Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Helen Broxap

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Teachers Gifts and Cards

Hi again

So it's not been a great two weeks health wise :-( but I've been able to make some teachers gifts and cards from my bed which has helped keep me happy :-).  Crafting is definitely good for the soul...

So my challenge was something not too expensive, that teachers might like and a little bit different.  I have made some boxes for some amazing soaps from the Faith in Nature company.  They are organic and don't contain any nasties which is an essential for my super-sensitive skin, oh and they smell delicious. The coconut soap smells of fresh coconut straight from the palm tree!  You can also get them from Holland and Barret or Amazon for very little money and they are manufactured in a small town near where I grew up which is even better. I love supporting British companies and for a couple of pounds it is a really affordable little gift, especially when you have to produce 10+ gifts for all the teachers, TAs, dinner ladies, lollipop lady etc :-D.  It's all different from when we were kids hey?

The boxes are made on my trusty Stampin' Up Simply Scored board(how could I live without it!), but you could use the Stamin' Trimmer as it scores as well as cuts. Have I ever said how much I love my trimmer? I LOVE it! So much so I've sold one to my sister after raving so much...

Anyway, back to the projects.  I've used up some retired papers and punches as we all do.  But the oval framelets would work just as well.  A happy coincidence was that I lined the sniff-hole (everyone has to smell the soap!) up with the word 'faith' on the soap - and seeing that they are going to a CofE school that was perfect. 

The cards are made from the Stampin Up notecards and leftover ovals from the holes and using the bits cut off the boxes.  Cunning hey? And very economical. The dimensions are below if you are interested.  Get in touch if you have any issues re-creating them.

Hope you like them and hope the recipients do too!

Helen x


Cut card stock to: 20.5cm x 17.5 cm
Score LONG side at 6, 9.5, 15.5 and 19 cm
Score SHORT side at 1.5, 5, 12.5 and 16 cm
Cut DSP at 7cm x 5.5 cm

Finished dimensions 7cm x 5.5cm x 3cm

Rough diagram (I can do a video if it makes no sense at all - just ask!) 

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