Well … hopefully it's a happy Monday for you. For me? … we'll see. I'm sick as a dog :( Stupid summer colds of stupidness. I fought a good fight alas both kids have been sick recently and I guess this not-sleeping gig impeded my usual steel-clad-resistance to germ warfare. Ugh. My head feels like it weighs 100 pounds (*insert bags of sympathy here please)
So! While I slowly feel my sinuses swell to twice the size of my fist I thought I would continue in my endeavour to get caught up on my project posts! (I'm doing pretty good so far if I do say so myself! *lol*)
Today I'm sharing the gifts I gave to the kids' teachers. Gotta say - these are in my top 3 faves! Of course I HAD to give cards. I ALWAYS give cards - and word is out amongst the teachers. At the start of the year I was informed "we get excited when we find out your girls are in our class because we all love getting your cards". Hee hee - love it! Naturally I couldn't disappoint! I realized I needed/wanted to make 7 batches of gifts - 4 teachers, 2 secretaries and the Assistant Principal. I give 6 cards per … so I need 42 in total! Quick, easy, cost effective and cute were needed for such a large amount. I nailed it! Lookie …
Right - so we have our bases. I need something teacher-y. Note paper! Perfect! BOY did I squeal when I found I HAD a note paper image in my jut-purchased set Tap Tap Tap.
Again, I wanted to keep it quick and cost effective so, rather than popping the layers up with dimensionals, I used some wash tape I found in my stash (actually Rebecca's stash or contraband products!) to tape the layer down and add a little pop of interest (and red) the the project. Here it is again ...
Now. the piece de resistance was how I presented the whole thing.
Check. It. Out.
Ska-WHEEL! Personalized clip boards! I can't take credit for these. My friend Darlene gave me the idea … and made me the apples and names. They are cut from vinyl using her Silhouette machine! I bought the clipboards for $3 each at Walmart and she charged me a minimal amount for her time and vinyl. SOOOOO love the whole thing!
I gave the teachers their gifts a few days before the last day of school to avoid the chaos that is the last-day-of-school. They all loved them! I mean REALLY loved them! I think 3 of them used their clip boards that very day! Epic!!
Of course I couldn't forget the REST of the teaching staff … so I made one more card for the teacher's lounge ...
Same layout but this one was a standard card with Real Red Cotton Ribbon instead of wash tape … and the layers were popped up on dimensionals. I took it in with a BIG tray of apples and dip (as I did the first week of school) and, as happened before, they all but licked the pattern off the bowl of dip *lol*. This Toffee dip is beyond words!!!
1 cup Softened Cream Cheese
1/2 cup of Brown Sugar
2 tsp Vanilla extract
Skor Toffee Bits on top.
Cut apples and soak them in Ginger Ale for a few minutes to prevent them from browning! You ALWAYS run out of dip before you run out of apples. Always! … and I made a double batch of dip this time! *lol*
OK! That's enough rambling for one day! (my battery is low *lol*) Fingers crossed this cold passes quickly! Whatever you get up to today, I hope you have a stampy day!