Tuesday, August 9, 2011

School is (almost) back in session!

Every year, about this time, I shake my head in disbelief of how quickly summer escaped me.  You too, right?  It seems like just a couple weeks ago we were anxiously awaiting the snow to melt and here we are...{almost} back to school!  My {bigger} little beauty will be starting pre-school this fall (I've already stocked up on tissues, don't judge me-LOL!) and I have several teacher friends and family that will be starting up this next week already. 

I'm a big fan of teachers for many reasons but mostly, it's because I had a few growing up that really helped me and changed my life.  (A big shout out to Ms. Hance, Mr. C, and Mr. Rose!)  There are a lot of people who seem to think that teaching is an 'easy' job or that they 'have it made' because they have summer's off.  Umm...have you see some of the kids today? LOL!!! 
In all seriousness, they have a BIG job that most of us wouldn't, couldn't, or shouldn't do.  So, THANK you to all the teachers out there gearing up for another school year!

I wanted to make sure my teacher family and friends knew I was thinking of them, and praying for a successful school year so I made up some cute little favors to wish them well.  

 Here is the front of the gift card holder.  I attached the ribbon using the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher--I thought staples were fitting for school, no? :)

This is the first flap.

Ta-da!  Here it is all the way open.  The gift card is nice and snuggled inside :)


Apple-Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons Cart.
EK Success ABC123 Punch
"Good Luck" stamp from the Dollar Bin
Ribbon from my stash
Paper:  Kraft, Red, two shades of Green, Yellow, Chocolate
Tim Holtz tiny attacher

I'm entering my project in the Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #25!


Mary said...

This is awesome, the teachers will love it! Thanks for playing along at CTO

Yvonne said...

I love this double folded card! Great job on the challenge! ~Yvonne DT Memeber

Adrian said...

Very cute!

Esther said...

Very cute gift card holder and what a sweet gift to give the teacher to welcome her and get the year off to a good start!
Thank for playing with us at CTO!

Jayne said...

Cute,what a great idea.Thanks for joining us at CTO.

girlia said...

Very cute. Love the double flap.

Paper Panther and Rayna said...

This is a sweet card! Great job! Thanks for sharing on CTO- Paper Panther


Miranda said...

Genius! Love it - especially the "good luck" part! :D

GiGi said...

What a great card! I love the gift card slot!!! Thanks for playing at CTO!

Laurie said...

So cute! Thanks for playing with us at CTO!

Jessica said...

How adorable! I love the staples -- genius! Thanks for playing along with us at CTO this week!

(And good luck with your little one going to pre-school! You're going to love the extra crafting time...that's what I'm looking forward to as my little guy goes this year. :) )


Jenni said...

Great idea! Thanks for joining us this week at CTO! Happy to be your newest follower.
Hugs, Jenni

Melissa said...

Very nicely done, you did a fabulous job with the challenge, your apple looks great! Thanks for joining CTO!

Dilsaver Designs said...

Love the double fold, really cute! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

Bella Scrapbook Designs said...

Love your gift card holder
Sylvia CTO DT

Charlotte said...

Wow! What a great surprise to see that additional flap of the card. The card is just beautiful!!!

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

Great card.. thanks for playing with us at CTO..


Crafting Misfit said...

Love the surprise inside!

Thanks for joining us at CTO!
Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"
Celebrate the Occasion DTM
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Amy said...

Jenny, what a WONDERFUL gift card holder!! I love that it's tri-fold and that you used the (mini) staples!! :) SO CUTE!!

Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Celebrate The Occasion!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
Celebrate The Occasion DTM