Friday, May 9, 2014

Teacher Appreciation {Coffee Cozy}

Hello friends!  I am back again today to share another gift for Teacher Appreciation.  This is a gift card wrapped in a coffee cozy! I thought it would be a nice treat to give Emma's teacher a gift card to Panera Bread along with a coffee cozy she could use afterwards.
I decided to try and make a little chalk board themed seems to be the "in" thing right now and how fitting for a teacher gift, am I right?  I added a little vellum tag overlay embossed with an adorable apple from PTI's Teach & Inspire stamp set.  The little ribbon is from Hobby Lobby and looks like a ruler.  You sense I am going with a theme right?  I just couldn't help myself!  Anyhoo, I wanted to add a little red apple to the chalkboard tag, but all of my apple dies were too large and I didn't have anything tiny.  Oh well, it turned out pretty nice anyway.
I messed up on the ribbon when I punched a hole through the cardstock, but it was getting late last night and I figured it wasn't that big of a deal.  Don't look to closely ha ha!
This is the coffee cozy....Emma was so thrilled with it.  I was going to sew a button on the top of the apple but decided against it since I was afraid I would ruin it if I messed up.
This little tag on the side just totally makes it!  I love the pop of color.  I hope that Papertrey Ink comes out with some new additions to the Coffee Cozy Die line *hint, hint, wink, wink!*  A girl can dream, right?
As a final ending to Teacher Appreciation Week I made a little card for Emma to write a personal note to her teacher.  As always, she did not disappoint!  She wrote the cutest little note inside and had me in stitches.  I think her teacher will really enjoy reading the card, I know that I did.
This wraps it up for me today.  Thank you for stopping by and visiting!

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink: Teach & Inspire
Ink: Versamark, Fresh Snow Ink
Paper:  Classic Kraft, Black Cardstock, Vellum, Glitter Cardstock: The Paper Studio
Tools:  Big Shot, Papertrey Ink Dies:  Fillable Frames #9, Teacher's Apple, Mat Stack #4, Coffee Cozy Die, Coffee Cozy Details Die, Paper Smooches: Thanks Word Die
Accessories:  Ivory Embroidery Floss, Filigree Embossing Powder-White, Felt: Classic Kraft, Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse, Baker's Twine

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Teacher Appreciation

Hello friends!  As many of you may already know, this week is Teacher Appreciation Week.  I did a couple of little quick gifts for Emma's teacher earlier this week.  I didn't snap any pictures except one really quick on my iPhone before Emma left for school yesterday morning.  I posted it on instagram.  However, this morning before Emma rushed out the door I managed to snap a few pictures of today's teacher treat.  It is a hand soap from Bath & Body Works that I wrapped up in a kraft bag with a cute little topper.  Hope you like it!

 I am absolutely in LOVE with this little Sketched Stars die from Papertrey Ink.  I used the Gold Shimmer cardstock from Papertrey Ink to die cut the little stars.  They remind me of when your teacher would correct your papers and give you a gold star!  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!!  The word "Thanks" is die cut using a die from Paper Smooches.  That is going to become a favorite of mine, I can tell you that right now. 
This topper is very similar to the one I posted here.  I am in love with these toppers, mainly because I can't just make a simple tag anymore!!  I feel that making a variety of different shaped tags and embellishments with all sorts of different textures adds to the presentation.  It really dresses things up without a ton of extra effort.  It is also a great way to use up bits and pieces of your stash!! 

It is not too late to show your hard working teacher a little appreciation for all of their hard work.  There are so many cute, fast and inexpensive ways to show them that you care.  Here are a couple of ideas that I picked for this week:

M & M Teacher Appreciation

You Deserve A Break

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink: Tags-It #6
Ink:  Dark Chocolate
Paper:  PTI Gold Cardstock, Basic Grey Oxford Collection
Tools: Big Shot, Paper Smooches: Thanks Word die, PTI dies: Sketched Stars, Teacher's Apple, Fillable Frames #9, Tag Sale #1, Tag Sale #5
Accessories:  May Arts Jute Twine, Doily, Large Paper Sack: The Paper Studio, Mini Clothes Pin: Wal-mart, Stampin' Dimensionals