Thursday, April 28, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Gift

Hello! As promised, I am back with a Teacher Appreciation gift using the April Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients kit.

I need several gifts for Sabrina's teachers and para aides for next week. They all have been a tremendous help all year, and especially lately as she has finally gone back to school since having her toes operated on last Monday. I decided to treat them to a Starbuck's gift card as they all seem to like their caffeine fix! I started with a plain small hinged tin and decorated the inside and outside with supplies from the Taylored Expressions April Key Ingredients Kit (paper, ribbon, rose, pearls).

Here's a side view:

If you are a fan of giving gift cards like I am, then this is a super easy way to add a handmade touch to your gift. I used the Gift Card Frame Die to cut out my patterned paper for the top and insides.. it's a perfect fit!

Here's a peek at the inside:

Edit, 5/2/11: Tomorrow is Teacher Appreciation Day, and I am finally finished! I thought I'd add a photo of all of them. I made 11 in all (the 1 prototype above and 10 to give as gifts). All supplies came from the original TE April Key Ingredients kit except the tins and red gingham ribbon (from my stash).

For more projects with the Taylored Expressions April Key Ingredients Kit, please be sure to visit the April Key Ingredients gallery HERE!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies ~
Stamps: It's a Banner Day 1, You're Appreciated from Extra Credit (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: Taylored Expressions April Key Ingredients Kit
Ink: Memento Lady Bug, Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Banner Day 1 Die, Gift Card Frame Die, Small Scallop Border Die, Small hinged tin, Foam tape (Taylored Expressions); Pearls, Rose, Ribbon from Taylored Expressions April Key Ingredients Kit; Thread, Sewing machine.