Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Happy Trails Teacher Gifts

 Last week my twin girls started 8th grade.  There are more teachers, teacher assistants, and other personnel than in elementary school.  I've given a few bags away to the bus drivers and the bus driver assistants, but here is what I will take to school today:
I made 27 in all.  I did make an extra in case I forgot someone!

When I was teaching I had so many parents who were wonderfully supportive and thoughtful, and it is my turn to pay it forward for my children's teachers.

I used up these fun K&Co. 3D leaf/tree stickers that I purchased years ago.  I just had to have them, but I don't think I ever used them.  And there were exactly 27, so they were meant to be on this project to hide one of the staples.  My Cricut Campin' Critters die covers the other staple (cut at 3.25").  I used snack-size Ziploc baggies.  I also used up some really old stash of Sharon Ann papers (from Michaels) for the toppers (cut @6.5"x5").

Now to plan for the Halloween gifts...any ideas?

Happy Wednesday!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Sports Die Cut Challenge @ Cut It Up

Echo Park's "Lucky You" isn't just for St. Patrick's Day projects!  I really like it as the background for this soccer layout I made for my friend.  (Her daughter is #12!)

I Cricut cut an 11" circle in white card stock, then the 11" layer in black card stock.  I moved the pictures underneath to figure out the placement I wanted.  Then I placed the black hexagon cut out pieces back in.  I picked up one hexagon piece and photo…careful not to move the position of the photo, and trimmed the photo to the hexagon shape.

This ties in perfectly for the current challenge at Cut It Up: Sports
 Enter your sports-themed card, layout, or project by September 16th at Cut It Up for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to One Happy Cut:
Happy Friday!