wouldn't you say?

  Once my glue was dried I wrapped a length of Poppy Parade stitched poly ribbon around the middle and attached the ends together with a Pear Pizzazz Glimmer brad.  I stamped the "Thanks" from the Sale-A-Bration set So Happy for You in Peach Parfait and punched it out with the scallop oval punch.

  And just a quick comment about the projects I did for the Teacher Appreciation week...I only used 1 pack of Sunny Garden DSP and not even a full pack of Poppy Parade and Peach Parfait cardstock.  I made 14 of each project time 5 days so 70 items total.  That just goes to show how many things you can make out of 12 sheets of DSP, some cardstock and a few embellishments!  

  Thank you for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: A to Z, So Happy for You (Sale-A-Bration)

Ink: Peach Parfait

Paper: Peach Parfait, Sunny Garden DSP, Whisper White

Accessories: Top Note Big Shot die, Glimmer Brads, Stitched Poly ribbon, scallop oval punch


  1. Great idea for a gift card holder! I love the colors too.

  2. Wow! Perfection - bet they loved these!!!


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