Monday, December 24, 2012

Teacher and Co-Worker Christmas Treats

Hello!  Just wanted to share with you some goodies I made for Emma's teachers and also my co-workers.  My daughter is in first grade and has a wonderful teacher.  I bought a ruler some time ago, I think it was in September, that I was planning to give it to Emma's teacher for Christmas.  The ruler has her teacher's name engraved on it and wouldn't you know, I forgot to take a picture of the ruler.  The ruler is sticking out of the right side of the bag.  I stapled the bag shut and covered it with a folded doily with a slit in the top to accommodate the ruler.  Anyway, I knew the ruler wasn't enough and I wanted to add a few more goodies to go along with it.  I added some gift cards and sponge candy to complete the gift.  I was packaging all of the treats for my co-workers and Emma's teacher on Thursday night.  Needles to say it was a late night and I could barely see straight by the time I was done.  I snapped some quick pictures on my phone so the pictures are not the best.  I did however edit them with Instagram so they look like they are supposed to be a little grainy and imperfect on purpose. 

The tags were cut using my Silhouette and then I embossed a snowflake from Papertrey Ink's Snowflake Medley on the front.  I also typed up little labels with the To: and From: on my computer and punched them out and adhered them on the inside. I gave all of these little treats of chocolate covered pretzels, caramels and sponge candy to Emma's music, art, gym teachers, classroom aides as well as the secretaries, principal and librarian.  You don't realize how many people come in contact with your little one on a daily basis.  It takes a village I tell ya!  I also gave one to the bus driver along with a gift card.  After all, he transports my precious cargo twice a day, five days a week.  I wanted to him to know how much I appreciate him keeping all of the kiddos safe. 
This little treat was for the Cafeteria staff.  I have visited Emma for lunch and have seen how hard these women work and I wanted to make them a special treat.  I made Rocky Road Fudge and I have to say I wasn't sure how it would turn out since I have never made it before and I was really happy with the end result.  You can find the recipe here. 

Next up:  Co-worker Gifts

We usually don't exchange gifts at work but I just wanted to make a little something for the gals at the office to show them how much I appreciate their hard work.  I love making homemade things and giving them away so I thought this would be perfect.  I made Rocky Road Fudge and packaged it up in little paper sacks stamped with snowflakes from Papertrey Ink's Snowflake Medley stamp set.  I am totally in love with doilies!  Oh and shipping tags...don't even get me started!!  I am putting them on everything and I especially love how they look against the kraft color.  I packaged the fudge in glassine bags tied with baker's twine.  You can't get much more vintage than that!!   I love the simple yet very effective packaging. 

Well that about wraps it up for me today.  I hope you have a wonderful holiday and enjoy your family and friends.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a look....see you soon!


Marlene said...

Love the look Amy! Do you like your Silhouette? I'd like to atch a detailed video, start to finish, on every step to see if I might like one. I'd hate to put the money into something that I wouldn't use. Like some other machine I still have not used.......
Have a wonderful Christmas Amy :)

Amy Papale said...

Thanks Marlene! I do like my Silhouette. YouTube has a lot of videos to help you learn how to use it. That is where I mainly go for help. I still have A LOT to learn!