Friday, 10 July 2009
Presents for the Teachers
As the end of the school year approaches the question of what gift to give to the teacher arises. I volunteered to make some presents for my niece and nephew for their teachers and was told they needed five presents in total - as each class has teaching assistants as well as the main school teacher.
I wanted to make something that would be useful and pretty at the same time. After a search on the internet I found just the thing - a Post It Note Holder. Those little sticky note pads always come in useful and to put them in a pretty holder was ideal. I found a video tutorial on Stampin' Academy with Chic'n Scratch which was very easy to follow and also featured the 'Bind It All' machine. I purchased one of these machines many months ago and hadn't touched it so I finally plucked up the courage to use it, and it was so simple I don't know what I was worried about!
For the Post It Note Holders, instead of using designer scrapbook paper, I used some tissue paper I had left over from the 'Babywipe Background' technique as described in the posting on 2 May 2009. Basically, it is tissue paper with a few colours of Brusho paint dropped onto - the colours merge together and they have a wonderful intensity. The tissue paper was adhered to the card with gel medium. For the inside I used old pages of sheet music again coloured with some Brusho paint. On the front cover, a vintage child image, some text and a flower just about completed them. Very easy to do and I'm pleased with how they look.
Wonder if I'll get a gold star!