In the Forums

Register

Today's Posts

Search

Get the Weekly
Inkling
newsletter





Previous Issues

Splitcoaststampers's privacy policy

Get Social

Splitcoaststampers on InstagramLike Splitcoaststampers on FacebookFollow Splitcoaststampers on TwitterPit Splitcoaststampers on Pinterest

Sponsored Ads


 
Splitcoaststampers.com - the world's #1 papercrafting community
You're currently viewing Splitcoaststampers as a GUEST. We pride ourselves on being great hosts, but guests have limited access to some of our incredible artwork, our lively forums and other super cool features of the site! You can join our incredible papercrafting community at NO COST. So what are you waiting for?

Join the party at Splitcoaststampers today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-14-2009, 03:04 PM   #1
Embossing Fanatic
 
make'n'take's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Alberta canada
Posts: 59
Default Teacher Gifts

I was just trying to get ideas to make the children teacher's this year for year end. I don't know if you do that where you are but it is coming close here and my kids are asking. Any suggestions?
make'n'take is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2009, 03:05 PM   #2
Stazon Splitcoast
 
creatingisfun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 13,001
Default

I did some cute little backpacks from a template I found here
__________________
Martha
BLOG
ZIBBET
creatingisfun is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2009, 03:24 PM   #3
Rubber Obsessor
 
StampinSharon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Posts: 176
Default

Here are a couple of teacher appreciation gifts I made:

http://stampingsharon.com/teacher-appreciation-gift

http://stampingsharon.com/love-you-a-latte

http://stampingsharon.com/pretty-pencils
__________________
Sharon
www.stampingsharon.com
StampinSharon is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2009, 03:26 PM   #4
Crimping Master
 
craftsrlb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Buffalo NY
Posts: 1,022
Default teachers gift

I made my childrens teachers monogram note cards. I made them in red and black and put a tiny apple in the corner. I know they get a ton of apple stuff, but since I don't know the tastes of the teachers, I figure they can use them when thanking other kids/parents for the gifts they receive. I have had 1 teacher ask for more, and 1 who has not touched them, and that was at christmas...(she wont get more)
craftsrlb is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2009, 03:33 PM   #5
Gallery Gazer
 
Hiding in My Craft Room's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Somewhere under all these scraps!
Posts: 6,632
Default

A have another question about teacher's gifts. At what grade do you stop sending them? I suppose it depends on the child, too. My son has a couple of teacher's that have really been great this year. I don't think he is too excited about any of my ideas.
__________________
~Laurie
Hiding in My Craft Room
Hiding in My Craft Room is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2009, 04:15 PM   #6
Crimping Master
 
craftsrlb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Buffalo NY
Posts: 1,022
Default teachers gifts

I guess it all depends on the kids. My son is 8 in 3rd grade and he takes whatever I send him with. My daughter is 12 in 7th grade and she still takes things for her teachers..there are more of them in middle school, so they get smaller treats. I also for valentines day made the teachers the milk cartons in the carry case and put chocolates in them
craftsrlb is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2009, 04:31 PM   #7
Gabfest Goddess
 
Gina K. Designs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 7,496
Default

I am making a pretty set of coasters like these:
Tile Coasters

I think they will go over a well and the set of four is under $5.00.
__________________
My Blog and StampTV

Be polite to those who are rude to you. Not because they are nice, but because you are.
Gina K. Designs is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2009, 04:38 PM   #8
Insane Embellisher
 
MrHambo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 847
Default

Small plants were a big hit this year and dessert mixes in glass containers were a hit too. My favorite part of the week...my wife organized it this year at school...was the questionnaires the kids filled out about their teachers. Sample questions..

What makes your teacher proud?
How are you and your teacher alike?
What makes your teacher happy?

Some of the answers were read aloud at assembly...some were hilarious, some thoughtful and sweet. The teachers loved it.
MrHambo is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2009, 04:59 PM   #9
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen
Proud Fan Club Member
 
MiamiKel4's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Tropical South Florida!
Posts: 31,097
Default

As a former volunteer for many years in countless classrooms, I can't tell you how overjoyed the teacher's were to receive Gift Cards! Big happy smiles. Even if it's $5. for a quick cup of coffee at Starbucks, they so appreciate it. Add some hand-made cards & it makes a nice semi-homegift

My kids stopped giving gifts around Jr. high when they went from having one teacher & a few special area teachers to having 7 and 8! They did have a favorite though and sometimes brought in something for that one teacher.

