I used to work in the office of a junior high school back when I was in college, and if there is one thing I learned, it is that teacher’s are counting down the last few days of school until summer just like the kids are.
Today I have a fun thank you gift for your child’s teacher with a summer theme.
I’m pretty sure teachers are tired of seeing pencils, crayons, and notebook paper by the time May rolls around … and so for my teacher gift idea, I decided to create a Happy Summer Beach Tote using the Amy Tangerine Sunshine & Good Times collection
I used an electronic die cutting machine to cut out the pattern for the tote using the Flutter By paper
for the body of the bag and the Let’s Hug paper
for the blue accents.
Inside the bag, I am going to tuck a cute pair of flip flops, a pair of sunglasses, a bottle of sunscreen, and a gift card to a bookstore, so that my child’s favorite teacher can kick back at the pool with a good book or magazine. A cute beach towel would be a fun addition, too!
There you have it! An adorable gift that any teacher is sure to love. Who’s ready to go to the pool?! I know I am!
Hello, Friends! Last week I shared a fun wedding decor project on the Echo Park Paper Blog using the Just Married collection
The side of the car is decked out with lots of flowers, a banner, a beautiful wedding cake, and a sign for the Bride and Groom. Some of the flowers get a bit of added dimension with Enamel Dot
flower centers. A few sprigs of greenery created with the Spring Greenery Die Set
are tucked behind each flower cluster.
The swag sticker
is the perfect accent for the back of the car.
The happy couple who receives this are sure to live happily ever after!
My daughter had the opportunity last summer to march in a local 4th of July parade representing her Junior High. This layout features a few shots of her before heading out on the parade route.
I decided to use a quadrant design for my page, placing the photos diagonally from one another. I used the remaining two quadrants for page decoration, a title, and journaling.
I framed out the quadrant with borders on all four sides. At the top of the page, I layered together several strips of patterned papers, including a fussy-cut patriotic swag border from the Patriotic Banners paper
When I need larger elements to fill the spaces on my page, I always turn to the journaling cards to see what I can fussy-cut with my scissors. Here I used Evergreen Shimmer Designer Cardstock
to create a grassy hill for the barn cut out from the 4×4 Journaling Cards Paper
. Firework stickers fill the night sky! I added a few firecrackers next to the barn, too. One of them is “lit” with a punched flower, to look like it has a spark.
At the bottom of the page I added another fussy-cut element, the jar of flowers from the 3×4 Journaling Cards paper
. I added a title cut on my Silhouette Cameo machine using the Splash Gingham paper
. I cut the title multiple times so that I could layer the letters with foam squares for more dimension. I finished the title by underscoring it with another fussy-cut banner, again, from the Patriotic Banners paper
Journaling Cards aren’t just for pocket pages or cards … try cutting out the elements to use on your scrapbook pages, too!
“United States” cut file by Loni Stevens
(Design #14189 in the Silhouette Design Store)