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.
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
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.
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 😉
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.
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?
And now for the freebie!
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:
Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!