Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Teacher Gift

When I was thinking about a project to create for today's post, I thought a teacher's gift would be a cute idea and something that I'll be needing soon! This is a card and a box containing some supplies for a teacher. I used the A Year of Sweets 3 and A Year of Sweet Sentiments sets. The box I used is the Window Box that you can find at Taylored Expressions. I used the Distressed Stripes Cuttlebug folder on the lid before assembling the box, and then I added a little frame around the window with Plain and Scallop Oval Nestabilities and some acetate behind the window. Here's a view of the inside of the box.

I put a sticky note pad, paperclips and push pins in the box. If you notice, I created a little divider to separate the paperclips and push pins. I cut a 4 1/2"x 1 13/16" piece of green cardstock and scored it at 1 1/2", 2" and 2 1/2".

Glue the "mountain" fold together and attach inside the box and add sticky notes, push pins and paperclips.

As far as the frame around the window in the box, I used two Plain Oval Nestabilites for the outside part of the frame and Scallop Oval and Plain Oval Nestabilities on foam dimensionals for the inner part of the frame. If you've never made a frame using your Nestabilities, it's really very simple. Just take two different sized dies that nest (along with the paper and cutting pads) and run it through your die cutting machine according to the instructions for your particular machine. Here is a picture of how the dies should look before going through the machine.

I use a Cuttlebug, so the dies would actually be ridge side up. (They're pictured ridge side down so that you can see how they are nested). For the Cuttlebug, your sandwich for cutting would be Plate A, Plate C, Spellbinders dies ridge side up, paper/cardstock, Plate B.

And there you have your teacher gift set! If you haven't tried the favor boxes available at Taylored Expressions. . .trust me, you will LOVE them! They make an adorable little project quick and simple!

SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- A Year of Sweet 3, A Year of Sweet Sentiments (Taylored Expressions); Ink- Tuxedo Black, Versamark (Tsukineko); Paper- Prism, Dark Chocolate (PTI); Accessories- Copic markers, double stitched grosgrain in Wild Wasabi (SU), Distressed Strips Cuttlebug folder (Provocraft), Plain Oval and Scallop Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders)


{pam} said...

what an awesome teacher gift!!! as a teacher . . . let me tell you that i always truly appreciate gifts like this . . . but so rarely get them. i don't seem to have creative mom's in my classes . . . LOL! i am sure the teacher who recieves this gift will greatly appreiacte it!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my word, you are BRILLIANT!! Love this box. What a great idea and so beautifully done.

The Gingerbread Gal said...

Wow! This is a great gift idea. Love it! So Cute! TFS!
:) Rachel

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is ingenius Charmaine! What a totally wonderful gift for a teacher! Simply LOVE this!!

Dawn Easton said...

Such a cute idea Charmaine! I love giving little gifts like this! Adorable!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

What a neat idea Charmaine! I love the way you've separated the little "pockets" too cool and so cute!

Pam said...

Great idea, great tutorial. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for the chance to win some goodies too.