Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Gift & Card

I was helping a friend pack as she is moving today.  She had some little (not the mini) bottles of unscented hand sanitizers that she was going to throw out.  Instead I took some and started looking for a tutorial on making a hand sanitizer tutorial.  There were a lot for the mini bottles, so I adapted those tutorials and made a holder for the bottle I had.  Then I made a 3 X 3" card (with matching envelope) to go with this gift.
I thought this would make a great gift to give to a teacher  - for the teacher to use so that hopefully he/she won't get some many 'colds'.  Hand hygiene is so important.
For this project I used the color challenge with Create with Connie & Mary here .  These colors are:  Riding Hood red, Baja breeze and Peach Parfait.

Stamps: Punch Potpourri, Afterthoughts, Countryside, With all My Heart
Inks: Riding Hood Red, Baja breeze, Markers (Baja Breeze, Peach Parfait)
Papers: Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Peach Parfait, Peach Parfait designer paper (from paper pack)
Accessories: Large Heart Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Baja Breeze seam binding, rhinestones, dimesnionals, Envelope 3 1/8 X 3 1/8", 1 3/4 X 7/8" oval punch

Cut a piece of Riding Hood Red Paper 2 1/2" X 11.
Score at 1/2", 1 1/2", 3 1/2",4", 9", 10"
Cut an additional 2 1/2 X 4" piece of Riding Hood Red .

Use the 1 3/4 X 7/8" oval punch to punch a hole between the 1/2" and 1 1/2" score lines overlapping the 1 1/2" score line a little bit.
Fold all your score lines.
Place sticky tape on the 1/2" piece , fold it over and attach it to the 6 1/2" score line.
Attach the additional piece of Riding Hood Red at the 9" score line.
Decorate.  Put a piece of velcro on the flap to keep it closed.

Here the holder is opened .  The Hand Sanitizer fits nicely in the opening made by the oval punch.
I added an additional  piece of Baja Breeze card stock which I scalloped with the Scallop border punch.
You can see the placement of the velcro

The card is 3 X 3" and fits nicely in SU 3 1/8 X 3 1/8 envelope.  The envelope is also decorated.

The inside of the card - again decorated to match the outside.  There is plenty of room to write a personal note to the teacher.


Shoreline Stampers said...

Thank you for sharing, I'm going to try this today. It looks like a wonderful gift. Great job!!

Susan said...

very nice; I've seen many patterns, but I like yours the best; TFS!

MJ said...

Love this Maria! Great mix of sets.

Deb said...

As a former teacher, this is the perfect gift!! And yours is extra special!! I love how you put these colors together! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Brown said...

Oh...this pair is WONDERFUL! Any teacher would love getting them! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Connie Babbert said...

Very nice special gift with matching card! Thanks for playing along with us on Create with Connie and Mary.

I can carry all the shopping bags and the babies too. said...

Here is a good gift idea... You have to scroll down though. Cheap and Easy!!


Vicky W said...

Great project Maria. Love your colours. Thanks for the tutorial - am going to give it a try.

mary.schultz said...

Thank you for this idea! My son is in a team of 80+ kids, with 1 male and 3 female teachers. I had thought about making mini sanitizer holders for them, but all the minis I have are pretty "girly" - it's hard to come up with something that will work for men and women at the same time! I'm going out at lunch today to see if I can find some, so I can try this out. I made backpacks to put handmade chocolates and a gift card for coffee (we're in Seattle, so of course it's for coffee), but wanted something more and I think this will fit the bill perfectly! :-)

Debbie Henderson said...

What a cute idea! I love how you made a matching set! Thanks for playing at CCMC!

Lisa said...

This is so much fun! Thanks for sharing the directions! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

Debbie Martin said...

Very nice teacher gift. Love your color combo.

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