As promised in my last post, here are the gifts that I made for my big girl's teachers this year. She had a lovely classroom teacher and also a wonderful Teacher's Assistant, so I made them both a little gift as a thank you for a great year of school.
In fact, it was a bit of a bundle of gifts, the first being a personalised notebook that you can see towards the left at the back.
I picked up some gorgeous Crumb Cake coloured spiral bound books from a shop called Typo when we were in Sydney earlier in the year, as I like to keep a stash of alterables in my stamp room cupboard.
They were perfect for this purpose and I love how they turned out - the same but kind of different...
The little apple-looking thingamy that you can see in the front left of the first picture is a bit of a fun take on the old "apple for the teacher" saying.
It's actually a little notepad that opens out into this little piece of delight...
Isn't it adorable?! I got them from a very sweet online shop called Kawaii for You - kawaii meaning "cute" in Japanese and a very apt store name, let me tell you.
Go there at your own risk and don't say I didn't warn you...
The final inclusion was a bag of chocolates with a flocked DSP topper from the recent Christmas Bundle promotion and jaunty Christmas tag.
Some stampin' tips for you...
- Use Crystal Effects to give your punched out characters some extra dimension
- Use your scraps of ribbon to tie onto the spirals of notebooks for some added co-ordination and texture
- The Basic Pearls make cute eyes for the Two-step Bird punch!
- Get some of the beautiful Crochet Trim from the Summer Mini - instant vintage gorgeousness for any project!
Don't forget that the December Frenzy promotion is still happening and it's a great time to get some fabulous products at even more fabulous prices! The promotion runs only until December 29, so if you'd like to take advantage of any of the special offers contained within, be sure to contact me!
Well my handsome man has the next few days off work, just in time for Christmas, so we're planning some serious family time, starting tonight as we head out to check out some of the beautiful Christmas lights around the Perth suburbs!
I hope your lead up to the big day isn't too frenzied...
"Teacher Gift Books" Stamps: Just Perfect Alphabet Paper: Naturals Ivory, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Basic Black, Elegant Soirée DSP Ink: Early Espresso Accessories: Top Note die, Victoria crochet trim, Two-step Owl punch, Two-step Bird punch, Crystal Effects, Stampin' Sponges