Thursday, August 18, 2011

For Chance's Teacher

My little guy is going with me to Kindergarten this year! I teach music and his classroom teacher is a DOLL! So, I made a few things for her to show my appreciation.

Okay, I'm gonna admit that I will be just a little sad when I give this away! The box is a Smirnoff carrier. The papers are from Hittin' the Books by DCWV. It took a couple of hours to cover this in paper so I kept the embellishments simple. For adhesives: mod podge, scotch quick dry, glossy accents. I filled the pockets with die cuts, erasers (in the frappuccino bottle), pens, and pencils.

I lined every bit of this carrier. It was very strong, sturdy by the time I was done with it. I used Glossy Accents to attach the trim. I used mod podge to attach some of the paper but found that I preferred Scotch Quick Dry.

Decorative border is from MS punch.

The vintage cards were cut from paper in the DCWV stack.

I've altered frappuccino carriers before. This time, I measured my paper and then attached. In the awkward spots, I attached a piece of paper and used a pencil to trace lines where I needed to cut by hand. This worked out very well! To cut the hole for the handle: cut the paper fit, attach with repositionable adhesive, use the hole as a template to draw the oval on the back of the paper. Remove the paper, pick a spot to cut straight through to the hole (no one will notice in the end) and cut along the line. 

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More die cuts.
Some die cuts for her bulletin board. I used my 12x24 mat and cardstock so these cuts are rather large. I get my 12x24 Bazzill cardstock from Oh My Crafts! Also notice the 12x12 packs. They're a great price, great variety, and it's a LOT of paper! I've got one of the blue packs last year and I don't think I'm ever going to run out.

Volunteering die cuts are a great way to help your favorite teachers!


Kathy said...

This is wonderful, such a handy and beautiful teacher gift, love it! I've got one going into K too, I may try something like this! Thank you for the inspiration.

Just Jaime said...

So perfect and teacher-y! I love it!

Cheryl said...

Fabulous teacher gift! I bet this will really be appreciated.