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I decided to take the Spring theme to the class room, today. Since we are wrapping up our last month of school for my boys, it's the perfect time to create a sweet little appreciation gift for the teachers. We are blessed to have some amazing teachers in our schools. The elementary school especially has been fabulous and thankfully all three of my boys love school and I really give a lot of credit to their teachers for that. This year has been extra special for us and our second grader. All three of my boys have had the privilege of having the same teacher. We love her and it makes me a little sad to know that this will be our last go with her. I decided to make her a little heart-felt gift.
I'm all about ease when it comes to these kinds of gifts. Use what you have and make something handmade. I pulled out one of the awesome gift box dies that Reverse Confetti carries. I used the cool Treat Tote Confetti Cut for my box. Simply cut two and adhere them together. Before I adhered mine together, I added a little stamping detail with the Class Act stamp set, So Many Stars, and Whole Lotta dots.
I then used the coordinating Class Act Confetti cuts to create a notebook panel to look like a chalkboard. I cut the small rounded rectangle from dark grey card stock and embossed the notebook stamp with white embossing powder. I then used a sponge dauber to added some "chalk" with white ink. I topped the panel with the apple die and tab die from Class Act Confetti Cuts. One silver glittery star from Oh, My Stars was added at the last minute. I love it.
Once I had my box complete, I needed something to go inside of the box. The larger rounded rectangle die from Documented fits perfectly inside the Treat Tote Box! I decided on a set of hand stamped note cards. Again, keeping the design simple and basically the same on each card made for a quick assembly. I changed up the stamps and colors to give some variation while giving the cards a "set" feel. I then packaged them up and added them to a cello bag tied up with some twine. I used the Class Act,Winning, and Fancy Word Coordinates stamp sets to create my cards.
The finishing touch to the gifty is a fun pom pom pennant. I made one of these paper straw pennants during release week, but this time I decided to add a sweet Tassel to the top. It was so fun to make. I love how easy the Tassel Die is to work with. I cut 5 pieces of tissue paper, folded them over some twine and fluffed it up. I then tied it around the top of the straw.
I used the just released Layered Banner Duo Confetti Cut to make my pennant. I then stamped some Limelight polka dots with Whole Lotta Dots and then added a #1 from Winning!
Here is another look at all the parts of the gifty.
Thanks for hanging with me today. I hope you are inspired by my project and feel motivated to make a handmade gifty, soon. I'll send you on your way, Susan's blog is up next. Don't forget to leave comments along the way for a chance to win.
Have a great Tuesday!