Thursday, 10 July 2014

Thank You Teacher!! (and save 10%!!)

So it's that time of year again, for some of you your children may have already finished school for the summer, but for others, like me, we still have a couple of weeks to go yet.  I usually make little apple themed Thank You Teacher cards, sometimes I make them apple shaped too and they are fun to make.  (You may have already seen my little tutorial over on the papermill blog for a simple design you can make with your children)
 
Anyway this time I thought I would try something different.  Again this is a simple design and you can make it as simple or elaborate as you wish.  So I made some little Thank You Teacher Post-It Note Holders.  These will make inexpensive and useful gifts for teachers and can of course be adapted for other uses.

For these designs I chose great quality card from papermill direct in traditional school theme colours of 'Post Box Red', 'Lime Green' and 'Forest Green',  (materials list and links at end of post).

Papermill card is perfect for this project as it is a good gsm and scores and creases easily with no 'cracking' you get a good clean durable fold which is important for a gift that will be opened and closed a lot.

You can buy post it notes in different sizes, I already had these to hand and they measure approx 3" x 3".  so I cut my card to give a little clearance all round, allowing approx 1/2" for the spine (this will of course depend on the height of your post it notes stack). I used a corner rounder on the front 2 corners to give a neater finish.


 Decorating these is the fun part and something your children may like to do. I stamped 'Thank You' and 'Teacher' using black ink and a stamp set from Clearly Besotted.  I also stamped the pencil design using a versamark inkpad to give a light watermark effect. I stamped a little apple design using black, red and green inks, then I diecut a circle around each stamped image before matting them onto a die cut scalloped circle in a contrasting colour card.  A length of black ribbon was attached around the front flap of the card holder, the joins at the front right so they can be hidden by the little diecut apple motif.  To finish off, just add a little adhesive to the bottom of your post it notes stack, I used a square of double sided sheet but you can use double-sided tape if you prefer.  Carefully position inside your holder and all done.  

And it's perfect timing for those makes, as Papermill Direct have a special discount, starting NOW, you can save 10% on a small box of card (approx 80 sheets) until Monday 14th July at 9am!   

The papermill Design Team have all been busy making thank you Teacher gifts and cards, why not pop over and check out their Blogs.  (links below).


Materials List:
Lime Green, Forest Green & Post Box Red card from Papermill Direct
Post it notes,
Black, Red, Green and Versamark inkpads, 
'Teachers Pet' Stamp Set from Clearly Besotted
Circle & scallop circle dies,
Black Ribbon, adhesive, corner rounder.



Challenges Entered:

July 'Anything Goes' Challenge - Sisters of Craft
 http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/sisters-of-craft-july-anything-goes.html

Why not pop over and see what my fabulous papermill teamies have got up to this week too?:
 

Barbara

Lisa
 
Ruth
Sharon