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!

I used PTI Teacher’s Apple and Take Note to create the cards and notebooks. The inks are StampinUp. If you want to know about anything else, just ask!

8 thoughts on “PRO-crastinator

  1. I think these are fabulous. I would have loved to have received this gift when I was teaching! Pure Poppy is my favorite color.

  2. I LOVE these “packages” – geez, a lovely card, notebook, bookmark (so cute – need to try) and CHOCOLATE to boot. Not to mention personal thank you’s from your kids. There will be some very happy teachers today!

  3. Karen, I am amazed that you could put this all together in one night! It would take me two weeks! ;-D Great job, and I’m sure the teachers were thrilled with their goodies!

  4. I love these! I was wondering, what is that you used for the pen? It looks like a hair elastic? How did you attach it?

    Thanks so much.,

  5. Oh Karen these are stunning!! I just love that little apple motif – that set is on my wish list but PTI keep releasing new sets that I need more!!!!!

    Fabulous gifts, I bet the teachers will go wild.

    Caryn xxx

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