Teacher Gifts

By | December 12, 2015

I’m feeling a little nostalgic.  My daughter is a senior in high school this year, so I keep having these moments where I think, “Oh, this is the last time I’m going to do something like that.”  It’s been happening a lot lately!  For example, today she’s dancing in her last Christmas Show.  We’ve been going to those shows every year since she was in Kindergarten!  Another one of those moments happened last week when I decided to make little gifts for her teachers.  Again, this is the last time I’m going to be making them because next year she’ll be in college.  Hmm:(

I remember when I used to make loads of these gifts at Christmas for both my kids’ teachers!!!  I feel like I’m getting off pretty easy this year.  On the other hand, since I didn’t have that many to make, I put a little more effort into them.

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I wanted to make something that would hold a gift card, and a chocolate just for fun.  I made gift card holders last year, so I decided to make Mini Treat Bags this time.  I used the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies to make bags out of Home For Christmas and Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper.  Those pretty papers make decorating so easy.  I already felt like I had a head start.  Then, I just added coordinating papers.

To make my labels, I used the Lots of Labels Framelits Dies and Oh, What Fun photopolymer stamp set.  Since I didn’t have too many bags to make, I embossed all the stamping in gold for an extra festive feel.

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I love that little swirly stamp!  I just had to use it, so I thought it might be fun to add it to just one side.

Since my daughter will probably be leaving these on her teachers’ desks, I wanted to leave a clear spot for her to sign them.  Those little “from” tags seemed to be just hanging there, so I decided to add some Home For Christmas Enamel Dots to anchor them.

Well, that’s one more task I can cross off the list.

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Supplies used on my bags:

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Stampin’ Up! makes gift wrapping so easy!  I love the freedom to make custom gifts for any occasion, especially this time of year.

Tami Hewlett

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