Nifty Gifties & a Freebie!

Howdy folks! Can you believe it is May 2oth already? Wow in a few weeks out kids will be home for summer vacation! Why not make some end of year teacher gifts to show your children’s teachers how much you appreciate them. Here I have made a few containers that my children can fill with home-made goodies, I use the new School Papers, Uptown Houndstooth papers, Envelope bonanza, 3-D Posies, School Rules Stamps and today’s freebie from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff.

All supplies: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff

I used the sketch from 2sketches4you and the challenge at Gingersnap Creations to use a quote, and the black, white + another color at Magical Crafts. the tins are for the Anything but a Card challenge at One Stitch at a time


A Super quick card! Simply trim the paper from the school papers collage sheet, wrap with ribbon and adhere it to a 4.25" square card, color the teacher quote stamp, cut with mini scallop scissors and adhere over, die cut 2 flowers from Posies SVG set, curl petals and attach with a brad.

The tins were great fun to make, I bought a new can opener that cuts the can slightly under the lid so there is no sharp edges and then the lid sets right back on as neat as you please. The can opener was the good cook brand and I bought it for $8 at the grocery store. I painted the tins red (use spray paint, the acrylic paint I used will scratch off easily, live and learn:) then wrapped them with strips of paper from the Uptown Houndstooth and School Papers set.

on this can I cut 3 flowers from the 3-d posies set and curled the petals, I put foam tape between the layers for extra dimension.

Tip: To print the papers change your printer setting to 8.5×11 borderless and switch the orientation to landscape, then choose center on page and print at 100%. You will get a borderless sheet of paper and the 11″ strips will more than wrap around the tins and you will have leftover paper for other cards. I printed the paper on cream cardstock and it is designed to use little printer ink πŸ˜‰

A strip of printed twill tape and a few stick pins add a nice touch, I'm keeping this one!

It was fun to round-up found objects to use as handles on the lids. Spools, blocks or other toys work great for this! Before I glued the objects on the lid I Cut circles from the bingo cards in the school rules kit to adhere to the lid for a funky base.

Funky, no?

If you are a little pressed for time here is a quick little gifty, I used the ATC envelope from the Envelope bonanza kit to make a easy gift card holder, who wouldn’t love a gift card to Starbucks or a book store?

Quick, cute and easy, gotta love that!

And now for the freebie!

I have no idea who said this but I think I hear Tom Sellec say it on a public servise announcement once:) Click the pic to download. Enjoy!

Well, aren’t I a windbag today? How about we turn it over to the fantabulous Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff DT, let’s see what they have cooked up for us this week:

Cheryl Gorka DT Coordinator

Shannon Neparko

Margie Visnick

Lisa Jurecek

Tracey Allen

Melissa Craig

Leanne Garner

Tamara Bennett

Cindi Hooks

Rebekah Doak

Karin Martin

Jennifer Bliss

Rhonda Walker

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

34 thoughts on “Nifty Gifties & a Freebie!

  1. I just wanted to mention I had downloaded the envies you offer, and have used them over & over again~~! They are awesome, and really complete a handmade card. I’ve also purchased your digi’s with great satisfaction~~thanx again for your hard work.


    1. Very useful and adorable – i can think of billions of uses for these. I need one of those can openers now! Thank you, Lindsay, and thank you for your never ending supply of great ideas.


  2. Lindsay, what an adorable group of awesome teacher goodies…my niece would be thrilled to receive something like this..thank you so much for sharing your awesome talent with us at OSAAT – I do hope you join us again – good luck hun

    stitchy xoxox


  3. These are just wonderful creations…i love the spools and the all the little extras…great job!
    Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT. Smiles…Tammy


  4. oh wow these are all just brilliant,great detail on all of them many thanks for joining us at osaat this week hugs cheryl xx


  5. Clever ideas Lindsay. I have no need for teachers gifts but I’m taking that sentiment just in case!!!



  6. Wow , you really covered all the bases with the Quotes on this one! Well done, thanks for joining us in the challenge at gingersnap creations


  7. Way cute projects Lindsay. I’ve done similar ones using the pull-top cans – cutting the bottom with my can opener similar to the one you have. Then the recipient can “peel off” the top to find their surprise. πŸ™‚


  8. lovely gifts and so different! Thank you for joining OSAAT’s Anything But a Card Challenge this week, hope to see you for the next challenge too!


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