Thursday, June 4, 2009

End-of-Year Teacher Gifts

The last day of school is June 19th. Here are my assorted gifts ready to go. For once I am finished with end-of year gifts ahead of time! Let's look inside the box...
Acrylic picture frame with BasicGrey Oh, Baby Girl! paper, SU! Ovals, Nestie scalloped square, and Making Memories prima and eyelet. The "for you" is a QuicKutz Revolution die. I made 5 of these. I started these back in April.
I can not take credit for these cute assorted 4x4 cards. Sue had a class where we made 32 4x4 cards from a SU! Simply Scrappin' kit. As a bonus, we have lots of leftovers to make more too! I randomly chose 4 cards, then packaged with 4 envelopes and packeged them in these acrylic boxes. There are 8 sets of these. I made these in May.
My friend, Tamra, showed me a set of cards in a holder almost exactly like mine. Tamra's was 100% SU!. I had to improvise, using my Martha Stewart doily border punch and Cuttlebug embossing folders. My cards and envelopes, other punches, papers, ribbon, gem brads, dimensionals, and 6x6 scrapbook page protectors are all SU!.
Here is the set of four cards in each holder. I started these back in April as well. I made 6 of these.

I just couldn't bare the thought of mass producing 19 identical gifts, all though that would have been more efficient. I am going to let the teachers, assistants, bus driver, secretaries, and therapists choose what they want out of the box.

I am relieved these gifts are all finished. I can't think when there are too many unfinished projects in my craft room. So even though I am not prepared at all for my daughters' birthday this Sunday, I had to get these done and out of the way today.
Question for you: do you ever do things that are less of a priority sometimes when there is something else you should be doing?

11 comments:

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Oh my gosh June, those all turned out absolutely gorgeous. You are genius! :) .......d

Roberta said...

In answer to your question...YES...everyday...it must be the rebel in me.
Beautiful box of goodies!

Shari said...

What a great idea! I love every bit of it!

Leslie Hanna said...

OMG, I am the QUEEN of doing non-priority things when I should be doing something else!!! That's why I am up late Saturday night before my Sunday workshops - making up projects!!!!

Your gifts are truly lovely! The teachers will definitely appreciate your efforts.

Now focus on the birthday party!!! :-)

SMK said...

Wow! I LOVE those post-it gifts and the shower cards are so darling! Love the paper :)
And YES, I totally do stuff of less priority first, like I should be cleaning the apt, but instead I'm crafting ;)

Heidi Van Laar said...

These are fabulous! You are going to make some teachers very happy!

Kim Dellow said...

Wow what wonderful makes and my answer is always! I never seem to be interested in the things I should be doing :) Kim

Allison said...

these gifts are all lovely
and yes I quite often do things of less imprtance leaving the most important to last gasp
AllisonX

Silli said...

Oh wow, June, so many beautiful projects... ;-) All is very sweet! Hugs and happy day!

Kristie said...

The teachers and others are sure to adore all of these...I can't believe you're making them choose....I would never be able to pick just one....I'd want one of each :)
As for you question....the answer is: All the time!!! I am such a procrastinator when it comes to things I don't like...I'm always putting them off til the very last minute and do other, more fun, things instead :)

Chrissie said...

Fabulous things June! I missed a lot whilst I was on holiday. In answer to your question... my response is yes.. absolutely. WHY IS THAT?
There's a little something for you on my Blog.
Chrissie