Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Thank You Teacher!

Our church is starting a new branch in our area. They're holding services, for now, in the high school. We wanted to say "thank you" to the teachers who have graciously allowed us to use their classrooms.
Today's project is nothing new or exciting for you seasoned stampers, however, I thought you might like to see another use for the JustRite StampersSmall letter kit.
When I first got mine, my first thought was, "You've got to be kidding!"....the letters are so tiny and my eyes are so old! The tweezers should have been a dead giveaway, right? Was I surprised!!!
The kit is ULTRA easy to use. The beauty of it is that you can say literally anything you want to say. I didn't know the individual teacher's names so I used the initials of the school. (just click on the photo for a close up)
I had only a couple of hours to think first of what to make, (that's always the hard part for me) for 11 people and then to actually do the creating. I wanted a close approximation of the school colors but was limited to my stock on hand. Additionally, the gift had to work for both men and women...there went all my bling! Everyone loves chocolate, or knows someone who does, so I decided to wrap those giant Cadbury bars. I like the silver paper on them.
This paper by American Arts was a deal at Big Lots...$2 for an entire package of 24...all the same pattern but for $2, I figured I'd find a use for it, right? LOL! The reverse side is solid blue and because I didn't have a ribbon to match, I just made a "belly band". The circles are all cut with my Spellbinders circle dies and Cuttlebug. I popped the center circle up on dimensionals. I recommend using Scor-Tape to make sure the wrapper stays put.
We placed these on packages of printer paper. We hope they liked it.
Blessings and Happy Stamping!
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