Wednesday, June 26

You Are Appreciated

It's the children's last week at school before the (long!) summer break so I spent the whole of Sunday working on my Teacher's Gifts.

I use the same colour scheme and apple theme every year....


It's unimaginative but I don't think you can go wrong with store gift cards (House of Fraser and Marks & Spencer)....


The card up close....


I also made them all a set of 10 all occasion cards that will hopefully come in handy (I had to make 80 in total - that's a lot of die cutting!! lol)....


Close up of the basic design....


  Put it all together (& throw in some chocolates!)....


Bagged up and good to go - 8 in total: 2 teachers and 6 teaching assistants!!  (they have 3 per class)....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Teacher's Pet', 'Butterfly Wishes',  'Leafy Accents' & 'A Little Sentimental' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Butterfly Wishes Die Collection' & 'Leafy Accents Die Collection'; Papertrey Ink Impression Plate 'Simple Stripes'; Papertrey Ink Dies 'Book Mark', 'Framed Out #12' & 'Tag Sale #3; Spellbinder Edgeabilities 'Classic Scallop'; We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper'

I haven't yet had a chance to look at the entries for the challenge, I want to take my time admiring them all (there are no words to adequately describe how thrilling it is to see the stamps being used!) but I will be back with the results as soon as I can :)

I have the children's Summer Concert this afternoon which I'm very much looking forward to!  Have a wonderful day :) x

Edit: The lovely kraft gift bags are from Paperchase :)

47 comments:

Kathy W said...

Oh...wow. I am a teacher, and I'd be swooning if I received a gift bag like this. I love the classic apple design, and that black satin ribbon on the gift bags really offsets the art you put into this. Marking this as something to create for all my colleagues!

Marlou McAlees said...

WOW!!! you have been very busy Stephanie :) these are all absolutely beautiful :)
the teachers will just adore them :)
Enjoy your children's concert :) xxx

Rebecca said...

Golly you have been busy, I'm a teacher a believe me I do well to get so much as a box of quality street let alone something as beautiful and thoughtful as this!!!! Rebecca x

shirley-bee said...

What a fabulous set of goodies, Steph! I wish I was a teacher! (well, maybe not...)

Michelle Stead said...

These are absolutely beautiful, I'm sure your girls teachers will be thrilled with the thought that has gone into these:-) xx

Alanna said...

WOW!!! what an amazing ensemble. Everything looks fabulous.

Anita said...

Awesome!! You've been very busy! And it all looks so beautiful and gorgeous! I especially like the all occasions sets, gorgeous!
Enjoy your day :)
Hugs, Anita

Maureen said...

this teacher would love a gorgeous and thoughtful gift like this! So wonderful of you, Stephanie...I know they will all love it! Yes, can never go wrong with a store card ;)

Anne said...

Wow Stephanie, beautiful goodie bags, you are such a lovely, generous lady. Hugs x

Hannah A. said...

Wow- what thought you put into these. :) Where did you get the gift bags from or did you make those too?!

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!!!!!!! These are stunning. I love the designs and wonderful colours. Such a nice way to thank you children's teachers and teaching assistants for all their hard work - beats a bunch of flowers any day!
Sue xx

Mad said...

OMG! Absolutely fabulous, love the colour scheme!! What a lot of work must have gone it to that!! Really really nice!
Here in the south of Holland the kids break up as well coming Sunday but not for such a long period as in the UK (6 weeks).
Would like to wish you all the best with your business, and I have already received both orders, so beautiful and carefully packed!

Regards,
Mad*
Holland

Jackie said...

Wow Stephanie, what lucky teachers and TAs. I wish I'd had your little ones in my class when I was a TA (and they've got got my favourite chocs) x

Anja (scrappie) said...

Wow Stephanie amzing work and I tought I did a great job with only three teachers. You have been very busy and I like the colorscheme you've used. Here also one week and then holidays.

Mandy said...

Stephanie, such amazing gifts for the teachers and assistants, so beautifully presented. They are very lucky indeed and I'm sure they will be thrilled with them.
xx

LISA said...

They look fantastic Stephanie - I started mine last night and also some cute little post-it holders to sell :-)I'd love to receive a gift like this as a teacher - so thoughtful & the stamp set is perfect :-)

scrappyjacky said...

