Thursday, February 11, 2010

Teacher Valentines

I always like to make something special for my kid's teachers for each holiday. I decided not to re-invent the wheel and just make a few of my standard go-to boxes and call it good. I also used up some of my retired SU! paper and an old SU! stamp set that I have only used once, I think. I am really trying to be good and use up my old stuff, so I hope this post isn't a total snore! LOL!

The boxes are 2.5 inches on all sides and the height is 6 inches. The lid is simply 1/16 of an inch larger on each side to allow it to slide on nicely. I tied the ribbon in a bow and hot glued it to the top of the box so that the teachers wouldn't have to untie the ribbons and it would stay nice.

I also whipped up a slightly smaller version for my friend that watched Rowan for me while I went and helped with my son's Valentine's Day party at school. I didn't have time to photograph it, but it was exactly the same, just not as tall.

It was nice being back at school with my son's classmates. I used to go in and volunteer each week up until Christmas break and I really miss them. It is weird how attached you can get to the kids...I can only imagine how their school teachers feel. They are with our kids longer each day than we are with them.
Well, enough jibber jabber from me! I will be back tomorrow with another one of Jen's fabulous SFYTT! Thanks for fluttering by!

7 comments:

Jaime Benavides said...

These are so adorable! It amazes me that you find the time to create such fabulous projects...;)

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Not a snore at all! Your boxes are very sweet and I think the teacher's will be delighted to receive these.
I miss volunteering at my DD's school. Being a teenager and having your Mom come to school is not cool. ;-)

Tracy said...

I am in awe at your organisational skills. Making beautiful things and looking after your family - you are to be admired :) Love the boxes - so thoughtful.

Anonymous said...

Love your teacher's valentine box. Was wondering if you have a template. Haven't figured out how to make my own templates yet :) Hopefully some day. Thanks....Jen sleepy@persona.ca

purplestamper316 said...

Very beautiful! Love your Valentiney banner too:) Always fun to see what you've made! ><>

inksandthinks said...

Definitely NOT a snore! So pretty and colourful. Puts my teacher gifts to shame.

kimmijohn said...

I just love your style. I have a whole image of what your house must look like. You seem like a gentle creative soul whose creations reflect an inner peace and beauty. We are so lucky to have you! I am a Creative Memories Consultant and you are my muse, lol!