Saturday, May 23, 2009

Gifts for Campbell's Teachers

We have had a crazy few days here - with the usual goings on, end of school activities for Campbell's school, and a bit of exploring too. Craft time this week has been taken up with a little gift for the two lovely teachers from Campbell's class. After much umming and ahhing I decided to go with a little folder of cards each - inspired by one seen on Mykeesha Byl's blog. Not forgetting, a matching pen...

As mentioned in the previous post I decided to stick with the very lovely, and retired, ginger blossom papers and matching (retired) in colours - groovy guava and river rock, with a bit of vanilla and rub red thrown in.

The front of the folder was decorated with a piece of the patterned paper, layers of cardstock, and some punched out, layered flowers. I love how, with different combinations of colours and positioning of the punchies, you can get so many different looking flowers. Some of the petals, punched from river rock, were cut off, folded in half, and then attached with a stampin dimensional to give a bit more of a leaf look. That middle flower was also popped up on dimensionals.

I kept the inside of the folder unadorned. I decided that when it is filled up with all the cards it is busy enough. The ribbon works, not only as a closure for the folder, but also to keep the cards and envelopes in place, inside the folder.

The teachers really seemed to like their gifts, and were suitably impressed that we had gone to the trouble to make them ourselves. It really does go to show how a simple hand made gift is better than a bought one (almost) every time!

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