Thursday, May 21, 2009

*an apple for the teacher*

I struggled with ideas for teacher thank you's this year when IT dawned on me! Why couldn't I make a single toilet paper tube page to hold a gift certificate? For a few briefs moments I felt like a genius! LOL!!! Part way through the project I realized that I didn't have any red eyelets, so I tried coloring an orange one with a red copic marker. It worked!!! That little discovery really made my day and so did finding this super yummy *pistachio* ribbon! I hope they still have it at JoAnn's because I want MORE!!! I was able to pull a few things out of my stash that I haven't used yet. I've been hoarding these oh-so-cute mini library clips for quite a while, and it was the perfect occasion to ink up this cute apple stamp from Hero Arts. Do you think teachers get tired of getting things with apples on them? I've always wondered that.
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Apple stamp by Hero Arts. Kiwi kiss cardstock and classic ink, linen thread, dimensionals, mini library clip, white craft ink, ABC's background stamp, and "for you" sentiment by Stampin' Up. "Thank you" sentiment by studio g. Paperie Rouge Spiral journaling notebook by Making Memories. Pistachio ribbon by JoAnn's Craft Essentials. Rhubarb stalk memento ink.

5 comments:

Pamela S. Wade said...

Hi Becky,

I've always wondered that too! But, I'm sure the teacher you give this too will absolutely LOVE apples and the way you've made this wonderful gift certificate holder! So very cute! ~~Pam

Alanna Harris said...

I just *love* this idea....totally fabulous!!

june said...

another great design!! i've been collecting tp rolls all over the place:) now, i just have to put them use.

Amy Sheffer said...

What a wonderful idea! Love this!

Chris said...

They won't tire of any apples coming on gifts from you! :) This is so cute...I've been saving toilet paper rolls and just haven't done ANYTHING with them. A whole album seems like *a lot* to do but this I could manage!!