Gifts I made this year:
1. A terra cotta pot with the teacher's name written on it - I used puffy paints but all purpose sharpies do the trick! I wrote each child's name on the pot, made flowers out of the MS Big Flower Punch, Cuttlebugged a circle out of the middle of it and put in each child's face as the center of the flower. Added those into the styrofoam, moss & It's an adorable gift! I think I used HD cardstock w/ craft sticks.
2. Handmade cards - that was a special request! She didn't have time to buy them & write them out so I made some generic ones in her favorite colors.
3. Calendar w/ a handmade cover in DSP and slipped it inside the plastic flap.


I can't think of what else at the moment, but I know I've done a lot of crafting!
__________________
~Kelly~
My Blog: Sandcastlestamper
DT: The Project Bin
Visit me on Instagram!
Summer Playlist VSN - June 26 & 27
MiamiKel4 is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2009, 05:27 PM   #10
Stazon Splitcoast
 
steubner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Midlothian, TX
Posts: 15,987
Default

I typed out things like "I like Ms. Smith because..." and "She makes me laugh when..." and had them write the answers. I'm going to put them together and make a little coaster book, along with a little set of cards or something. I hope they like it.
__________________
Shannan
My Gallery
My Blog-Come Visit me!
steubner is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2009, 05:36 PM   #11
Stazon Splitcoast
 
smileyj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Twin Cities,MN
Posts: 25,395
Default

Shannan-as a former teacher I just found a booklet like you are doing from 20 years ago. I was amazed at how many kids I remembered. It was such a touching gift. Handmade cards are wonderful especially just a note and thank yous.
__________________
Hugs across the miles with smiles! Joan
“a smile is a curve that sets EVERYTHING straight”
Phyllis Diller
smileyj is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2009, 05:50 PM   #12
Mad Swapper
 
anniesmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 1,556
Default

I made these for teacher appreciation gifts. I also tucked in a coffee gift card.

//www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1344156?cat=500&ppuser=3580
__________________
Pia "I am not old and haggard. I am Shabby Chic."

My Gallery
anniesmom is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2009, 06:55 PM   #13
Stazon Splitcoast
 
StampinMelis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Denver 'burbs
Posts: 13,653
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gina K. Designs View Post
I am making a pretty set of coasters like these:
Tile Coasters

I think they will go over a well and the set of four is under $5.00.
I wish *I* taught Gina K's kids!!!

Speaking as a teacher, nothing apples. LOL I can always use thank-you notes to send to parents who help out. Even a handmade set of coupons would be fun -- good for an hour of copying (you come in and give of your time) or reading to the kids, or cutting stuff out. There are so many little things that I could use help with! I think we all could!
__________________
***Melissa***
Uppercase Living ROCKS!!!
StampinMelis is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2009, 07:24 PM   #14
Glitter Guru
 
sophmad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,118
Default

When you give monogrammed note cards, do you use the first name initial or the last name initial?
__________________
Beth
sophmad is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2009, 07:53 PM   #15
Stazon Splitcoast
 
steubner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Midlothian, TX
Posts: 15,987
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smileyj View Post
Shannan-as a former teacher I just found a booklet like you are doing from 20 years ago. I was amazed at how many kids I remembered. It was such a touching gift. Handmade cards are wonderful especially just a note and thank yous.
How fun!! I hope the teachers like them. And if not, I'm making brownies
__________________
Shannan
My Gallery
My Blog-Come Visit me!
steubner is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2009, 10:13 PM   #16
Gallery Gazer
 
Hiding in My Craft Room's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Somewhere under all these scraps!
Posts: 6,632
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sophmad View Post
When you give monogrammed note cards, do you use the first name initial or the last name initial?
I read on Justrite stampers that you can do either; however, since it is for a teacher and we typically only call them by Mrs or Mr so-in-so I would use the last initial. Just my two cents!
__________________
~Laurie
Hiding in My Craft Room
Hiding in My Craft Room is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2009, 07:26 AM   #17
Embossing Fanatic
 
make'n'take's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Alberta canada
Posts: 59
Default

