"I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small
tasks as if they were great and noble."
Helen Keller

Saturday, April 30, 2011

K is for Kindergarten


This coming week is Teacher Appreciation Week at my kids' school. So I wanted to come up with a gift for my two youngests' teachers. I found a tutorial at http://www.stampingschool.com/ for these cool notebook cases.

I used an empty plastic stamp case from Stampin' Up! The designer paper is from Creative Imaginations that I bought at either Joann's or Michaels. I used real Kindergarten writing paper and my Top Note die to create the "Notes" label on the front. Then cut out the bookworm from part of the designer paper and placed it over the Top Note Die. I used Real Red and Old Olive ribbon and my circle punches to cut out the apple and mount it to Real Red cardstock for the ribbon ties. The pocket on the inside is made with Summer Sun and Basic Black cardstock. Again, I cut out this fun image of the crayon from the designer paper to put on the front of the pocket. My Kindergartener will make a small thank you card to tuck into the pocket.

I found some small clipboards with note pads on clearance ($2 each) at Office Max. The note pad measures 5 x 7. And I used the note pad from the clipboard as it was the exact size I needed. Hoping to decorate the clipboards for another project some day. I also found some small, sleek pens at Office Max that fit at the bottom of the note pad and the case will still close.

Check out the tutorial. These were fun and easy to make. And what a great teacher gift. Thanks for stopping by.


Michelle said...

Very cute! Great job! I always forget to check that website for tutorials..thanks for the reminder.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Wow!!! What a great teacher appreciation gift... almost wants me to get a job teaching Kindergarten. NOT!

Love the way the papers are school-themed. Awesome!!!

Magento Themes said...

Its so cute and funny cards. Great creative work.. I love this creative work.. Its so funny and attractive too. Thanks for this great work. Magento Themes

:: BlueInks :: said...

Really cute project. It turned out just perfect. I love the 'notes' on the top note die cut! Great job - sure to be a hit!

Carol W said...

You clever, clever girl....these are so dog gone cute and useful to boot....great job lildj....wow....

kadie said...

ooooooo, Debbie!! This is FANTASTIC!! Wow, what a fabulous gift and super duper cute idea! I really love the ribbon tassel too!!

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