Yesterday, I showed the first of two accordion-fold booklets that I made for my daughter's kindergarten teachers. Instead of creating an exact duplicate of the first booklet, I thought I'd just change out the papers. Instead, I found my groove and ended up adding all sorts of little extras.
This is the hinged, window tin I packaged the booklets in. I went simple - just a piece of patterned paper inside and some twill tied around the outside.
The first page, like yesterday's booklet, has a stamped quote from Make the Grade by Taylored Expressions.
The second page is for the restaurant gift card. Instead of the "Bon Appetit" tag like I did for yesterday's book, I created a scrappy "D is for dinner" label using a "Dd" from the manuscript pattern in October Afternoon's Report Card collection along with some Making Memories mini alpha stickers.
Next is the Barnes & Noble gift card with "B is for books." I love the banner treatments that are so popular right now. This was my first go at one - so fun!
"S is for shop" goes with the Visa gift card. Notice how the bit of dp in the background also includes "s" words? "Scene" peeks out at the top and "scissors" peeks out at the bottom. I didn't plan it that way - just noticed it as I was adhering the gift card envie. Love happy little surprises like that!
And the last page is a message to the teacher along with the student names.
This is the gift bag I put the tin in. I just added a strip of one of the Report Card patterns to the top, then tied on a pencil-shaped tag. The pencil was made by lining up the various colored pieces of card stock (pink, aluminum foil, gold, kraft, dark grey) and then trimming the lead end to a point and slightly rounding the corners of the eraser end.
I had so much fun making these gift card holders! Although I liked the first one just fine, this one was by far my favorite. The Report Card papers were so perfect (why didn't I think of them first?), and once the inspiration hit for the envelope titles, I had so much fun figuring out how to arrange the little title collages. If it wasn't 3 AM when I finished, I would have made a third, so that both teachers could get this version. How nice, though, that dd liked the other one best - that way I felt like each teacher got a favorite.
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Stamps: Make the Grade (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: Papertrey Kraft and Rustic Cream card stock; October Afternoon Report Card 8x8 designer papers, Basic Grey Basics White
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Frayed Burlap Distress Inks
Accessories: hinged window tin, wood buttons, 5/8" natural twill, Spellbinders Long Rectangle Nestabilities, May Arts burlap string, Making Memories mini letter stickers, Prima flower, Stampin' Up circle, large oval, and key tag punches, staple