September 3, 2009

Teacher Gifts

I made these altered tin lunch boxes for my daughter's pre-school teachers (she has 2). Each box has a set of note cards and a note pad inside.

I decorated the outside of the tins with patterned paper (the purple is DCWV and the red and black is Paper Studio) Then I embellished them with Stickles, glitter glue, Prima flowers, Dew Drops and rhinestones. They have a lot of sparkle (click on the photos for a better view). For the note cards I used the Cuttlebug embossing folders and embossing borders first, then added either some patterned paper with embellishments or some Prima flowers and Dew drops. I made the note pads with the Bind-it-All and 1/2" O wires, I used some chip board covered in patterned paper, and decorated them with Prima flowers and Dew Drops.
By the way, a little secret, I don't have a Cuttlebug! (gasp, I know) I have the ooold red Sizzix machine with the converter attachment and just run my Cuttlebug dies through it. So, If you don't have a Cuttlebug, you can still use these great embossing folders, they work in most machines with some sort of adapter.
You will find Cuttlebug embossing folders, Bind-it-All supplies, Prima flowers and Dew Drops at and you can get them for less with the 10% off coupon code Big_Event .
After writing this I thought * gee, I should have referred to myself in the 3rd person since that's how I write all the other posts. But that was too weird for me so for every "I" or "me" you can replace it with Kristina :)
Please stop back later, I'll be posting the next give away for this week!