Monday, September 27, 2010

Teacher Gifts

Halloween is fast approaching and then the holidays will be upon us. My parents, sister, brother-in-law and nephews will be traveling from NJ to GA to spend Thanksgiving with us. This will be the first time I hosted a holiday. My DH and I moved out of NJ 11 years ago so this will be a very special holiday for us.  I also learned today that my oldest and dearest friend (we've known one another for over 30 years) will be spending Christmas with us. Steve owns a home in Seattle but works in LA, which is a long story. So our home will be packed this holiday season and we wouldn't want it any other way.

Each year I try and make something special for our boys' teachers. I've made apple butter, homemade relish (which is fabulous), and a magic bar cookie ingridient gift box. This year I decided to make a stationery set for them.  I wish I could say I designed it but I'm really not that creative. My DH is impressed but I keep telling him that all I do is "lift" ideas from those that are much more creative than I.  I've seen this set of stationery on several sites so I have no idea who is the real genius. I found the tutorial on SplitcoastStampers and the author is Jackie Topa so kudos to her!! 

I really enjoyed making it and will be at Archiver's tomorrow buying more double sided paper to make at least two more.  The large cards in the back are standard A2 which is 4.25 x 5.5, the note cards are 3 x 3, and the tags are 2.5 x 4.25.  The little pocket next to the "friends" address/phone book will hold stamps. I plan on changing out the pen for one that is clear so I can roll the paper inside the barrel. 

I hope you enjoy this and make one, or two, of your own!



SplitCoastStampers - Stationery Box

Sunday, September 19, 2010

SHH! A birthday card

My dear sister will soon be celebrating a birthday. Which one I won't say but let's say she old enough where no one cards her anymore but hasn't yet been given senior discounts!

I made this birthday card for her using Hot Off the Press's "Sweet Treat Pockets" template for the mug and tag. 

I will be posting additional SVG files in the future so please check back.

Happy Birthday - Christine!