Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Teacher Gifts

In Texas it is customary to give small gifts to your child's teacher at Christmas and Teacher Appreciation Week.  So if you have a child in school in Texas chances are you are always looking for small meaningful gifts to give your child’s teacher.  Most items stick to movie gift cards to office supplies to help supplement the classroom budget.
I have a friend of mine that is looking for some unique teacher gifts this year.  The district is Lovejoy ISD and their mascot is the Lovejoy Leopards.  She thought of monogram cards for each of her daughters teachers.
My first thought to be honest was that I have been a scrapbooker since 2001 and NEVER thought to make any of Kaela’s teachers handmade cards! 
I am such a bad Mom!  Smile 
Michelle is not a scrapbooker so she asked me to help her in this department and make the cards. COOL BEANS!  Off to Pinterest I go (hee hee).
I found this original design from Pinterest (http://tayloredexpressions.blogspot.com/)
Pink Monogram Card
It is stunning and would be easy to mass produce.
  Did I mention that I am making 6 sets of 5 cards each.  Each set will have the teachers initial stamped on the card.  I also have never made a card using black cardstock so this would make it interesting for me also. 
Here is the sample that I came up with using the original as my inspiration.
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Of course the leopard print animal paper and the embossing folder are not CTMH products but the cardstock, stamps, and red shimmer trip are all CTMH.
Because the card base is black I am also making a card liner that is made from Bamboo cardstock.  I need to keep the cards as flat as possible because postage is getting expensive.  To finish off each set I am going to make cute little boxes to put each set in.
I am having a ton of fun making these cards.
Here is the supply list for all of the CTMH Items used:
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$14.50 1386 (Single color, 24 sheets per package.)
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$14.50 1272 (Single color, 24 sheets per package.)
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$14.50 1301 (Single color, 24 sheets per package.)
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$4.95 Z1848 (5 yards)
The monogram stamp is a retired set Baroque Alphabet set E1006
Here is to hoping that the teacher love them.

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