Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Thanks So Much ~ You Are Appreciated, cards for teacher appreciation week 2013

Happy Tuesday,

Today I would like to share with you all the cards I made for the teachers. Everyday for a week we honor them for Teacher appreciation week. Each day has a theme. Here are the cards I made for "Card day". I used the cricut cartridge "Locker Talk" for the pencil. The patterned paper is from my stash. The card size is 5.5 by 5.5. The ribbon is snug hug that I dyed using tim holtz inks, the sentiment is from CTMH "Thoughtful Tidings" stamp set and the embellishment is jolees.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting, have a wonderful day.


Monday, April 29, 2013

Shadow Box Initial Frames ~ Teacher Appreciation Week 2013

Happy Monday Bloggers,

Today is the first day of week long activities honoring the teachers at the kids school. I've been busy creating things for the teachers and today I would like to share with you the shadow boxes I made for them. These are so very easy and fun to create. I used the cricut cartridge "Chip Decor", along with the chip board letters from Hobby Lobby. Its good to get them when they are half off. First I painted the letter using acrylic paint. Be sure to paint all areas that will not be covered with scrapbook paper. Next, cut the paper using the chip decor cartridge. I cut mines at 3.5. The size is on the packaging. Once you have everything cut and the chip board letter has dried its time to adhere everything down. My go to choice for adhesive is my pink ATG gun. The shadow boxes I used are 6 by 8 so I just took regular cardstock and trimmed it down to that size and adhered it to the back of my shadow box. Because I wanted to make sure the letter had a tight bond to the cardstock I used both my hot glue gun and my ATG gun to adhere it down. The final steps are just embellishing the letter, and shadow box.

My kids were very excited when they saw them and could not wait to give them to their teachers.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave comments. Have a wonderful day.


Saturday, April 27, 2013

Altered ClipBoards~ Teacher Appreciation 2013

Happy Saturday Everyone!

Sorry I haven't been posting much but I promise you it's not because I haven't been crafting. My life has been pretty busy.

Today I am sharing with you all some things I created to give to the teachers during appreciation week. My kids school is honoring our teachers beginning April 29-May 3. Boy does time fly.

First up are some clipboards I altered. They are so easy to recreate and totally fun. I really enjoyed doing them.


Clipboard ~ I found these at my local dollar tree

Scrapbook Paper ~ I printed the pink and black, and Blue and black using my imagine Teresa Collins, back and white cartridge.

Modge Podge

Acrylic paint

Embellishments ~ Ribbon, Flowers, Bling

Hot glue gun, glue dots and chalk ink pad.

Thanks for looking and commenting, have a wonderful weekend.

Chalkboard clipboard. Counting down the days!