Saturday, September 05, 2009

Back To School

Or, in my daughter's case, to school for the very first time. Today we had a brief conference with Olivia's Kindergarten teacher and got the chance to meet another parent and child in Olivia's class. It was a nice opportunity to talk with the teacher before class starts next Wednesday. I'm full of information, dates, "to do" lists, supplies needed, snacks wanted, and other miscellaneous information that comes with being a parent of a school age kid. This is all so new for all of us, but very exciting!

I decided to make a few teacher gifts for Olivia's Daycare/Preschool teachers where she currently attends. I thought it would be a nice gift for the start of school. But, really, I just wanted an excuse to use my Bind-it-All and make something totally adorable. So everyone's getting these Post-It Note holders:

To make the holder itself, I used two 3.5 inch coasters. I covered the outside (front) with Cosmo Cricket patterned paper, and used Scarlet Jewel cardstock (PTI) on the other side (the side that shows when you open the holder). To embellish the cover, I inked the edges to give a distress look and added a strip of Scarlet Jewel that I stamped with an apple image. I then added the tag embellishment by first stamping it in white ink, adding the "ABC," then coloring the apple with colored pencils. When you stamp in white pigment ink, it gives you a great base for coloring!

It's hard to tell, but I also added some Glossy Accents to the apple, to give it a realistic apple appearance. I really love how this little project turned out! I'm off to make a few more - these will be great gifts throughout the school year. Here's some other gifts I made last year about this time - in case you're looking for back to school ideas.

Have a great weekend! We're enjoying a long weekend and finishing up some organization and shopping before the start of school. It's all getting very exciting (and busy) around here!

Stamps: 2009 Autumn Tags, Fresh Alphabet (PTI)
Ink: Scarlet Jewel, True Black, Vintage Chai & Chamomile, Fresh Snow (PTI)
Cardstock: Scarlet Jewel, True Black, Kraft (PTI)
Patterned Paper: The Boyfriend - Homework (Cosmo Cricket)
Tools: classic circle Nestabilities dies (Spellbinders), Bind-it-All (Zutter)
Other: Post-It Notes, black o-wire, square coasters, foam mounting tape (3M), colored pencils, Glossy Accents (Ranger)


pinefeather said...

what a completely cute post-it note holder! I love the chalkboard look for your image :) love it!

Amy said...

This is darling! I'm sure that all the teachers who receive these will adore them.

Karen said...

These are really cute. Wish I had a bind-it-all. You have made some great things with it.

kim's kreations said...

What an adorable post it note holder!!! Also love the stuff you made last year...don't know how I missed those!!

kolling143 said...

Wow, these are adorable!! Neat will have to put that PTI set in my cart too!

Maureen said...

So cute! As a teacher, I would love these...I'm using sticky notes all the time!! I just found some really cool ones that have an actual picture of a hand on them..."Talk to the Hand" is the name of them...can't wait to use them with my Gr. 3s...they will love them :)

Paula Pascual said...

Brilliant idea and lovely selection of products. Very Inspiring!


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