Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Last week was teacher appreciation week. 
So I made a few gifts for my girls teachers. 
I got a small metal tin & put a travel lotion and hand sanitizer in it. 
Then I included a notebook or post-it note holder. 
Sorry I realized I never took a picture of the final gift, 
but here is the gifts I made.

4" x 6" Notebook with Pen
Sketchbook: 4"x6" (from Staples)
Cover: 9 5/8" x 6 1/8"
Score:  5", 4 1/2", 4 1/8"
Cut: 2 slits 1" apart to hold R.S.V.P style pen (from Staples)
Score: every 1/8" along pen opening, vertically to help it bend evenly.
Note: the score marks are 3/8" and 1/2" to make a larger opening for the larger pen. If using a MINI Pen score 3/8" and 3/8" apart and trim off extra in length. These numbers are just guides to give you an idea of how to make it.

Stamp Set: Close to my Heart - Dreamer Flair
Ink: Close to my Heart - Hollyhock, Honey
Washie Tape

Post-it Note Holder with Pen
I didn't come up with this idea. But thank you to whoever is the original designer because many of us in the crafting world make this wonderful gift, now.

Base: 7 3/8" x 3 1/4"
Pattern Paper: 3" x 2 7/8"
Score at: 3 1/8", 3 1/2", 3 7/8"

Cut 2 slits about 3/4"-1" apart in the middle when the scored section is folded. This will make the pen holder. The 3 1/8" side will be the front of the holder. Use tacky tape or a strong adhesive, put it where the back of the pen holder will be. Fold out the pen holder first. Then put tacky tape or a strong adhesive on the back of the post-it note holder. Put it in the holder then decorate the outside.
I used several Close to my Heart stamps for this project. I stamped them on White Dasiy Cardstock and then cut them all out. Then I laid them out to see how I wanted it to look.

Stamps used to decorate the outside:
(from the Artiste Cricut Collection)
owl - Lollydoodle Cardmaking Workshop (from the Card Kit)
heart & stem - Lollydoodle Cardmaking Workshop (from the Card Kit)
enjoy the little things - Enjoy the Little Things Hostess Rewards 

Other Supplies used:
Ink: Close to my Heart - Lagoon, Hollyhock, Honey, Chocolate

To purchase any of these Close to my Heart supplies, 
click on the item to see it on my website. 

I love to read your comments. 
What are your favorite Close to my Heart Products?


  1. These are super Anglea, I'm sure the teachers loved them!

  2. This is so sweet. I love it. I love this dreamer stamp set.
    Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com


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