Monday, May 5, 2008

Teacher Appreciation Week



The Appreciation Committee at my son's school chose a sports theme for Appreciation Week (which starts today). The staff found these in their mailboxes this morning. The little matchbook holds two tickets - one for a concession stand-style event on Wednesday and the other for a tailgate-style event on Friday. They also arrived at school today to find the hallways decorated with pennants the children had written comments on and "baseball cards" showcasing some trivia about each staff member. Tuesday they'll get a popcorn box filled with goodies, and Thursday they'll get a "TEAM [school name]" t-shirt. My good friend Jenn is the creative genius behind the overall theme and all the different events. I just help out with the crafty parts.



For this little matchbook, I cut the long side of an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper into fourths (so I cut at 2 3/4", 5 1/2", and 8 1/4" which gave me four pieces, each measuring 2 3/4" x 8 1/2"), then scored each of those at 3/4" and 5." The inside tickets are printed on the computer and trimmed down a bit smaller. The tickets are stapled into the matchbook. The baseball (which is clip-art [gasp!]) serves two functions: it covers up the staple, and it helps give the big flap something to tuck into. Everything is computer-generated, except the trio of red stars, which I stamped with one of the images from Verve Visual's Starlight Starbright (I had to sneak some stamping in SOMEwhere, lol!). Be sure to check out the numbers running up the right side of the ticket ... they're the dates for each event: Wednesday 05072008 and Friday 05092008. Wonder if anyone will notice that little detail?

Thanks for stopping by! (If you want more specifics on any of this, just shoot me an email. I'm happy to share.)



P.S. what do I file this under? It's not exactly a card, it's not exactly 3D, it's not a treat or box ... hmmm....

14 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

this is fabulous, what a great idea, how nice to let the teachers know that they are appreciated for all they do.

Jamie Tyson said...

Love it!!! Last year we did an Award's Show them. I'm loving the Sports Theme and all the extras (concession stand, tail-gating) Love the presentation.

Tracy said...

ok. its official. you crazy girl!
and oh so talented and sweet :-)
how bout filing it under a new category: teacher appreciation projects (or another appropriately named catchall). i'm sure lots of people who frequent here will find it a useful category

joyk said...

Very creative idea! Love the coupon book!! Maybe you could just file it under OTHER. :)

Dawn Easton said...

Oh wow! This is FANTASTIC Amy! What a wonderful idea! It's nice to show them some appreciation. We have a teacher luncheon put on by our Parents Association and I made little gift sets for Chloe's teachers. LOVE this idea though!

Jessie/knightrone said...

You could file it under fantastic!!! What a neat idea!!

Julia Aston said...

How fun and professional looking!!! bet the teachers were VERY impressed when they found these!!

June Houck said...

I love this idea! Really great. Our school is doing a western theme and the halls are lined with "WANTED" posters of each staff member.

Joan said...

This is a great idea and it looks fantastic. Joan

Annapurna said...

Cool project! You could file it under treat, since they really are.

Heather said...

How much fun are these invitations! Hmmmmm....Super super fun! LOL...

Lovetostamp6 said...

What a really fun idea, LOVE it Amy! Almost looks like a matchbook card, how about that for a title?

Have a great week DD LOL :)

Jennifer :)

Carolina said...

What a creative matchbook to give teachers...I'm sure they were thrilled to find these in their mailboxes!

Angel W said...

That was a lot of work! They look great though and I know the teachers will love them.
{I would call it a card.}