Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Hi!  Back again with some more projects from the boys' school's Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week.  The first one is a tag I made to go on a package of gum for "bring a treat" day:

Loved using the "You make the World a Better Place" greeting from Starburst Sayings (also available bundled with the Starburst framelits here).  That's inked up in Coastal Cabana ink, and stamped on Very Vanilla Card Stock.  It's die cut with the coordinating image from the Starburst Framelits, and layered onto a die cut piece of Champagne Glimmer Paper.  For the bottom "ribbons," I die cut a piece of Very Vanilla and a piece of Pistachio Pudding using Banner Framelits.  The Vanilla piece, I stamped with the World Map background stamp, which I had inked up with a combination of Pistachio Pudding and Coastal Cabana ink.  I hand wrote my special message on the Pistachio Pudding banner ("Thanks so much for going the EXTRA mile for our kids!"), using a Baked Brown Sugar Stampin' Write Marker.

The next project is a special gift box, which I'd actually altered a while back (the card stock covering the top of the box is Cranberry Crisp, which I think might have been one of the original In Colors for Stampin' Up!?)  Anyway, I wanted to dress up the box a bit, so added a big bloom and some dyed ribbon:


The bloom is made out of Creped Filter Paper, die cut with the Floral Frames Framelits dies, and spritzed with watered down Primrose Petals ink refill.  Flower centers are cut from Daffodil Delight Card Stock, using Fringe Scissors.  The Garden Green leaves are cut with the Blossoms Petals Punch (currently on the Clearance Rack!)  The ribbon is Whisper White Organza, also spritzed with Primrose Petals ink. 
I also put together some special gift bags for "Posh and Pampering Friday."  The bags were from the February 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit (still available, while supplies last, to current Paper Pumpkin subscribers -- you can see which past kits are available here, and if you haven't yet, find out more about subscribing to Paper Pumpkin here).  I added a tag, and filled the bag with a flower bouquet (you might recognize these as similar to the ones I created for Hostess Tea favors) and a paper mache bowl, in turned filled with tea, Earl Grey Tea Cookies, and a gift card:

Hope you don't mind, couldn't resist sharing this photo of Isabella taking time to stop and sniff the flowers:

Hope you are having a great day!  Thanks for visiting!

- Michelle

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