Saturday, September 4, 2010

GIfts for Teacher

I have some time off from my regular job this week so I have been playing with my stamps and stuff :) This gift set just sort of emerged for meas I was thinking about my youngest son returning to school and how I always want to do something for the teachers but end up having little or no time to do it. I started out making the tea light box, and it just sort of evolved form there. I was able to make everything for 2 sets with 1-1/2 sheets (8-1/2" x 11") each of Poppy Parade and Pear Pizazz and a few scraps of Whisper White!
Check out this cutting guide

That is the full sheet. Then you just cut another sheet into two 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" pieces, and that is for the Mini Milk Carton!


I will probably fill the carton with Runts or something fruity :) And did you notice the little tiny apple in the corner of the card? That is from a retired set called One Smart Cookie and it is perfect match to the apple in Tart & Tangy, so if you have this set, pull it out and refresh your memory! The Scallop Oval on the card has a couple of flat sides. That's what happens when your scrap isn't wide enough, but I think it looks good this way too :)


This is the Pear Pizazz version. I just love these colors! It sure didn't take me long to warm up to the new colors this year.


And the tea lights. Here is a link to the tutorial for those again. So do you think I should give these to the male teachers? Somehow I think they would like something else better, lol!


Pear Pizazz Version of the tea lights. Which color do you like better?


And the gift bags made out of brown paper lunch bags. I like the shorter version better. And the Twine Rope is currently available on the Clearance Rack for $2.99 for a 15 yd roll! I just happen to have a roll in my stash :) I dipped the ends in melted candle wax (from a tea light candle on my desk) to prevent the twine from unraveling while trying to thread it through the holes in the top of the bag.

Thanks for looking and Happy Stampin!

ETA: OMgosh! I can't believe I forgot to add the recipe! And yes, it is safe to burn these candles, there is no flare in the flame from the tissue paper.
  • Stamps: Tart & Tangy, Grateful Greetings, One Smart Cookie
  • Paper: Poppy Parade, Pear Pizazz, Whisper White
  • Ink: Poppy Parade, Pear Pizazz, Early Espresso
  • Other: Big Shot with Mini Milk Carton die, brown paper lunch bags, Crop-A-Dile, Rope Twine, Early Espresso 1/8" taffeta ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Scallop Oval punch, Large Oval punch, 1/2" Circle punch, circle from Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, stapler

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9 comments:

Yapha said...

What a great gift set! I love the tea light candles, and those milk cartons are super cute!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

So nice! I love the entire set--great idea!

Tammy Clarke said...

Very nice. I assume you did this with tissue paper...Is it safe to burn these candles?

Cindy said...

What a wonderful idea, and thanks so much for sharing the cutting diagram!

Mary Cavalier said...

Love the tea lights - am thinking of making some of those for Christmas gifts!
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Carmen said...

Love this set!! I am sure the teachers would love it!!

Heidi Baks said...

I love the stamping on top of the tealights. I missed your previous tutorial. That's awesome!

Marie said...

Fantastic ensemble!! Love it!

Adriana Benitez said...

These are all great ideas. The candles are perfect. (And the male teachers probably hand everything off to the females in their lives....lol) Thanks for the cutting diagram!

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