Thanks for all the feedback and as to the question about what grade do you stop. I say I'm going to stop when they have more then a 2-3 teachers. That would be when my kids git junior high. I'm done and if my children want to send them then they can make their own. I will help probably because I can't resist.
make'n'take is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2009, 07:39 AM   #18
Proud Fan Club Member
 
APandi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Denver, Co
Posts: 14,523
Default

In the May DD gallery, that just opened today, ellismom made a beautiful in/out box that any teacher would love.
http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...7430?cat=16919
If you aren't a DD member I don't think you will be able to access the above link.
APandi is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2009, 01:47 PM   #19
Embossing Fanatic
 
make'n'take's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Alberta canada
Posts: 59
Default

I was just wondering if there was any template that is a ruler or an apple type calculator, something schoolish template box or something (3-d item) out there? That might be cute!
make'n'take is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 02:31 PM   #20
Kookie Creator
 
rogers2345's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 358
Default

Apples are really cute, but if you are stuck stop in and take a look around your childrens clasrooms. Most teachers have their own style and colors they love. That will really personalize it for them. If you can't figure it out ask another teacher who teaches the same grade. Chances are they will no exactly.
Shelley
__________________
Semper Fi !!! Still Suporting US forces in Iraq & around the world!!
rogers2345 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 04:00 PM   #21
Stazon Splitcoast
 
The MFT Lady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Eustis, FL
Posts: 12,586
Default

There's a free template you can download, that Jody used to make THIS project.
Hope it helps!
The MFT Lady is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 04:33 PM   #22
Glitter Queen
 
jensman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 15
Default Teacher gifts

I just made each teacher a coaster for her coffee mug for teacher appreciation week earlier this month. I've also given the insulated travel-style coffee mugs that have the removable sleeve inside that you can replace with a stamped/decorated one. (They're available at Target for $9.95.) If they're coffee drinkers, I give homemade biscotti and a Starbucks gift card.
My oldest stopped giving gifts when he got to junior high. When I asked this year at Christmas if he wanted to give any of his teachers gifts, I got a prompt, "No way!" How times change...
jensman is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 06:01 PM   #23
Glitter Queen
 
jensman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 15
Default

I thought of another thing that was well-liked a couple years ago...altered clipboards and matching steno pads.
jensman is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 06:28 PM   #24
Cardstock Collector
 
luraeshreves's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 1
Default

I work in a middle school -- as a computer tech, not a teacher -- and I can tell you the teachers and staff here are THRILLED to get any little thing. As you can imagine, teaching kiddos in the throes of teen-age angst can be emotionally draining, so any act of support is hugely appreciated. It's sad that so many of us parents are "moving on" from the things that we did for our children's elementary school teachers. What some parents do is just bring a plate of goodies, small school supplies, or a crock-pot of soup to the teachers' lounge. A paper crafter could easily put her spin on these ideas. Although it may not feel as personal to the gift giver, it is VERY personally appreciated by all the recipients.
luraeshreves is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 06:55 PM   #25
Cardstock Collector
 
LoKawal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 8
Default

I am the principal of Junior High the teachers always are thrilled to have you acknowledge they did indeed make a difference in your son/daughter's life. Too many parents cease volunteering at this age and the teachers go it alone. Food (home baked, coupons to coffee) are never amiss and match any decore. Please continue to let them know they matter! Junior High (middle school) is tough!
__________________
~ Lori from Canada
Newbie Stamper and Card Maker
LoKawal is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 07:01 PM   #26
Crimping Master
 
craftsrlb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Buffalo NY
Posts: 1,022
Default teachers gifts

I have posted a pic in my gallery of some monogram cards I made for christmas, but will make more, because I know they have given them all out.
I have to say, as a teachers aide for middle school, it is very much appreciated when we are given even the smallest of gifts (they usually mean the most). As kids get older, teachers are "forgotten" I still send things in for my daughters teachers and she is in 7th grade. I dont think there will come a time where she does not want to take things for them, but if it happens with my son (or her) I will take the things in myself. They need to know that we appreciate ALL they do and put up with
craftsrlb is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 07:58 PM   #27
Hardware Hotshot
 
Rubbernecker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 4,592
Default

I was room mother for my daughter's 5th-grade class last year. My co-room mother and I created a sheet that said "Why I'm Smarter Than a 5th-Grader" (taking after that game show on Fox - not sure if it's still on) and had each student write something they had learned during the year and attach a picture of themselves. The responses were really varied, but taken together they were really sweet and touching. We put it in a decorated 8 1/2 x 11 binder with page protectors. The teacher loved it.

