Saturday, June 6, 2009

Busy Week

Man, it's been a busy week. It was my older son's last week of Kindergarten and my in laws have been in town. Hasn't left much time for creating. But I did take the chance to use some retiring Washington Apple Designer Series Paper to make a few cute creations.

This was for Stampin' Addict's sketch challenge 14. The sketch was inspired by a card in the 2008 Spring Summer Collection book. I used the square punches too which was part of the accessory challenge over there too. (Love it when I make something that fits more than one category.)

Then on Thursday, I set out to make my son's teacher an end of the school year gift. Nothing like the last minute since Friday was the last day of school. I modified Becky Roberts' Milk Carton holder to make it a bit wider and taller. I filled it with things that might help her enjoy her summer vacation a little more: a water bottle with a Crystal Light Drink Mix; sunscreen, bug spray, lotion, a blockbuster gift card, and a little fan. I also modified the milk carton pattern to make it taller so I could fit in more of the teacher's favorite candies: Reese Peanut Butter Cups. I hope she liked how it turned out.

Card Recipe (all Stampin' Up!):
Colors: Riding Hood Red, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue
Designer Series Paper: Washington Apple
Stamps: Say it with Scallops
Accessories: Ribbon, Clips, Flower Brads

Teacher Gift Recipe (all Stampin' Up except for contents):
Colors: Riding Hood Red, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue
Designer Series Paper: Washington Apple
Stamps: Lazy Days Wheel (Occasions Mini Catalog)
Big Shot: Flowers, Daisy #2 Bigz Die
Accessories: Ribbon and button


Sara said...

This is an awesome teacher gift, Paula! I was a bad mom and didn't do any this year. Logan had 5 different teachers for preschool. I didn't think I could just done a gift for his "main" teacher, so I just didn't do any! But this is darling!!!

Dixie Finn said...

What a wonderful gift. I wish I would have gotten something like this. You are very talented. I would love the dimensions for the larger size milkboxes/holder.

Krista said...

what a great idea!!!!! This might be doable for the boys teachers! Guess I'll have to break down and get the template since |I just don't have time to figure it out :)

Missi said...

Wow! It's darling! I'll bet she'll love it.

Anonymous said...

That is so darling! What a super idea for a gift!

Elizabeth said...

so very CUTE!