Monday, June 22, 2009

A Recipe for Teacher

Hi All,

Happy Monday to you! Hope everyone had a nice weekend and that the Dad's out there had a nice Father's Day too. We had a rainy weekend here, so we spent a lot of time inside, unfortunately!

Inside time does mean crafting time though and today I have a card and a project to share with you. First, is this card I made for the new challenge at Whimsy Challenges which is a recipe challenge. We want you to use 2 patterned papers, 1 ribbon, and 3 embellishments such as brads or buttons or flowers.

I kept my card fairly simple as I had to make a few for the teachers at my son's school. Today is his last day of Kindergarten! It's going to be a busy day of Kindergarten festivities and then a family dinner tonight. The papers are school themed from a pack of Fancy Pants Designs papers. The sketch is from the challenge at A Spoon Full of Sugar.

I also wanted to share the teacher gifts I made for his classroom teachers. These are chipboard coaster post it note holders. Each piece of chipboard has been covered with designer paper and then tied to each other with grosgrain ribbons to form a box. The bottom is another coaster that has been glued inside.

I embellished the sides with various items including chipboard shapes, Scrabble letters, wooden "school" themed pieces and also a little wiggly worm from the new Whimsy Animals Accessories collection! This is a little sneak peek for you, this little guy and a few more friends will be released in mid to late July!

Inside each box is a set of post it notes and a pen which I took apart and placed a rolled up piece of designer paper inside of to have it match the outside of the boxes. A functional and cute gift for a teacher's desk! And other than taking a little time, they are pretty easy to make too!

Before I take off for the day, I wanted to also share some fun news! Maddy Hill, of Mad Imaginations, has joined the Whimsy Stamps Design Team! We are very fortunate and excited to have her and can't wait to get creating! Welcome to the team Maddy!

Thanks for stopping by today, enjoy the rest of your Monday. If you're up for a challenge, head on over to Whimsy Challenges and join us in our recipe challenge! Happy stamping! :)

14 comments:

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

Very sweet, love the primary colors!!

Alex said...

Hi Denise!! What an adorable card, I love the giraffe!! And, those teacher boxes are soooo cute - love them and I am sure they will too! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Jacilynn said...

How super cute Denise. Love the bright color on your card and super cute teacher box. soo fun!

Lisa F said...

This is adorable! Love the boxes for teachers too!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

AWW!! This is just the sweetest ever!! I really love your fun colorful card and those containers!! What a cute idea Denise!! ;) Enjoy your day and congrats to the new DT member!!

CraftyC said...

These are gorgeous Denise, I especially love the boxes, so beautifully decorated. Have a great week
Clairex

Erin... said...

First LOVE these!!! What fun little boxes and that card is super cute, fun paper, perfect for a teacher!! Second, I have to make my teacher gifts for tomorrow I totally forgot!!!! Thanks for the reminder!!!

Riet said...

Wowww Denise,what beautiful,,l love the image and papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Dianne said...

Denise these are so cute!!! Your creativity is amazing.

My Paper Hugs

cats whiskers said...

Love this card dear such fabulous colours and cute image your colouring is superb
Hugs Jacqui xx

Cheri Howard said...

I love your card - the contrast between lighter colors and brights makes it pop! And those boxes are too cute!

Laura said...

Oh My! That giraffe is too adorable, Denise! I love your cute ideas!

Hugs!

Michele said...

Fabulous card Denise. Love the cute image and gorgeous colouring. Hugs Michele x

Emily said...

Adorable card Denise! Love that giraffe and the layout! The buttons look great too! Your boxes are too cute! What a great idea!