Saturday, December 20, 2008

Teachers' Gifts

Here are the tin sleighs packed of various treats for the teachers. They were a hit!

In it, there is a coaster, chocolates, a hot chocolate package, a candy tree and a gift card to Chapters.

Below are the individual pieces I made.

This is the front of the hot chocolate pouch. This is not my idea, I just borrowed it. I am sorry, but I can't remember who from.

I used a piece of 12 x 6 close to cocoa card stock and scored at 3" and then at 6".

I cuttledbug 3/4 of the white panel using the ornament embossing folder and adhered it to the front of the holder.

Using the Like it a Latte set, I stamped the cup and the foam part in Chocolate Chip. I then masked the foam part and stamped the straws in Real Red. To give it the foam, I used Liquid Applique and heated it up. Corner punched each corner and mounted it onto a scrap piece of real red cs. As I didn't have any white brads on hand, I used my white gel pen to make it look like brads.

I then stamped "warmest wishes" in Chocolate Chip from an old retired set - All Year Cheer I. I keep thinking I need to get rid of these sets, but I am glad that I still have them!

I then took a piece of the Riding Hood Red/Vanilla grosgrain ribbon and tied a knot in the middle, adhered the ends to the back of the white cs.
Here is what the inside of the of the hot chocolate holder. I had cut the end on a diagonal from the top corner to about an inch on the bottom and using a piece of sticky strip, adhered the end piece.

I attached the gift card to the other side of the hot chocolate holder.

Stamp the saying on a piece of white cs scrap and then mounted it onto real red.

Here are the litte gift bags I made to hold Icy Squares. Jut love these chocolates!

These were much easier to make than I thought.

Here are the dimensions:

Red CS (inside):

2 1/2 x 8 7/8", scored at 3, 4, 7 and 8" and at 1" for the candy holder.

Cut holder piece on scored lines on the short side, cutting the last small corner (1") off. Put together with d/s sticky tape.

For the vellum (outside):

3x11" piece scored at 5" and 6"

Stamp vellum using white craft ink and then the sentiment in real red, secure top on with adhesive or fasten with brads or ribbon or whatever you wish. Fill holder with candy and you have a sweet gift for someone special!

I also made a little bag like this for my nieces to put lip gloss in it as part of their gift!

Here are the Christmas Tree treats I made for one of my son's classmates as well as for the teachers, secretaries and the girls in the office.

Thanks to Andrea Walford's Tutorial.

I didn't make mine as big as hers and only used 3-4 pieces of candy on each skewer stick. I love the look of these together in a basket!

Here is a tree on its own. I did make bigger ones for the teachers.

Here are the final gifts in the sleigh.

This is the coffee coaster.

This the Garfield coaster I made for my other son's teacher, who informed me that she absolutely loves Garfield! I searched for Garfield stamps, but couldn't find one, so I settled for some paper I found at my local stamp store.

I cut out the Garfield and modge podged it onto the tile coaster.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed these gifts as much as the teachers did!

~ Pat


Tami B. said...

Such a fantastic collection of holiday projects. Love them.

Mere Deaux said...

I think I would like to be one of the teachers you give gifts too. These are wonderful and show much caring.