Saturday, May 16, 2009

Teacher Appreciation Boxes






Although last week was Teacher's Appreciation, With so much going on lately, I have not had time to share the gifts that I created for Adam's teachers...........

I really had a great time coming up with the idea for this project. I started out using white boxes from Paper Trey Ink. At first I thought I would add a bit of color to them rather than leave them the stark white color, however, I quickly changed my mind after one. The first thing I did was to cut the Kraft CS, I then stamped them with the ABC background Stamp (SU retired), I inked the edges then adhered the CS panels using craft glue. The ribbon was adhered using Scor-pal double sided tape, as were the bows. The string stuff that I attached the buttons with came off of a clothing tag. I had dyed it previously using either tea or coffee.

The votive cups were sold as a trio and I just added the tea light candles. These were purchased on base. I wish I had captured a photo with all four of the gift cards since each one was different, however, I was in a race against time and the sun. Wouldn't these boxes be a CLASSy way to keep the students' information cards???

REMINDER:


There is still time to play along in the TWISTED THURSDAY sketch Challenge. COMPLETE DETAILS are listed in the post below this one. LINK your complete projects

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...................Supplies I used......................
Stamps: Stampin Up, Paper Trey Ink (Teacher's Apple)
Paper: Kraft, white, pure poppy (Paper Trey Ink)
Ribbon: Paper Trey Ink(pure poppy saddle stitch)
Boxes: Paper Trey Ink(clearly creative white boxes)
Buttons: Paper Trey Ink (Vintage white/cream, spring moss), Stampin Up (brown flowers)
Spellbinders Nestabilities: Scalloped Squares
Fibers: Martha Stewart (brown crafters floss), Stampin Up (hemp), embroidery floss (green)
Ink: Paper Trey Ink (chocolate, pure poppy, spring moss), Stampin Up (brown), Momento (tuxedo black)

7 comments:

Pat (mspfd) said...

Justine, these altered boxes are gorgeous! The teachers are going to flip over them! Let us know how they liked them.

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful boxes hun!!!! I love all the detail and color, and what a perfect gift!!!! great job on these:)

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!

Hugs,
Cheryl

Brandi said...

These are gorgeous!

Smiles,

Brandi

Jeanne said...

Absolutely precious gifts. I know these will be keepsakes that the teachers will save year after year. Very classy!

Christine Riley said...

Wow, what a wonderful idea! I love these little boxes, so cute!
Hugs, Christine :)

Angie said...

Wow these are fantastic. I keep seeing these boxes and they are wonderful. One of these days I'm going to have to splurge and buy myself some!

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