Monday, December 21, 2009

"You Can Learn a lot of Things from the FLOWERS"...

Hee hee...that's from my FAVORITE movie of all time, Alice in Wonderland :)

You can also learn a lot of things from your 4th grade teacher, and on that note, I have some cards to share with you today, using this awesome flower from the December KOTM, {Delightful Moments}.    I made this set as a teacher gift for my 4th grade DD's teacher, Mrs. Tate.



This time of year it's so hard for me to come up with a teacher gift that means as much as I credit these teachers for doing.  We are SO blessed with such a wonderful school and the teachers are especially wonderful.


So, in addition to going in on a class gift, I wanted to make her something special; something from the heart.   I asked my DD and found out that she loves earthy, organic things and bright colors....so I came up with these.  I used the Basic Grey Nook and Pantry line of DP-LOVE IT!  The fun fabric brads came from BG Nook and Pantry line as well.


I left the notecards blank so that she could use them for almost anything, included some envelopes, and also created a box to put them in.


For the box itself, I used the sentiment "You Make the Good Times GREAT".  DD picked it out herself  from my Because of You stamp set from IPPITY! and I think it really says a lot about how her teacher takes a normal day or lesson and turns it into something memorable.


Again using the Basic Grey Nook and Pantry DP, I covered this cute card box (from Taylored Expressions) and brightened it up with some fun ribbon from PTI.  The BEST part came in the form of My DD's little note inside to her teacher:


Isn't this the SWEETEST?   LOVE handmade gifts.  LOVE when they're given to a teacher from a child....LOVE this time of year!  It just puts a big, sunny smile on my face and I hope it makes you smile, too :)

Be sure to check out the UNITY blog for more info on this card and to check out what's going on at UNITY today!  I am having the BEST time as their Guest Designer this month and if you're new to them, you'll see why with just ONE click on their website! See you back tomorrow, peeps!  Thank you SO much for stopping by!!!

14 comments:

Kris said...

This really makes me smile!! Especially tha big smile on DD's face!!! warms my heart to the fullest.... BEAUTIFUL job on this sweet set Jess!!! love everything about this creation! hugs, Kris

jennifer mitten said...

Great card set and box - love the proud look of DD on here too!

Cindy Haffner said...

Perfect gift and your DD looks so proud!!! Hugs and Happy Holidays Cindy xxoo

Cheryl Walker said...

Awww Jessica I LOVE this gift, and the picture of your daughter how cute!!!! I know her teacher will LOVE this box and giftcards!!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Julie said...

OH HOW CUTE! And the cards are ok too! :) LOL!

Kelly Schelske said...

This is such a fabulous gift idea Jess! Love it...and of course your sweet girl too!

kadie said...

Awesome project! Look at that cutie Madelynn!!

Jen Shults said...

Jessica! This is just absolutely perfect. I know your daughters teacher will love it. I know I go through about a million cards in a school year... it's one of the reason's I started making them because I was always needing one. I know she'll adore these. (And I LOVE that card layout... simple, clean... perfect for that stamp)

Shirley N said...

What a perfect gift--nothing compares to a hand-made gift made from the heart! And your adorable DD looks like she is beaming with pride! Happy Holidays!

Danni said...

These are all just so pretty! Wow...awesome!!

Kathy said...

LOVE your note cards and your daughter looks so happy! Thanks for sharing this great project! Merry Everything :)

PaperCrafty said...

Darling card set!! Your DD is too cute!!

WickedPixie said...

Jess, I think this is a fantastic gift!! Love the cards and the box - I bet her teacher is thrilled!! :-)Traci

scrappypug said...

what a cute gift ...its perfect and your dd is too cute!