Monday, August 6, 2012

Designer Craft Connection- Crafting with School Supplies


Hi Everyone! 

Guess what today is! If you’ve been following my blog for any time, you know that today is the first Monday of the month and that means the professional designers at Designer Craft Connection are blog hopping! Our theme for this month’s hop is “Crafting with School Supplies”.  With summer coming to an end and kids everywhere heading back to school, what better time to start your school crafting! 

We have anywhere from 30 to 50 professional designers that participate in this blog hop each month so, we have a never ending supply of inspiration for you. Each designer that participates has the Designer Craft Connection blinkie on their blog somewhere. To get started, click on my blinkie that you will find on the right side of my blog, then “hop” from one blog to another. Hours of fabulous inspiration is awaiting you with a click of your computer mouse. Enjoy and have fun!!! 

Thank you for joining me. Until next time…

Crafty hugs,

Lisa
Stampin’ Queen Creations 

Give The Queen A Call!!!



Teacher Gift Basket Set 

My whole entire life has been spent around educators. First, growing up with my dad the teacher, principal, and assistant superintendent and then marrying my husband, the teacher. So, naturally I grew up with a strong appreciation of teachers. As a child, I remember my mom creating hand crafted gifts to give to all of my teachers to show her appreciation (probably thankful for tolerating me!). When I had my own children, I carried on the tradition. By making hand crafted gifts like this basket set, I believe you’re letting these wonderful men and women know how truly special they are. This basket set is a quick and easy way to let that special teacher in your child’s life know how much you care for all of their hard work and kindness.  Go ahead, make a teacher smile.

 SUPPLIES FOR BASKET 

Basket
Foam core board
School themed pattern paper
Ruler frame
Blue card stock
White card stock
Various buttons
Blue, yellow & green gingham ribbon
Blue braided trim
Zip DryÔ Paper Glue by Beacon AdhesivesÒ
Watercolor pencils by Faber-CastellÒ
ColorBox® Archival Dye inkpad Wicked Black by Clearsnap®
Paintbrush
Preserve It!Ô Paper Protectant by Krylon ProductsÒ
Rubber Stamps-
Alphabet stamp set by Unknown
School border by Provo CraftÒ 




INSTRUCTIONS FOR BASKET 

Step 1.   Measure and cut foam board to fit top of basket. Adhere blue card stock to bottom of foam board. Cut yellow ribbon 4”. Fold in half to make a loop. Adhere to top center of foam board. Cut three pieces of green ribbon 2”. Adhere ½ of ribbon to top of foam board in the back 3” apart. Leave other half of ribbon free. These will be your hinges. 

Step 2.  Adhere school themed paper to top of foam board. Adhere blue trim around foam board, again leaving green ribbons free. Cut white card stock 4” x 6”. Stamp words and school border with black inkpad. Color with watercolors pencils. Spray all stamped images with Preserve It! Paper Protectant. 

Step 3. Adhere white card stock to ruler frame. Adhere frame to top of foam board. Lay foam board on top of basket. Adhere green ribbons to the back of basket for your hinges. Adhere three red buttons to green ribbons. 

Step 4.  Make bows with blue ribbon. Attach to each side of handles. Adhere buttons to ruler frame. Adhere red heart button to front center of basket. Loop yellow ribbon around heart button to close lid.

SUPPLIES FOR NOTEPAD 

5” X 7” Blank book by Hot Off The PressÒ
School themed pattern paper
Yellow pattern paper
White card stock
Assorted fibers
Assorted colored brads- ¼” & 1/8”- four of each size
ColorBox® Archival Dye inkpad Wicked Black by Clearsnap®
ColorBox® Pigment inkpad Green by Clearsnap®
Clear embossing powder by Clearsnap®
Zip DryÔ Paper Glue by Beacon AdhesivesÒ
Watercolor pencils by Faber-CastellÒ
Paintbrush
Preserve It!Ô by Krylon ProductsÒ
Heat tool
Rubber Stamps-
School border by Provo CraftÒ
Time To Enjoy by Hero ArtsÒ 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR NOTEPAD 

Step 1.  Adhere school themed paper to front and back notebook covers. Cut yellow pattern paper 3” x 5”. Cut white card stock 2” x 4” for wording and 1 ½” x 3 ¼” for tag.

Step 2.  Stamp wording with green pigment inkpad. Ink edges. Emboss with clear powder. Stamp school border with black inkpad. Ink edges. Color image with watercolor pencils. 

Step 3.  Attach wording and yellow pattern paper to notebook front with brads. Attach fibers and tag. 



SUPPLIES FOR KEYCHAIN 

Foam core board
Mat board
School themed pattern paper
White card stock
ColorBox® Archival Dye inkpad Wicked Black by Clearsnap®
ColorBox® Pigment inkpad Sky Blue by Clearsnap®
Clear embossing powder by Clearsnap®
Zip DryÔ Paper Glue by Beacon AdhesivesÒ
Watercolor pencils by Faber-CastellÒ
Paintbrush
Preserve It!Ô by Krylon ProductsÒ
Assorted fibers
Blue ribbon
Heat tool
Key ring
¼” Hole punch
Rubber Stamps-
Alphabet set by Unknown
School border by Provo CraftÒ 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR KEYCHAIN  

Step 1.  Cut foam board into tag shape 2 ½” x 4”. Adhere school themed paper to front and back of tag. Adhere ribbon around edges. Cut mat board into tag shape 1 ½” x 3 ¼”.

Step 2.  Stamp word and school border with black inkpad. Color with watercolor pencils. Ink edges. Punch holes into both tags. Attach key ring and fibers to both tags.

Step 3.  Stamp Post It notes with black inkpad. Tie ribbons around glue gun and large chalks for an added touch.


12 comments:

Meggan Maravich said...

Cute ideas! :)

Marilyn Gossett Designs said...

Hi Sweet Spirit!
I love your gift collection! You are a generous designer, sharing your wonderful ideas. Fun!

Ann Butler said...

Such great projects; thank for sharing!

creativegoddess said...

Wow! That's a heck of a teacher gift. Generous... just like you. :)

Dawn's Craft Place said...

That is a fabulous gift for a teacher, wow who wouldn't want to receive that?
Thanks for sharing sweetie

Stamping From The Heart said...

Thanks Meggan!

Stamping From The Heart said...

You are too sweet Marilyn! Thank you!!!

Stamping From The Heart said...

Thanks Ann! BTW, I love the new profile picture! Too cute!!!

Stamping From The Heart said...

Ah Vic, you alway say the nicest things to me. Thanks!

Stamping From The Heart said...

Hi Dawn,
Thanks for your kind words!!!

Subriagirl said...

Simply loving this gift idea!!

Carmen said...

What a lovely gift! What teacher wouldn't love receiving such a thoughtful present? Very cute!