Holy cow! It's been a long time. Funny how life has a way of prioritizing itself for you, isn't it?! We've been so busy lately with ball games (soccer, t-ball, and softball) and I've been working most Saturdays so all that seems to push blogging right down to the bottom of the priority list. I have managed to get some crafting time in though.
I know the end of the school year has passed for most folks but I wanted to show you the gifts I made for my kids' teachers. I took this idea directly from Betsy's blog. I loved the idea the moment I saw it and I must say they turned out quite darling. I'll definitely be trying this one again - so cute for holding gift cards! Even DH said they were neat, which is much higher on the compliment list than, "that's nice, dear." lol
I used the PTI large glassine bag and folded it in half. Then I measured the tag that my gift card was going to be on and sewed two straight lines so that they form a pocket on the front of the card. I then cut a piece of paper for the front; this ruler PP is from Cosmo Cricket. Seemed appropriate for a teacher card. :)
Here's the inside of the card. I had some leftover "school" PP so adhered that to the inside and had the kids write a note to their teacher. We were in a hurry and against my better judgment I had my kindergartner just start writing without thinking it through and writing it on scratch paper first so that he could just copy it. This is what I get - lots of scribbles! :) Hope his teachers don't mind!
Lastly, I put the card inside a large glassine bag, topped with a scalloped strip that had been stamped with arbitrary letters from Outline Alphabet. Doesn't that look like chalk on a chalkboard? I know teachers don't use chalkboards anymore but, alas, I don't know how to make it look like a "smart board." :~) A pretty gingham ribbon and it's good to go.
I don't know if anyone is still checking my blog since it's been so long but, if you do, thank you so much! I hope to post again soon - many cards and even a few scrapbook pages I'd love to share with you. Have a great day!