Monday, May 22, 2017

End of the School Year Teacher Gift Idea

Hi. The school year is winding down and I wanted to share a teacher gift idea that I'm giving to my son's preschool teachers...

This basket is a summer survival kit and it includes...
-Flower canvas bag (purchased at Target)
-Beach Towel (purchased at Target)
-Nail Polish (purchased at Target)
-Small Fan (purchased at Dollar Tree)
-Water Sprayer (purchased at Target)
-Candy (purchased at Target)
-Water Bottle (with Lemonade Drink Packet inside) (purchased at Target)
-Gift Card to Frozen Yogurt Shop (purchased at Orange Leaf)
-Polka Dot Canvas Bag- "Color Me" Card Kit (I was inspired by Jennifer McGuire's idea HERE and used THESE cards to put inside as well as markers, envelopes, and postage stamps.)

I also created a shaker tag to adorn the baskets....

A closer look...

I cut 8 tags from THIS cardstock using THIS tag die. I stamped the tag with the summer definition stamp from THIS stamp set using THIS ink for a tone-on-tone look. I die-cut a circle from all of the tags using THIS die to create a window and white heat embossed a sentiment from THIS set along the bottom of the tag. I added acetate on top of each circle and stamped the flip flop image from THIS set on top of the acetate using THIS ink. I placed sequins on top of the acetate on the back piece and adhered the decorated tag on top using some of THIS strong adhesive. I adhered the tags on the basket handles with some ribbon.

I hope this inspires you to make a summer survival kit. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.


Friday, May 19, 2017

Double Take: Stretching a Card Design

Hello. I'm sharing two cards today that feature the same card design, but with a few modifications...

For me, the hardest part of the card making process is coming up with the design. I wanted to share how I just changed up a few elements to make two different themed cards. 

First up is the teacher card...

THIS stamp set is so sweet and it made me immediately think of a momma with her baby. However, it also works well for a teacher card. I'm a big fan of spoiling teachers as they take such good care of our kiddos and thought these adorable images would work well. I stamped, colored and cut them out and adhered them to a scene created with THESE papers and THIS and THIS die.

I used THIS teacher word die to go along with the sentiment that I white heat embossed and finished off the card with a couple of THESE clouds as well as a few of THESE flowers. I also added shine to the teacher die using this shimmer pen. Adding these feminine touches is perfect for this theme of card. 

For the Dad card...

I took away the feminine touches and added THIS sentiment (cut with THESE dies) instead. Masculine cards can sometimes be tricky and I think less is more when it comes to guy cards.

I hope this inspires you to tweak your card design to get multiple cards. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.