Individually, I made these by Dannie Graves for several of the teachers and they were a huge hit.
http://danniesdesigns.typepad.com/my...ard-tutor.html
I used the retired Sparkling Summer set (also cased from Dannie but I can't find that right now) and on the cover put "What will Mrs. Smith do on her summer vacation?" and it had pockets for "meet a friend for coffee", "eat some ice cream", "see a movie", etc. with $5 gift cards to Starbucks, Cold Stone, the movie theater/Blockbuster.
Rubbernecker is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 08:06 PM   #28
Cardstock Collector
 
Payton's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Allen,TX
Posts: 9
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by make'n'take View Post
I was just trying to get ideas to make the children teacher's this year for year end. I don't know if you do that where you are but it is coming close here and my kids are asking. Any suggestions?
I just made mini scrapbooks with a summer theme very cute and they can add thier own pics!
Payton is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 08:43 PM   #29
Mad Swapper
 
Choc0holic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Utah
Posts: 1,555
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rubbernecker View Post

Individually, I made these by Dannie Graves for several of the teachers and they were a huge hit.
http://danniesdesigns.typepad.com/my...ard-tutor.html
I used the retired Sparkling Summer set (also cased from Dannie but I can't find that right now) and on the cover put "What will Mrs. Smith do on her summer vacation?" and it had pockets for "meet a friend for coffee", "eat some ice cream", "see a movie", etc. with $5 gift cards to Starbucks, Cold Stone, the movie theater/Blockbuster.
What a clever idea! I need to find some time for this!!!
__________________
*'*:.-::-*Katie*-::-:*'*
Choc0holic is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 09:40 PM   #30
Polyshrink Goddess
 
inspiredbypurple's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Hamilton County, Ohio
Posts: 531
Default

What about Acrylic post-it-note holders for their desk? Does this sound like a good idea?
__________________
Lisa
inspiredbypurple is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 10:12 PM   #31
Rubber Obsessor
 
Linda*Loo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Seattle
Posts: 185
Default

Those paper backpacks are darling! And, they fit gift cards too!
__________________
Linda

my blog: ::::::::::::::::www.amusenews.typepad.com::::::::::::::::
Linda*Loo is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2009, 02:56 AM   #32
Hardware Hotshot
 
Furph's wife's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 4,593
Default

I have done a bunch of things over the years, the acrylic frames as post it note holders are a hit, and so was the 6x6 calendars that you slip into a CD case (I made those for Christmas and they all loved them). At the end of the school year I give the main teacher a name frame and all the specials (art, music, PE, secretaries etc) something small. I do give to the middle school teachers and found it was way easier than elementary school cause they have 5-7 teachers whereas elementary school altho they do have one teacher there are so many others that my kids worked with also.
I have 2 in middle school now, but when they left elementary school to move on I had them write a letter to each teacher they had in elementary school telling them how they impacted their life and then I made something small for them. This year I had a box with extras from what I had made before and split them up between my 2 middle schoolers. For my one that is still in elementary school I am making mini scrapbooks for her to hand out, plus the letters cause she is redistricting for next year.
__________________
Renee My stuff
2013 goal: to get the kids school stuff current & the year 2006 scrapped. Jan:17 Feb:19 March:22 April:22 May:23 June:9 July:0 Aug:1Sept:2 Oct:4 total 119
Furph's wife is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2009, 03:45 AM   #33
Die Cut Diva
 
kerryj106's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,211
Default

This year I'm buying gift certificates to the movie theatre (we can get passes for 2 adults, 2 drinks and a popcorn). I'm packaging them in one of Lauren's timeless template totes with some microwave popcorn and candy bars. Similar to this one by Lauren. I'm going to use MFT's new teacher set - it's so super cute and a steal at $9!
__________________
Kerry
My blog
I LOVE My Favorite Things!
What's another word for synonym?
kerryj106 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2009, 05:24 AM   #34
Pearl-ExPert
 
kellybee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Newfoundland, Canada
Posts: 2,033
Default

I made some boxes (Kelly Lunceford's blog has the instructions) and they have a little mini desk set inside (the one's from M's with the mini stapler, tape dispenser, etc). They are the perfect size for slipping a gift card in. (Tim Horton's go over well here!)

