Friday, January 4, 2013

Happy New Year

I will have a few holiday posts to play catch up but I need to start by wishing you all a very Happy New Year! For my first catch up post we are going to start with Kaylee's Teacher gifts. I made 2 post-it note monogrammed keychains. Her teacher's name is Amanda and she had an intern named Katrina until the end of December as well. I decided to go with their first initials because last names can change. I used MME's heavy Lime Twist cardstock and basically just measured, cut and scored it to fit the large 3"x3" post-it notes. It should be added here that I only used about a 1/3rd of an actual pad because otherwise it is too thick to punch through it. I only used the sticky paper on the back of the notepad to stick it to the cardstock because I wanted them to be able to add another notepad when this one ran out but you could definitely add another strip of adhesive along the back of the pad if you wanted to. I decorated the front with sparkly ribbon, a flower and then their monogrammed letter as the flower center. I used an awl (and the Husband) to punch a hole in the corner of the pad and put a binder ring through it. Some colored ribbon around the ring finished off my project! TIP: I used a lighter to singe the ribbon ends to keep them from fraying.
The binder ring is mostly so that they can clip them onto their purses. That way they'll always have a little pad of paper with them, handy when you're a Teacher!

I would like to share my project at:
Simon Says Stamp and Show anything goes, closes Jan. 6,
Make It Monday linky party, closes Jan. 7,
Top Tip Tuesday anything Christmas, closes Jan. 8,
Tuesday Throwdown bright and happy new year, closes Jan. 8,
4 Crafty Chicks ribbons and bows, closes Jan. 8,
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge favorite embellie (ribbon), closes Jan. 9, ***Winner!***
By the Cute and Girly cute and girly, closes Jan. 31,
Ladybug Crafts anything but a card, closes Jan. 31


lalkygirl said...

wow what fabulous teachers gifts ...i bet they were thrilled,i love the designs and the colours are lovely
thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
tracey x

Céline said...

really cute
thanks for playing with us at BTC&G this month

Anonymous said...

so very sweet! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week :) - Ashli

Leanne said...

Thank you for playing our Ribbon and Bow challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Elaine Stark said...

These make lovely gifts and a great idea. Thanks for joining top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Manderly said...

These are great and I would love to have one! I for sure would use it and as lovely as you have made them, they will look so nice attached. Thanks much for entering Penny's Paper-Crafy Challenge this week! Hope to see more of your artwork.
Penny's DT

Tamie said...

Super fabulous! I love the way you used the ribbon and bows on your creations! The colors are fabby too. Thanks for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks. Wonderful inspiration.