Saturday, 30 June 2012

School's Out! ...

...For Summer!
Thursday was the final day of term and the children are now free to enjoy a break from their normal routines ... some warm sunshine over the next 6 weeks would be very welcome too!
I put together some simple treat gifts for my daughter's teachers, using Papermania Honey and Hugs papers and some coloured card.

Plain white card was cut into rectangles and the patterned papers were matted onto coloured card leaving a narrow border. 
The treat pouch was created by scoring and folding 6" wide card at 2" and 4"  and
using a scalloped circle punch for the cutaway in the centre section, before securing at the back with strong double-sided tape.  This was then stapled at the top and bottom onto the prepared paper panel and then stuck to the white rectangle base, hiding the staples from view.  

A computer generated message was mounted onto coloured card cut with nestabilities and adhered with silicon glue to hide the securing staple at the front.

On the reverse I had attached a panel with room for a personal message and by adding ribbon to make a hanging, the teachers now have a cute keepsake for their notice boards when the chocolate is gone.
Coincidently 4 Crafty Chicks are doing a "School's Out Challenge" this week and the current Joanna Sheen Challenge is "Summer Days" so I'm submitting my wee treat hangings for consideration.

My precious mum celebrates her birthday today so we'll be popping round with her card and gift this afternoon.  I'll share her card ... and the one made for my dear friend Ann who also has her birthday today ... later, so's not to spoil the surprise.
Have a wonderful weekend, wherever you are and whatever you are doing ... and thank you for visiting.


Pink Dandelion said...

Super treats for the teachers. I'm sure they'll love them. Debs xx

Lee Poirier said...

Lovely and original idea. Bravo! xx

Rosietoes said...

A smashing idea and one I wish I'd thought of! These are lovely keepsakes for the teachers.
Thank you for joining us on the JS Challenge.

Edna x

Susan.... said...

Hi Max,
You clever lady ! What great pouches,very summery ! Thanks for the tutorial too...
Hope your mum had a wonderful birthday and Ann too !
Susan x

Lori said...

Super cute teacher gifts! Thanks for joining us this week at 4 Crafty Chicks...

Leanne said...

Cool idea, great gift. Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks for our school's out challenge! WTG!

Debbi Glennie said...

what a cute treat idea - it's so hard to come up with new ideas, all my kids teachers kinda expect cool homemade gifts now :S