Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Back to School Teacher Gifts - Lots of Pictures

Hi there. Today is usually the day I share a card or project using the wonderful Biblical Impressions stamps, BUT...I am changing things up a bit this week, and will be sharing a Biblical Impressions project with you tomorrow along with a brand new challenge for the Creative Belli Challenge. So I wanted to share what I made for back to school teacher gifts. I wanted to try something I have never done this year for gifts. I really liked the way THIS altered notepad had turned out, so I decided to make a couple of those. I started with some fun school themed papers (pencils from Cosmo Cricket), and some notepads I picked up at Michael's for $1 each. Well I felt I needed something to add to it...so while I was at Michael's, I also saw these little boxes of tissues. They were in the $1 section also. I just grabbed 3 random letters...since I was going to cover them up anyway. I did try to grab letters that I knew would be left over later (you know the Ws and Xs...lol)Funny thing, after cutting the paper to use for the notebook, the piece that was left was EXACTLY the right size to wrap around the tissue boxes! What are the chances????!!! I guess that was a sign I picked the right thing to go with the notepads...lol. So...off I went to score, fold, glue, and as I like to call it "fix" things. I started by removing the magnets from the back of the notepads. Then I measured and scored the pencil PP according to the size of the notepad. I used scor-tape to attach the notepad to the PP. I left it so there was a light boarder around the pad. Then I made a little inside pocket, which I hope to find some stickers before next week to put in those pockets. I also decorated the front using stickers I had in my room from a couple years ago. Here is what the finished product looks like. And the finished tissue boxes...I was going to add a little tag to these that said "Teacher's Tissues", but I felt they looked good just like this. I used some ruler stickers along the bottom for some embellishment on them though.

Well that is all for now. Thanks so much for stopping by, and be sure to stop by tomorrow to see what I made with a pretty leaf image from Biblical Impressions.

I am entering this in the Cupcake Craft Challenge - Alter it.


Donna said...

Such perfectly altered notebooks and tissue boxes, the teachers are sure to love these! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Cupcake this week :) ♥ Donna x

Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous makes both of them. It's great when the scraps are perfect for a new creation, no small pieces to the growing srap heap!

Many thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Crafts.


Anonymous said...

Wow, this is a fantastic idea!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Jessica, what brilliant altered teacher's gifts. I love the notepads and the tissues boxes look fantastic. Great papers and details. Thank you for sharing with us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x