Teacher Gifts, part 1

I normally don’t do big Christmas gifts for teachers, I prefer to spoil them during Teacher Appreciation week. But this year I knew we wouldn’t be around during that time and we had such awesome teachers that I *had* to do something at Christmas time. We miss them something bad right now! *sniff*

Altered Lunch BoxOn to the projects. I’ll post in two pieces – some today, some tomorrow. First up is Mrs. B (third grade). She likes school/office stuff, so I made an altered Lunch Box using some old Stampin’Up! Notations paper. I too love office stuff, so making this box was pure fun for me 🙂 As soon as I saw the paper, I knew I had to use the ‘ruler’ part around the center. The ticket (from the Stamp of Authority set) was added because tickets are a big deal in Mrs. B’s class – you earn them and then can use them for fun stuff – like sitting at the teacher’s desk!

GiftsInside the lunchbox I included a matching post-it note holder, made from an acrylic frame, and a matching beaded pen. Of course for the pen I used the “number” paper….forgetting that once you bead it you can’t read the numbers any more…oh well! I also created a tea-bag book. For the tea-bag book, I used a template by CookieStamper that I found on SCS. The tea cup is from a BlockHead Stamps set.

Note CardsFinally, I also included a set of note cards. I knew I wanted to use the doggie image – my kiddo says Mrs. B. loves her dog. My attempt to make the cards (sorta) match the rest of the ensemble, I added the notepaper background. The dog is colored with Stampin’Up! markers, if you work fast enough, you can get it done without the marker lines.

Altered Lunch Box
Stamps: Office Accoutrement (SU), Stamp of Authenticity (SU);
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU), Cool Carribean (SU), Certainly Celery (SU);
Paper: Notations 2 DSP (SU), So Saffron (SU), white (PTI);
Other: ribbon (various), circle punch, silver brads, chipboard, Take Note? rubons (SU);
Notepad and Tea Bag Book
Stamps: Coffee & Tea (Blockhead Stamps);
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU);
Paper: Notations 2 DSP (SU), Certainly Celery (SU);
Other: pen, beads, acrylic frame, red sticky tape, Celery ribbon (SU);
Note Cards
Stamps: Ruff Day (SU), Crayon (Clear Dollar Stamp), sentiment (Rubber Stampede), Notebook Paper background (CHF);
Ink: Lovely Lilac (SU), Close to Cocoa(SU), Creamy Caramel (SU), Bashful Blue (SU), Noir (Palette);
Paper: white (PTI);
Other: purple ribbon;

3 thoughts on “Teacher Gifts, part 1

  1. This whole set is fabulous, Karen! I especially love the notecards and the way you used the notebook paper backgrounder. Makes me think I need one of those! 🙂
    Thanks for the comment on my blog, too! I do not have special Cuttlebugging abilities – the skinny strip of dots is from a skinny CB folder. I can’t remember the name of the set, but there are five narrow folders in it, including the dots. It’s probably a year old or so. Hope that helps!

  2. great set karen! i am sure it will be treasured for years to come. The teacher is sure to think of your girls and you and all you have done for them over the years 🙂

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