Friday, April 9, 2010

Year End Teacher Treats! Stamp Simply Style!

This week's Stamp Simply #134 Challenge is to make a GRADUATION card. Not everyone will have the need for graduation cards, so the ALTERNATE challenge is to make something that can be used for the end of the school year -- a note of thanks, treat for teacher or even treats for the kids on the last day of school. NO students or teachers in your life? Create a card of congratulations, well wishes to someone ending or entering a new phase of their life, a new job, retirement, a move, you get the idea! Easy and FUN! Now, that is why I love Stamp Simply challenges so much!

Yesterday, I shared this Teacher Treats Bag! I was leading into today's Stamp Simply Challenge! What's in the bag, you ask? Stamp Simply style contents, of course! I turned the stationary box around in the bag, so the box bottom is revealed, just a better pic that way! And take a look at that GORGEOUS velvet polka dot sheer ribbon! Love that it is polka dotted to coordinate with the bag, but it's sheerness doesn't overwhelm the gift package! The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store is having a SHEER ribbon sale through today, April 9. Go take a look, HERE!

I spied this teacher stationary set at my local Dollar Tree. The polka dot edging caught my eye, since I had just placed the gift bag in my cart! I removed the cello packaging, folded the sheets in half and created a box to house the set. Box bottom paper is Papertreyink. Instructions for box creating can be found HERE! So we went from this stationary set to THIS! Love the Spellbinders Labels 8, #4, #5, & #6 dies. The school days pic is from October Afternoon's Report Card paper pad. How perfect is this image? The belly band paper is from the same paper pad. October Afternoon Report Card paper can be purchased at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. It was a very good day at The Dollar Tree. Can you believe these socks? I'd never heard of planetsox, but googled, and they list many retailers that carry their socks! These particular socks were two different socks creating one pair! What? I think that's why they were at The Dollar Tree! However, why not purchase two sets, take them apart, match up the socks, so we have THIS. Two matching pairs of teacher socks! They are such nice quality and soft. This adorable letter paper can also be found in the October Afternoon Report Card paper pad at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. I adhered the letter strip with scor tape onto the black cardstock to make a band. Then it occurred to me that these would be wonderful book marks. So, I added red 1/8" silk ribbon on one end, wrapped it around the paper strip, and tied a bow, so it can easily be removed! I tell ya, I don't think I could live without that 1/8" silk ribbon now, I used it to tie on the bag buttons, hold the bag tag, and tie the sock bands! So, now you know what's in the Teacher Treats bag! We hope this week's challenge will inspire you to get busy on those year end school creations! You can play along anytime, as many times as you choose. Remember to post your creation over on Sharon's Mr Linky! If you upload to Splitcoaststampers, use keyword, ssnotime134. You won't want to miss what these talented Stamp Simply Challenge designers have been creating! Click on each name to get to their respective blogs. Sharon Johnson

AJ Otto

Barbara Anders

Deb Saaranen

Janine Orchard

Jennifer Buck, taking tonight off

Jenny Gropp

Theresa Kline, April Guest Designer

Tammy Hershberger, taking remainder of April off

Deb Neerman

13 comments:

Deb Neerman said...

WoW! This is one fantastic gift set! LOVE all the fabulous details ... including that yummy ribbon! Just beautiful; any teacher would be thrilled to receive this!!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

your ideas are always perfect, I luv this...thanks so much for sharing!

enjoy *~*

Cassie_lu said...

love how you presented the socks

The Rubber Maid said...

What an adorable gift this makes. Love all of it and I do love those socks...too cute. Pat

Barbara said...

Awesome, awesome gift set, Barb! Perfect, as always!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Over the top fabulous Barb! Wouldn't I love to receive this from one of the students I work with!

Fabulous!

Becky Halfhill said...

Oh now the sock presentation is just adorable! I have been sending my grand daughters teachers fun little gifts this year. I will for sure keep this idea in mind for next time! Love them. Thanks for sharing.

Beverley said...

WOW...cute gift...what an adorable idea...thanks for sharing.

stampin' hugz
Beverley

Ree Donnelly said...

Barb... these are TOO CUTE!!!! Love 'em!

Conniecrafter said...

You are just so creative and what a great find!

Gloria Westerman said...

This is just to adorable....love it and such a great idea.....

Janine said...

Hey love your project!!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

How wonderful Barb!!! Oh gosh those socks are so cool!!