Friday, 15 July 2011

And Now for the Teaching Assistants

Hello again

Well this is my second post today - extremely unusual for me LOL!

These are the gift boxes I made for the teaching assistants at school. I just put a Flake (mmmmm yummy!!), pen and pencil in them - I know nothing special, but just a little thank you, and I just could not think of anything exciting!



I made 5 of these altogether.

They were very simple - for each box I just die cut two pieces of card with the largest Spellbinders Labels Ten die, embossed those, and also cut a strip of card 28cm long and 5cm wide (folded it across at 11.5cm and 16.5cm, and also folded down each side (at an angle so that the top was narrower than the bottom)) and glued it all together. Then added another die cut piece of patterned paper to the front and a die cut piece of the base card which had the thank you sentiment stamped on. Added a die cut flower, and some stickles, et voila! Oh and I added some paper thread for a handle.

My explanation of how I made them may not be particularly clear, so I'll show you a side view and hope it makes more sense - do you see that the bottom of the side panel is wider than the top - this was to make the box more stable when it was standing - oh I also just trimmed the bottom of the two labels shapes I'd cut for even more stability!



I would like to enter these in the Papertake Weekly Challenge which is Hot, Hot, Hot - I used reds, oranges and pinks on some of these boxes and I must say they did look gorgeous IRL, even though I say so myself LOL!

Enough waffle - I need to check what the children are doing LOL!

I do have another card I made ready to show you - it was for a teacher who retired yesterday - not sure if I'll have time to post it tomorrow but as soon as I can!

Have a fabulous weekend everyone - I hope the weather's not as wet as is forecast here in the UK.

Love, Andrea xx

4 comments:

MONICA GALE said...

Gorgeous gifts Andrea, your kids will so proud to take these to school for their teachers. M xx

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

Hi Andrea thanks so much for visiting my studio and sharing such a lovely comment, it means the world to me. Your teacher's gift ideas are fabulous. I may have to give it a try next year.

xo,

Abby

Wishcraft said...

Such cute little gifts, what a great idea :o) Lisa x

Sharon Caudle said...

What an awesome project! I love them! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon