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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Teacher Thank You Gift

Here's a little thank you card and gift that I put together for a teacher at our school who really handled a rough situation expertly.  I wanted to show her my appreciation, so I came up with these small, inexpensive things to express my thanks.

First, the card:
This is a custom note card that I made for myself (yes, I am Lori Martin).  I didn't decorate the front of them, because I wanted to be able to customize them depending on the occasion.  For this one I stamped the border and sentiment from My Creative Time's "Small Talk" stamp set.  I then cut that Kraft square out and tied the twine around.  If you haven't visited Annie's Paper Boutique, the home of Trendy Twine then you should check it out.  I have to admit, I am in love with twine!  It's popping up on all my projects lately.  I think if I won the lottery, one of my first purchases would be EVERY color they have!  And, if you haven't checked out the amazing products that Miss Emma has over at My Creative Time, hustle on over there.  Don't blame me if you become addicted!  I love her products (and I'm not paid to say that!)!!!  I added the apple from the Cricut Preserves cartridge.  I had cut a bunch of these for another project and figured it was a good image for a card for a teacher!  Voila...done!

Then, on to the "gift"...
This is an empty Steel Cut Oats can.  I covered it with the gingham check paper, hot glued the ribbon to the top rim, and added the twine.  I thought it needed a little something more so I found the "ribbon" stamp in a Peachy Keen stamp kit of the month that I had, stamped it, colored it in, and then added the #1 Teacher stamp from another My Creative Time set that I had.  (I think those two stamps are from "My Teacher Rocks" but I'm not 100% sure).  I filled the can with pencils and some red ink pens and called it done.

I hope you enjoyed these projects.  The main message here is that you don't have to spend a ton of money to show appreciation to someone.  I took these to the school this evening and put them in the teacher's mailbox.  I hope she realized that people do appreciate her and what she does for the kids that she teaches.

Go forth and craft!

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