Monday, August 24, 2009

Back to School!!!

I've been a REALLY bad blogger lately and I'm sooooo sorry! I just haven't had much time to stamp because I have been back in my classroom getting it ready to go for the school year. I actually start back to work this week (Tuesday) and then start with kids on Thursday. Where did the summer go???? So I'm hoping you'll forgive me for blogging so infrequently lately. I'm hoping to be able to get back on schedule with more "me" time soon.

Since it is "back to school" time, I decided to create small gifts for some of my co-workers. We have a whole bunch of new teachers in our building this year so I created little boxes of goodies and 3x3 notecards to welcome them to our school. I used one of the "My Timeless Templates" created by Lauren Meader and sold on the Papertreyink website. The one I used is called "Get a Handle on It" and is sooo easy to make!

Here's my creation.....

I made TEN of these!!! Aren't they adorable!?!?? I also decorated the top. Here's a shot that shows the top too...

I filled the boxes with a cello bag filled with M&M's and a little apple post-it note pad that I found in the Target Dollar Spot for a $1. It was a perfect fit!

Of course I had to create a little 3x3 notecard to give with the box so I could write a note of welcome to the new teachers. Here's the card...

Stamps: Making the Grade (Cornish Heritage Farms), "Welcome" sentiment from a retired SU set
Paper: Kraft, Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, White
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Black Momento, White Craft
Accessories: My Timeless Template, Copic Markers, star punches, Classic Square Nestabilities, velcro (to hold the lid down)

I think all the new teachers will love these. I know I would! I'm excited to give them away!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!! :)

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