Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Teacher gifts

Oh my goodness, it's been over a month since I last posted about my poppies... they've all gone now... just a field full of dead stalks :-(

Anyway, it's the time of year when you have to start thinking about teacher gifts.  Usually ours get a hand made card and a box of chocolates (because I leave everything to the last minute!).  I've tried to make a bit of effort this year as we are extra thankful for the extra work our class teacher and teaching assistants make.  This is because my daughter is partially sighted and needs a bit of extra help (although she is a bit stubborn like her mum and doesn't like accepting it)... anyway going off the point now!  This is what I made

OK, so, what are they?  Bookmarks.... I dabble a bit with jewellery making too, so I had jump rings, the bookmark thingies and beads and bits.  The letters are stamped using a Stampin Up alpha onto shrink plastic and cut out with various scallop punches - square - oval & circle, and then holes punched with the crop o dile (make sure you do it before you heat otherwise you wont be able to!) join them up with jump rings and then hang from the book mark thingy (technical talk)
The card and pouch have been stamped using the two step stamp set called Greenhouse Garden... very effective I think, and very easy to do but I do recommend using a stampamajig to position them correctly... the petals have that extra dimension to them.

Thanks for looking


rozzy said...

these are stunning Tara. i love them, esp the book marks. what a great idea. I really love that stamp… its on my wish list!! I'm sure they will be well appreciated. the puches are such a perfect shape and size too. well done
hugs rozzy xx

Cathy said...

they are gorgeous i love them x

Linda said...

Love those bookmarks Tara xx