Thursday, June 23, 2011

teacher gifts and wrap...

Wow. June, where have you gone? Just yesterday it was May. There have been field trips and field days and Kindergarten graduations, field hockey lessons, Father's Day, Donuts for Dads at school, my 40th birthday, Kati's 6th birthday, dentist appointments, cheerleading meetings, class parties. I just can't believe all that has gone on so far this month!

Yesterday was Kati's 6th birthday. It was their last whole day of school. Today they have a 1/2 day and tomorrow is her birthday party with her friends! We have had cake with family over Father's Day weekend for her, snack at school for her birthday, then yesterday we had cake at home with her on her "real" day. Tomorrow we'll have a party at the park with her friends! Four birthdays - what a spoiled little girl. But, I do have to say she deserves every minute of it! I'll post pics and such soon!

Really quick, I wanted to share the teacher gifts I put together. Taylor is in 5th grade and has 5 teachers and Kati had 1 (great one!), so I couldn't go overboard on the price of the gifts unfortunately and didn't want to leave anybody out. I found some beautiful necklace and earring sets at Kohl's for the female teachers on sale, and they came in the cute jewelry boxes, so I had fun dressing them up.

I added a piece of scrapbook paper to the top (Pebbles - Floral Lane - Sweet Thoughts paper), wrapped a doily around the boxes and taped the doily together on the bottom of the box. Next came the Twinery twine, then I had some Jenni Bowlin stamped butterflies lying around from another project, so I clipped them onto the package with little clothespins. First, I painted the clips with acrylic paint, just a swipe with my finger, then stamped on them when they were dry with Papertrey Ink stamps. "Heartfelt thanks" and "just for you" are from the Mat Stack 3 Collection.

On the cards, I used the "thank you" from Think Big Favorites #4, the leaves were stamped with Turning a New Leaf, then I made hearts from the yellow Papertrey Ink felt. This card below is very similar, except I added a stamped border from Ribbon Tails. I had to make this card larger to fit a gift card inside for Wendy, our bus driver. (Ink is Pure Poppy and Hawaiian Shores.)

This one is very similar, just a slightly different color scheme going on. I made the little roses from seam binding.
The last one uses Pebbles - Floral Lane stickers. You are probably wondering why I didn't do all of them with the big red butterflies. Originally, I was going to and then...I couldn't find the butterfly stamp in my mess of a desk!


I hope the teachers like them and feel appreciated for all of their hard work.

 

25 comments:

Susan said...

The gift wrapped packages are beautiful, almost too beautiful to open!! Love the cards too.

Lisa said...

Danielle these are all so pretty & charming. I'm sure the teachers will appreciate all of the love & time you put into them!

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

Danielle your work is always so beautiful :) very inspiring and this is just beautiful too, love the colours and elements, love everything :) x

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

So pretty! Love the idea of finding cute jewels to adorn the teachers! The packaging is amazing and I'm sure they'll love it! So sweet!

Sarah Martina said...

Oh goodness how SWEET is this?! Love it, Danielle! And I'm quite sure Taylor's teachers will too! :)

Gisele Pasquini Cavassin said...

Your work is always beautiful, love it! Everything is so sweet!
Kisses from Brazil

justsomestuffimade said...

Gorgeous gift wrap ideas, and coordinating cards!
I had to smile when you said you mislaid your butterfly stamp amid your craft desk - I thought that just happened to me ;)
Rx

jamie said...

what's not to like?
these are gorgeous.
~j

Gina said...

If I were a teacher, I would certainly feel loved and appreciated by receiving such a beautifully wrapped package! They're lovely!!!

Charlene said...

Oh Dani these are so sweet!!! Those teachers are going to LOVE this wonderful little packages :-)

Bonita Rose said...

these are utterly fabulous. Love the colors u chose.. perfection!

Sarah Jacqueline said...

I wish I could be one of these teachers! Haha. SO beautiful! I love all of the color schemes!

Heather Innusa said...

Beautiful gifts for lucky teachers!! Such wonderful - ways to dress up the gifts. You amaze me on a daily basis with your uuuuuuber creativity.

Anonymous said...

WOW>..you are really good with cards. Now I know where to go when I need a good card idea. Your cards are beautiful.

Louise

Karen said...

Just gorgeous! I'm sure they were thrilled to get such beautiful cards and packages.

KC said...

Very nice projects. I love the colors you used for all of these.

alexandra s.m. said...

Beautiful Danielle!
TFS~

Valentina said...

Adorable! What a sweet idea...

lynn said...

darling, just darling! love the seam binding roses:)

Trece said...

These are really wonderful - each package is a gift in itself!! So extremely creative. I am hoping to get into card making, and I know I can learn a lot from you!!

Julie Campbell said...

Oh my! I bet every teacher LOVES you! These are just the most beautifully packaged gifts! So much to be inspired by!

Elizabeth said...

These are gorgeous and I am sure they LOVED them! The packaging as well as the gift is a simply beautiful idea!
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Jennifer said...

wow, too pretty to open!! :)

Cris said...

Stunningly beautiful... These are darling, and I love how you used what was "lying around".. I'm sure the teachers LOVED these sweet little gifts and how they were presented. You are such an inspiration! xoxo

Laura B. said...

these are just so beautiful!!!