Here's a pic of one (an "Open" and "Closed" pic - you can't really make out the desk set but if you shop at M's you'll know the sets I'm talking about.)



kellybee is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2009, 05:33 AM   #35
Insane Embellisher
 
Aleska901's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 843
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gina K. Designs View Post
I am making a pretty set of coasters like these:
Tile Coasters

I think they will go over a well and the set of four is under $5.00.
That's what I am doing. I think the tile coasters can be something special that will last and last.
Aleska901 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2009, 05:46 AM   #36
Cardstock Collector
 
Lizard M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 4
Default

Hi everyone, This is my first time to post so here goes. I was a teacher for 33 years and I always appreciated things that were practical and usable. Gift cards were my favorite thing and very much enjoyed. Now I'm retired, but work as a church secretary. We have a day school associated with our church so I have made our teachers altered clip boards (tedious if you are not into modge podge) and the acrylic frame sticky note pad holders. At the start of this school year, I used the directions for the diaper fold pouch to create a holder for a lunch box size chip bag and a candy bar. I used 12x12 double sided CS and punched out a scolloped shape with a greeting stamped on it and added a little bling. The teachers were grateful to have something to munch on during the looooong inservices. Some of them recycled the pouches by using them for small desk supplies. I have also put a purse sized package of kleenex and small tube of handcream in the pouches for a lady's birthday party treat bag. Directions for all three of these ideas are at splitcoast stampers. Thanks and happy scrapping.
Lizard M is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2009, 06:12 AM   #37
Mad Swapper
 
a1r601's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,966
Default

I don't know what your children's ages are, but I just made three of these frames and matching cards for my son's preschool teachers. You can find and use any kind of poem in the frame and makes a quick, easy and affordable gift. I found the poem from someone here on SCS...link is in my gallery. The frames were the $1 autograph frames from Target dollar spot. I liked them so much I went back and bought the rest of the frames. The frames have a square opening that you can use for a sentiment or you can just trace the cardboard matting that comes with the frame on cardstock and line with patterned paper like I did on the frames. The apple embellies are made out of felt backed with cardstock for stability and hand stitched.


Some of the gals who have replied have come up with some great ideas as well...this was just the easiest thing for me to do this year. I think this poem would go well with for teachers with the much younger kids (preschool-kindergarten).


The first pic is what the frames look like if you use the cardboard matting with the square in the middle. The other pics are the frames I made for the preschool teachers.
Attached Thumbnails
5.6.09-faith_i-thank-god-you-aunty-myra-mothers-day-gift.jpg   5.13.09-thank-you-teacher-apple-frame-card-blog.jpg   5.13.09-teacher-poem-close-up-blog.jpg  
__________________
Alma
Blog: Me, Myself and I-N-K

Last edited by a1r601; 05-21-2009 at 06:16 AM..
a1r601 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2009, 06:18 AM   #38
Mad Swapper
 
a1r601's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,966
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by kellybee View Post
I made some boxes (Kelly Lunceford's blog has the instructions) and they have a little mini desk set inside (the one's from M's with the mini stapler, tape dispenser, etc). They are the perfect size for slipping a gift card in. (Tim Horton's go over well here!)

Here's a pic of one (an "Open" and "Closed" pic - you can't really make out the desk set but if you shop at M's you'll know the sets I'm talking about.)




Great gift set...so adorable! Love the fun paper you used! Perfect for a teacher's gift! Will have to check out Kelly Lunceford's blog for the template. Thanks!
__________________
Alma
Blog: Me, Myself and I-N-K
a1r601 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2009, 07:28 AM   #39
Cardstock Collector
 
shaybay1970's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Alberta
Posts: 2
Default

Last year I made the teachers keepsake boxes to put the "Special Items" they want to hang on to in.On the inside of the lid was a picture of the child,and their answer to "why is Mrs... special".On the outside I put the school year in the brass plate holder thingy.This way they sit on a shelf and they can be gone through whenever and they keep stuff from getting dusty.
shaybay1970 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2009, 07:31 AM   #40
Compulsive Stamper
 
loalle727's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Suburban Chicago,IL
Posts: 39
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by StampinSharon View Post
These pencils are really cute! I'm sure anyone would like to receive them.
[email protected]
loalle727 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Reply





Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off