Absolutely wonderful....they are going to love them.

Juls said...

Wow these are fabulous, I am sure they will be greatfully received. Hugs Juls

Sazzle Dazzle said...

What a stunning collection ... you are soooooo talented. x

Michelle said...

Beautiful absolutely love these wonderful gifts and cards you have made , makes me wish I still had little ones at school x

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow what a wonderful gift for your children's teachers and aides...I love the simple but beautiful design. The whole set is just marvelous!

The Crafty Laydee said...

What a beautiful and very thoughful selection of goodies Stephanie,i am sure they will be appreciated.
Love the colour scheme you have used-perfect :)
Nessa xx

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow you have been so busy and these are gorgeous!!! LOVE it!

Joyce said...

Wow--these are just amazing teacher gifts. I would love to be a teacher just to receive one, and I'll bet they are fighting over who gets your kids next year.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Wow Stephanie it would take me a month to do all that and then it wouldn't look a patch on yours!! Fabulous I am quite envious of your children's Teachers - I don't suppose they need a nurse lol?? Hugs Susan x

Susie Sugar said...

Wow these are all so lovely ....great designs ....love these stamps ....love them all !! Xx

Louise B said...

Fab gifts. You have been busy. Makes me want to go and do some crafting.

Linda said...

Beautiful gifts and cards.

Karen B said...

Stephanie you are just so generous - they will love receiving their beautiful cards and gifts and am sure will appreciate the time and trouble that went into making them

Hugs.

Karen x

Katie Berberich said...

Wow, talk about "raw talent" these are amazing! You really are a special person, kind to everyone. These ladies won't know what hit them!
Was the concert good? Bet the kiddos can't wait to start the holidays.
Enjoy your day Stephanie.
Katie xx

Julie Kettlewell said...

I always love looking at your Teacher GIfts every year! I started something for Evan's teacher last night! He only has one more year left at primary school!!!!! love Julie xxx

Viv said...

Well, all I can say is, I'm glad we didn't have this in my day, 'coz MY efforts would have looked SO amateurish compared to your fabulous gifts Stephanie. LOVE your apple design and I love those gift bags. They look quality! Spill! Who's are they? xxx

Gillian said...

Gorgeous gifts! You must be appreciated by the teachers too! I loved the bags? Did you make them or just adorn them. Loved the stitching. Keep up your good work. So glad your business is doing so well. You deserve it. Gillian

Saxo Stamper said...

Oh wow, wow, and more wow, what lucky Teachers and Assistants, they will be THRILLED.

K xxx

Karen said...

just awesome Stephanie....

Vicki Dutcher said...

I am in awe of your mass giving gifts! Wow - 80 sets is a lot!! They are quite fabulous and I bet they will be really appreciated!!

Colleen said...

Absolutely amazing sets you made. I just love your clean and fresh design on all your projects, and the color scheme is perfect.

jintyoo7 said...

Oh my goodness, the teachers are going to be so thrilled! Beautiful designing, Stephanie and I can't believe you got this done in a day - it would take me a year! Hope you had a great time at the concert :)

Margaret E said...

Love the cards Stephanie as usual - so clever.
Thanks for taking time to comment on my blog it is very much appreciated - I am just flying the flag! xx

missy said...

Great idea and very thoughtful...Love the colors..

Sara Mac said...

These gift sets are amazing! WOW!!! You have been busy for sure. Love the butterfly note cards.

Alex said...

WOW: You never cease to amaze me Steph, these are fabulous! Love the colour combo and stamp set, your children's teachers/TAs are lucky to receive such a thoughtful gift :)

Take care,

Alex x

Lee said...

What a stunning gift. As a teacher, I'd really appreciate such an awesome gift.

Barb Murphy said...

these are fabulous! awesome sets!

Tracey McNeely said...

This has to be my most favourite teacher ensemble I have ever seen!

~ Jo ~ said...

WOW!!!! These are beautiful!!! Stunning!

Hugs,
Jo

onlinephduk said...

If all the students are so endearing like you….teachers will never regret they became one. This is totally amazing…being so thoughtful spending time to make all of these stuffs for your teachers and teaching aids…. And the designs…color combinations of red and black are simply elegant… your teachers will surely love it!


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