International Blog Highlights: Teacher Gifts

Gifts for your favorite Teacher

How do you say “thank you” to someone who gives so much, every day, to our children?  When it come to acknowledging our teachers, many of us struggle with a meaningful and useful gift.

When I saw the theme Kylie Bertucci picked for her August International Blog Highlights I went to my good old stand by Pinterest for inspiration.  After a disappointing 30 minutes of seeing the same things, the lightbulb finally went on.  “Ask your teacher friends what they really want Corinne!”

So I did.

Besides the serious-yet-joking answer of “more money”, it was pretty clear that supplies were the top request – colored pens and dry erase markers specifically.  I had seen some clever “supply cakes” on pinterest, but we are paper crafters here and I wanted more for this project than tape and a few wraps of ribbon.

This is what I came up with:

 

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Let’s get crafty…

You will need the following pieces of cardstock:

  • One 6 x 8 inch in emerald envy
  • One 6 x 8 1/2 inch in emerald envy
  • One 2 1/2 x 7 1/2 inch in emerald envy
  • One 1 1/8 x 2 3/4 inch in basic black
  • One 3 3/4 x 5 1/2 inch in basic black

 

Score the 6 x 8 1/2 emerald envy at 4″ 

Score the 6 x 8 emerald envy at 1″ and 7″
Tape edges as shown

Assemble the stand so the flaps are on the inside.  

Score the 2 1/2 x 7 1/2 emerald envy at 3 1/2″ and 4″ horizontally and at 1/2″ and 2″ vertically
Snip tabs and add Tear & Tape as shown

If you want a notched  marker pocket like my finished product, make sure you use you 1″ circle punch BEFORE assembling the box.  As you can see, I rushed ahead making the tutorial and had to undo the box so I could punch it.  tongue-out

Here is the marker box assembled (again).  I  made a fresh one for the final project.  I used mini glue dot to hold the tiny flaps inside first, then  stuck to longer flaps together.

The rest is up to you!

 

I finished decorating my holder with images from the new Bike Ride bundle, Daffodil Delight Double Stitched ribbon, a sentiment from an old Paper Pumpkin kit and the Labeler Alphabet in Craft white ink to mimick the look of chalk.  My sticky note pad is 3 x 3 and came from the Dollar Tree

Corinne Blake

Independant Stampin’ Up Demonstartor

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Tic Tac Toe, three in a row: #tttc010

Right away the top row of elements – metallic, emboss and insect – called out to me.  I am still in love with the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and coordinating dies that came out in the last Occasions catalog.

Click here for another post featuring this set and the design progression from simple to spectacular that led me to this card.

Which three in a row will you choose for your project?  Grab your creative cap, whatever supplies you have on hand and come play with me at TTTC!

#tttc010

We have hit the double digets!  Ten challenges down and this board is superb!  Thank you to Nicole Watt over at Pixle Maven’s Retreat for this great challenge.

 

 

 

 

August Pals Blog Hop: Cut it Out!

Welcome to the August 2017 Pals Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month we’re going to “Cut It Out”. Participants will feature projects with “cuts” from punches, dies, Framelits, Edgelits, or Thinlits.  Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

Cut it Out for Christmas

 

I love, LOVE my Big Shot machine and dies.  And with Stampin’ Up’s amazing selection of thinlits and framelits, what’s not to love?

This card features two die cut sets; the Card Front Builder and Pretty Pines Thinlits.  I also used the Layering Oval Framelits to cut out the opening for the sentiment.  The stamp is from from Carols of Christmas and coordinates with the Card Front Builder dies.  *Extra exciting bounus; the Carold of Christmas Bundle is available as a special pre-order before the Holiday Catalog launch in September AND you can save 10% when buying the bundle*

To make my  trees look “flocked” with snow, I used silver embossing powder.  I took a VersaMark pad and randomly swiped it along the egdes of the tree and then  poured silver powder  and smudged it around before heating.  The sentiment was stamped on Old Olive and then embossed with the new Pinewood Planks embossing folder to enhance the “woodsy” feel of  the card.

Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on September 13, 2017. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We’d love to hear what you have to say about our creative “Cuts”.


Corinne Blake

Independant Stampin’ Up Demonstartor

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  • Don’t have a catalog?  Email me at: [email protected] with your address and I will send you one free.

Creatively Yours,

Corinne

Product Highlight: Carols of Christmas

Carols of Christmas special Pre-Order

 

It’s here!  The new Holiday catalog launched today for demonstrators to pre-order *squeee*!  But dear customers, Stampin’ Up did not leave you out in the cold.  While you have to wait until September 1st to get all the amazing new products, you CAN get this special holiday bundle early!  Order yours today!

Check out this video for more details and project ideas!

This stamp set comes in traditional wood block or cling mount.  Save 10% when you buy the bundle

 

Carols of Christmas samples

And just incase you need a little more enabeling, here are a few of my own cards.

Corinne Blake

Independant Stampin’ Up Demonstartor

[email protected]

Do you  want to get in on all the sneak peeks?  Get your hands on products before anyone else?  How about discounts on all your favorite Stampin’ Up products?  If you said “yes” to any of these, then the Ultimate Bundle is for you!  Click to find out more!

 

  • Don’t have a catalog?  Email me at: [email protected] with your mailing address and I will send you one free.

Creatively Yours,

Corinne

Tic Tac Toe, Three in a Row: #tttc008

How cute are these Quirky Critter stamps?   There are four adrorable animals total; each with their own cute punny greeting.  These images are great for coloring and inspire play!  I had a lot of fun using brighter colors and mixing patterns and textures

I picked two  rows for this card; left column down and left diagonal. We are sooooo close to hitting 40 entries.  What are you waiting for? Grab your creative cap, whatever supplies you have on hand and come play with me at TTTC!

#tttc008

 

Tic Tac GO!  It’s game on for team “O”.  This week’s board was designed by Susan Itell over at Simple Stampin.  This is a great board with so many awesome combos!

 

 

 

Corinne Blake

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