Yep, I put the PRO in procrastinator! I’ve been thinking about teacher gifts since school started. But when did I actually start working on them? The night before the last day of Teacher Appreciation week (thanks to Furlough Friday, no school on Friday and so one day less to procrastinate). *sigh* This year I made gifts for 4 teachers. And thankfully all of them are wonderful teachers so I did want to make the gifts.
I made each teacher a set of 6 notecards. Because of the late hour I made all of the cards the same. Though, honestly, if I had thought it out I would not have designed a card that would result in 576 total impressions!
Next up I made covered notepads. I don’t have a lot of stock in my SU stash (because my stock is in Purcellville – hi mom! lol), so I pulled out my PTI Poppy cardstock. I was in luck I had 8 pieces left (I only needed 4)! Plenty to make these covers. I carefully cut the first one and lucky me made it perfectly the first time (never happens). But don’t worry, I made up for it by cutting the next 3 all at the same time – 1″ short!!! Thankfully I had those extra sheets – but now Poppy cardstock is on my next purchase list! I’m not overly happy with these notepads but that is because I designed as I went.
Finally I created these paper clip bookmarks. I was so happy I had dies that would work to do this, that I forgot the PTI dies are not symmetrical, so I wasted quite a few minutes lining up my pile of cut pieces to the die so I could mark them for easier stamping and assembly. Even still they didn’t line up nice. One day I’ll figure out how to do that! Or maybe PTI will see the error of their way and make them symmetrical (but I doubt it, lol). I do like them – but then I love bookmarks!
And no gift is complete without chocolate. I added a little box of macadamia nuts to each package which was simply stacked and tied with a piece of grosgrain. My kids made a thank you card that accompanied the gifts.
ETA: I should have mentioned this, as I think it is a good tip 🙂 I buy my kids’ shoes at discount places. The shoes are held together with little elastic strings. I keep those strings because elastic can be handy in crafting. I used those strings to hold the pens onto the notebooks!
Thanks for taking a peek!