Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Teacher Gift Sets



Hello! I have Caroline's teacher gifts finished! I was up waaaay too late last night, but I just couldn't stop until they were completed!!

You may not know this about me, but I am a teacher by profession. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary and Special Education, and I have a Master's Degree in Elementary Education. I haven't had my own classroom in 16 years, and my profession is now SAHM, but I still love "teachery" things! That's why I have so much fun making gifts for my kids' teachers -- I know how hard they work, and I want them to know they're appreciated! When I saw Kim Hughes' set Making The Grade at Cornish Heritage Farms, I HAD to have it!! All the images used on these gift sets are from that stamp set. And, how perfect is this Summer Picnic paper?!?

The inspiration for the projects came from two places. For the note cards, I cased Valerie Stangle's (11Valerie11) set HERE. I just love her style -- so clean and fun -- and I fell in love with the set she made! I changed it up a little bit by using different images and papers -- but the layout is basically the same. I packaged the notes in a clear box from Papertrey Ink. I've seen the little clipboards around quite a bit, but most recently by Jen Javorsky. I added some little tags and a stamped apple. And yes, I did stamp each one of the sheets with that apple -- I'm insane.

There are so many fantastic teacher projects out there right now -- you don't have to look far for inspiration! I'm off to Caroline's end-of-year picnic this morning -- it's hard to believe her first year of preschool is over! Thanks so much for stopping by today -- have a great day! :)

Stamps: Making the Grade, Lined Paper Backgrounder (CHF) Ink: Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive Cardstock: Bashful blue, Basic Black, Old Olive, Whisper White (SU!) Paper: Summer Picnic (SU!) Other: 4x4 inch chipboard coasters (purchased at All That Scraps), binder clips (Staples), clear box (Papertrey Ink), sticky notes, silver cord, gingham ribbon & striped grosgrain ribbon (SU!), black brads & Real Red brads (SU!), dimensionals

18 comments:

Cyndi Bundy said...

Too cute! And too funny...I just received my first CHF order yesterday which included this set and this backgrounder among other things:) Thanks for some teacher gift inspiration!

Melissa said...

So cute! I love those little note pad holders and plan to make some of my own!

Many Blessings,
M.

Jennifer Ofiana said...

These are great.. I might have to make some of the chipboard notepads for my son's teachers!

Kathy said...

Okay...now ya did it!!! I have been debating on this set and now I know it will be mine before the month end. I also have to have that Eagle (stamp of the month).

Thanks for making up my mind.
~Kathy

Alexandra said...

Really cute Christina - I know she will love them! Perfect gifts, but you would know this being one yourself *wink*

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my Christina! These are fantastic...I'm sure her teacher will adore them! I'm thinking of ordering those stamps too...so handy! We still have another month and a half of school so I have time ;)
Hope you had fun today!

shel9999 said...

Super cute, Christina! I love those little clipboards!

Lynn said...

Oh these gifts are sooooo cute, I really like the lined paper and these chunky little post-it holders! The teachers are going to love them!

Jenna P said...

What great gifts!! Any teacher would love these.. we always need to write notes!!

erinkmckinney (stampininthesun) said...

What an awesome set! I love how you stamped the lined background in blue onto blue!

Julia Stainton said...

Gasp! THese are the cutest!!!! Love it all!

Carolyn King said...

these are fanastic. LOVE both sets---great job. Gotta get working on mine...sigh!

cyndi said...

these are sooo cute! i keep seeing things with the chip board coasters and i just have to get me some! tfs

lori said...

how cute! now i want to make some of those note pad holders.

specialcraftmom4 said...

What a cute set!

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

This is DARLING!! What a great idea!! I should have done something like this for my son's preschool teacher!

Alli Miles said...

When I saw these in the gallery I was like GIRL>>>> you are ROCKIN' this set. I absolutely ADORE the bold colours and thought that went into these. Perfection on all levels.

Valerie said...

Well isn't that the cutest! LOVE the color and papers you've used on your set!