DIY Appreciation Popcorn Treat

DIY Appreciation Popcorn Treat

Want to know how you can make an easy DIY Appreciation Popcorn Treat? Yesterday was the first day of school at the elementary school where I work. So of course I couldn’t resist using Close To My Heart’s August Stamp of the Month to create some fun surprises for some co-workers. I used some Mini … Read more DIY Appreciation Popcorn Treat

The Perfect Z-Fold Card

CTMH Smarty Pants Z-Fold Card

This is the perfect Z-Fold Card for anyone in education. Or anyone really! It’s so fun, right? I received it from Robin Charvet. It’s positively amazing. I love how perfectly all the elements go together. It showcases our Smarty Pants Collection so well. Both the Smarty Pants Paper Collection and the Smarty Pants Stamp + … Read more The Perfect Z-Fold Card

Back to School Apple

CTMH Teacher Apples Gift

Since it’s Back to School time and it’s also Make It Monday (74th edition), I thought it was the perfect time to share this Back to School Apple project. This is one of the darling projects that Close To My Heart shared on their blog last week. It’s super simple to create. Plus, they even … Read more Back to School Apple

Teacher Appreciation School Card

School Kids Teacher Appreciation Card

Now is the time to take advantage of this month’s Thin Cuts Special with Close To My Heart and prepare for Teacher Appreciation Week (which will occur May 1-5 this year.) Close To My Heart debuted a new School Kids Stamp Set last summer with the release of their Annual Inspirations Catalog. Then a few months ago, … Read more Teacher Appreciation School Card

Back to School Gift Card Holder

Teacher Gift Card Holder

Today marks one week until my kids head back to school.  Wow. Summer went so FAST this year. If you’re also thinking about back to school and you’d like a fun way to give your child’s teacher a special note and possibly a gift card to start off the year (maybe for Starbucks or a … Read more Back to School Gift Card Holder

Happy Teacher Appreciation!

Teacher Appreciation Calla Lily Card

Teacher Appreciation Calla Lily Card

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day & Week!   This year our school’s Teacher Appreciation Committee chose to do a garden theme for the week’s festivities.  So in keeping with that, I decided to do a Calla Lily Card with the students.

I punched out enough white cardstock circles for each student to write an adjective they thought best described our teacher.  I did a tri-fold with each to create a calla lily shape and glued them down onto a Juniper Cardstock card base with a Glue Dot so that each could still be opened.  I drew in some stems using  our ShinHan Sap Green Alcohol Marker where they could be seen and then attached a bow using CTMH’s Thistle Extra Thick Twine (I untwisted the twine to get a softer look to the bow before I affixed it using a Glue Dot.)

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Back to School!

Teacher Just a Note Notebook

Teacher Just a Note Notebook

Today was the first day of school for my kids.  I wanted to create a little something for the teachers so I went with something useful.  I stamped up little notebooks for them to use throughout the year.  I did get a little grief from a friend who works at a school about my use of apples. Apparently, teachers get tired of all the apple-themed gifts.  Who knew?  I guess I can understand as I think more about it though.  Hopefully the teachers weren’t like, “oh no, more apples!” =)

Crayon Bouquet

This darling Crayon Bouquet is something I wanted to share since last spring–and the timing seems perfect with the start of school!  

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Appreciation Cards for Coaches and Teachers

End of the Year Teacher Card

Thumbprint Teacher Appreciation Card

It’s that time of year when things get busy.  Sport seasons wrap up, Teacher Appreciation Week happens, the end of school draws near with all the many projects still to be completed and finally End-of-the-Year gifts for teachers.  It’s always good to have a few ideas for appreciation cards handy!

This card was a group/class card I helped create with my son and daughter’s classes.  I had each student do a maximum of 2 thumbprints (to conserve space!) and then let them use their imagination to create something with that thumbprint.  Some really cute creations were born!

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End of First Grade Teacher Gifts

I coordinated class gifts for the teachers in both my son and daughter’s classes again this year.  Since I’m always short on time, I tried to keep the ideas similar enough that I wouldn’t be stressed out more than I needed to be at the end of the school year. First, I started by making … Read more End of First Grade Teacher Gifts

Homemade Lemon Sugar Scrub

We have a lemon tree in our yard.  And while there are plenty of great desserts, marinades and of course lemonade you can make with lemons…I’m always looking for new and clever ways to use our abundance of fruit!  New use…homemade Lemon Sugar Scrub! A perfectly simple recipe for a DIY sugar scrub.  And with … Read more Homemade Lemon Sugar Scrub

A Treasure Box of Love

Today we will be giving our final gift for Teacher Appreciation Week.  I created a little Treasure Box of Love out of Close To My Heart’s  My Creations Card Box.  This is how it looked when I was done… I took pictures of each of the kids in the class giving our teacher a hug … Read more A Treasure Box of Love

Teacher Appreciation Pencil Vase

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week.  Both the kids and I are so excited to share the fun gifts we’ve been creating the last few weeks for our Preschool Teacher. Today we will be giving her a Pencil Vase with fresh flowers (not the egg carton tulips that I just placed in there for the … Read more Teacher Appreciation Pencil Vase

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