Teacher's Day Gift
Hello Everyone!! Finally I will be posting some more things! I have been so busy creating my mum website which I am so excited to say is now live at www.melzmumz.com and making mum displays that I have fallen behind on my other crafts! I do have a few things that I have been meaning to upload so they will be showing up here over the next week or so!!
This is a little teacher's day gift I made for my son's two teachers. First I wanted to make them a personalized notebook.
I started out with two composition notebooks - the traditional black and white marbled ones. First I cut a solid piece of cardstock to fit the front cover and the same for the back. I kept it about 1/2" from the spine though since it is a little thicker there. Then using my trust ATG I taped and taped and then glued down the base cardstock. For the rounded edged I just used my rounded corner punch after I glued the base paper down.
Next I picked the paper I wanted for the main image. I and cut it about 1/2"shorter all the way around than the base paper. Then I glued it down to the base paper.
For the spine I cut a piece of cardstock (same as the base paper) that was 4" wide. Using my score board I scored at 1 3/4"and 2 1/4"
Then I used my ribbon punch across the edge of both side of the spine paper and ran some sheer ribbon through it. After running my ATG all over it, I carefully placed the spine in between the two scored lines and glued the paper down. This way it had equal amounts on each side of the book and it covered where my base papers stopped.
This is the back view:
Using my nestabilities, I ran a piece of cardstock through cutting the label and then reran it through my cuttlebug with an embossing folder. I glued it down to a dark piece of cardstock and trimmed it close to the edge. I used another nestability for the flower shape out of mulberry paper and the smaller flower out of the same cardstock as the base paper. The monogram inital was part of the paper stack I used - it is a piece of chipboad I glued down. Added a few buttons in the printed flowers and that's it!!!
For these I used kraft cardstock base from Gina K paper (awesome for card bases!!) Then after I cut a piece of paper almost as big as the card front (used same collection that I used for notebooks) inked the edges and glues down. Cut a small piece of notebook paper and inked it to give it that distressed look. Used an orange piece of cardstock behind the notebook paper and trimmed it close to the edge.
The just a note is a handmade stamp I bought on ebay I think for $0.25!!
The monogram initial piece is cut with a nestability flower shape and then embossed with same nestability. Glued to piece of brown cardstock and trimmed carefully. With the actual nestability sitting on top of the die cut, I used some brown chalk to darken the edge around where it was embossed. The initial is from a set of inkadinkadoo stamps I got at Michaels. The flower behind it was a fall silk flower I got on sale at Michaels for $0.99 for a whole bunch!! They kind of looked like sunflowers, so if you pull one off the stem and pull the middle "eye" out of it - you get a flat silk flower!! Glue it all down and you are done!! I made 5 cards for each teacher with some kraft envelopes I got at a scrapbook convention in June.
Lastly, I needed a cute bag to put this in - and these are really really easy!!!
It was a plain white gift bag that you buy in sets of 10 or 12. Cut a piece of card stock to cover front and one to cover back. Ink edges and use ATG gun and glue down. Cut another piece of cardstock 1/2" shorter on top and on side - that will give you about 1/4" shorter all the way around. Glue it down as well. The names I cut with my cricut. Use my nestability to cut a little tag - punch a small whole through it and using the same ribbon I used on the books, tie it to the top! See - told ya that one was easy!!
Coordinating Paper Stack
Ribbon Weave Punch
Stamp for Sentiment
Solid Gift Bags
Optional: Buttons and Mulberry Paper
Thanks for looking!! Please feel free to leave any comments or ask any questions! Have a great day!!!