Friday, January 28, 2011

Teacher's Gift

Hello! A week or so ago I shared THIS POST about a Masculine Altered Frame I made as a Christmas Gift for a friend's husband. Well today's post is the Christmas Gift I made for my friend Sandy. Sandy is a school teacher, so I decided to make her something school related. I had already accumulated all these 'school themed' cards that I made awhile ago, so I thought it would be great to make a little tote to put all the cards into. I figured since Sandy is a teacher, she would know plenty of other teachers to give the cards to. Pictured below is the completed ensemble. Here is the tote with the cards tucked neatly inside. All the paper is DCWV 'The Grade School Stack'. I designed the tote myself. I wish I could give you detailed instructions, but to be perfectly honest, I don't remember how I made it. I simply played around with a piece of 12 x 12 red card stock till I got the look I wanted and it was the right size to hold my cards. I then cut out some handles out of the same card stock and adhered them to the box with eyelets. The tag was made out of the same DCWV Stack and I used my Cricut Expression to cut the apple.
Here is a side view so you can see the depth of the box.

I also threw in a mini back pack filled with chocolates. This tutorial is on SCS.

All these cards were made a long time ago. The first two use a Digital Stamp Oasis image.

This image is by KLM Digital Designs. The sentiment is retired Stampin UP!

And finally, this card uses a very old My Favorite Things Stamp Set.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my little gift set today!
Have a great day! Amy


  1. What a cute gift set Amy! Your friend is going to love it!!

  2. Amy, this is an 11 on a scale of 1 to 10!!! Awesome project!!! You are amazing, my friend!

  3. Wow!! Amy, this is very creative and such fun!! I know you'll friend will adore this set! Stunning work!!HUGS

  4. Look at all those teacher gifts! They are the luckiest Teachers EVER! So cute!

  5. What a great idea for a gift to a teacher. Love the totebag.

  6. OMG Amy this is absolutely brilliant what a great project, that tote bag looks fabulous, so does the little rucksack and the cards are ACE,
    Lorraine x


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