Apple for the Teacher
If you need more encouragement
for an end of term thank you, or
a thank you at any other time
come to that, here is Jane Castle
to show you the way........
"Over the last couple of years I have made
some 'End of year' cards for my Grandchildren
to give to their teachers and I have been amazed
at some of the gifts families buy for their teachers.
So here is an idea that is fairly quick to make,
not expensive, very acceptable as we all
need to send a little thank-you/thinking of you
type note and one that the kids can get
involved in as well.
'What is it ?' I hear you saying.
Inside the tissue wrapping are 6 postcards,
3 different designs but all of a similar nature.
I started with a pad of watercolour postcards
which can be found at most art shops,
added some Distress Oxide inks to my craft mat,
sprayed with a little water and
applied this with a brush.
I made a total of 6 using slightly different
colour combinations each time.
I then cut my tag from some watercolour card
and added some of the D.O. to this also.
Then using Archival ink in Cornflower Blue
began to stamp the main images.
This is the smaller of the 2 flowers from
Woodware's Clear Magic Singles set Dotty Flowers.
I really like this image with its library stamps-----
quite fitting for a teacher!
A great stamp to use if you are organising a
gathering/get together or thanks for a
lovely dinner party.
Here are the stamp sets I used for the whole project.
I decided to include envalopes as then the
recipient has the choice as to whether or not
they use them.
Now it's just the tag left to finish off.
I chose the cheeky pirate figure as it reminded
me of my eldest Grandson (a big grin when
he's been up to no good!) then 'Best' & 'Teacher'
were cut out from an old dictionary and attached
to the top and bottom.
If you didn't have an old dictionary for crafting
purposes you could always print the definitions
from the computer.
The 6 cards were then wrapped in tissue paper
and tied with bakers twine.
This would be a suitable gift for a
male or female teacher and it could easily
be customised to include a subject/hobby."
Dotty Flowers, Memories, Time to Wind Down
& Ahoy Matey
in Broken China, Faded Jeans, Fossilized Amber
Watercolour Postcard 300gsm pad.
Archival Ink : Cornflower Blue
Sheet of Tissue Paper
Thank You Jane, a lovely choice of
stamps there and as you say
the whole project would make a
very acceptable present.
has reminded me that I have
a thank you or two to do.....
....... there's always something isn't there?