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Friday, May 22, 2009

Teacher's Gifts

Today is the last day of school around here. Unbelievable that I will have a 4th grader and a preschooler! And still one in tow to go ;-)


I've been busy this week putting together some teacher's gifts that were 1. inexpensive and 2. easy to make. I thought about these bags I had seen from The Digi Chick and all the big scraps of patterned paper I had and off I went to printing. I printed 10 bags on different cardstock. I found working in an assembly line worked best for this project as I was doing so many.


Simplicity was the way I went with these, no stamping, no elaborate decorations, just paper and a ribbon. I did stamp and decorate the cards that were included with coordinating paper from the scraps leftover after cutting out the template. I think they turned out well and only took me 2 nights to finish them up. I filled them with candy. These bags were for my 2 little one's teachers at daycare.

After finishing these bags I needed something a little more for my son's teacher who has been fantastic this year. I had already made her a gift for teacher's appreciation week so wanted to do something a little different and has some left over candy to use. I mean, I can eat some good chocolate, but I can only eat so much in one day ;-)

This bird house was the perfect choice and I already had a template printed and ready to cut that my wonderful friend Pam had put together for me with the instructions in case I hadn't already seen it. Of course Nichole's work is superb and her bird house looks so real. I like mine a lot but it doesn't look as good as hers but that's okay, I am different and I like that.

Hope all the teacher's enjoy the goodies! And here's to starting off the summer with an active 9 yr old with a broken arm.


11 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Great gift packaging Kim! Love the updated family photo. Hope your son heals quickly!

Stefanie said...

These look awesome Kim! I love the paper you used. It needed no further embellishment which is totally awesome. The birdhouse came out super cute too! All of the kids' teachers are going to love these!

Robin Merriman said...

Super cute, Kim! The teachers will be thrilled!

Mimi said...

Hi Kim!
You had asked where I got the sentiment on the card I used for KWerner Color Challenge and I wanted to let you know it is a stamp from Amuse. Their website is www.amuseartstamps.com
Thanks for your kind comments! By the way, I think your birdhouse turned out LOVELY!
Mimi

Ida P. Krause said...

Fabulous projects that I'm sure the teachers will love. - Cute photo of you and the kids too.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Terrific idea Kim! These bags look great! Love the birdhouse too! :D

Kristen said...

I can;t believe you guys are alrady out of school. We don;pt get out for another month.
Awesome projects. They turned out wonderful.

Silli said...

Thats great Kim, love the giftpackaging! Hugs from Silke

Connie said...

Vrey cute idea!

Jan said...

Very nice teacher's gifts and the birdhouse is SO sweet, love how the front looks like siding!

Margaret R said...

What great projects for teacher's gifts! That birdhouse is fabulous!(and yummy!)

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