School Days

****Edited to put a link to a tutorial on how to alter the notebooks here****

Here are one of each of the cards and presents I made for my 3 youngest children’s Teachers,TAs and HLTAs.The TAs and HLTAs each got a Thank You card and bookmark on the left and the Teachers all got a card and notebook  and pen on the right.

I kind of cheated by making them all the same but with so many to make and time being of the essence that’s what I decided to do.The images are from the School Days set by C C Designs that I bought for a bargain price in a sale earlier this year.They’ve been coloured with Promarkers.The ‘Teacher is a special word’ sentiment is from the same set.The ‘Thank You’ is from the Hero Arts Dolls set.The papers are all Making Memories.The top strip on each card has been punched with the Scallop Dot Martha Stewart Edger.The layers for the images and sentiments have been cut using Nestabilities Labels 4.The pieces the sentiments are stamped on have had a Lip Pattern Corner punch used on them.The bottom corners of each card have been shaped with a Large Corner Rounder punch.All the buttons on the Teacher’s cards are Papermania and the TA’s cards have a mix of  pink Papermania and some I cut from my eldest daughter’s old school shirts.The ribbon is from a Dovecraft bargain roll.

To make the corner bookmarks I followed the instructions I found at Stamping Mathilda.The card is from my stash and the papers are Making Memories.The cute little bookworm,coloured with Promarkers, and word are from the same stamp set as the one on the cards.As is the punch.

I covered some note books in more Making Memories paper and created some toppers with more of the same stamps and Nestabilities.I bought some pens with clear barrels and rolled a small coordinating piece of paper up and fed it inside.

Here are some more pics:

All the Teacher’s cards.

All the TAs and HLTAs cards.

Sorry it’s a bit of a lengthy post.And the pics are perhaps a little dodgy – it was about 1a.m. by the time I’d finished.

Here are some challenges:

I Love Promarkers : Buttons

Crafty Creations : Happy or Sweet

Stampavie and more : Anything Goes

Paper Sundaes : Back to School (hope this counts.Although it’s not really back to school – just school related)

Rosie D’s : All creatures great and small

Paper Jewels : Fancy border

Digi Doodle Shop’s Best : Anything Goes

Fab n Funky : Reuse or Recycle (shirt buttons and notebooks)

Gingersnap Creations : Spicy Supply Challenge – Markers

Pile it on – Stretch the plastic (buttons)

Hand Full of Stamps – Punch the Stress out

Crazy 4 Challenges – Photo inspiration

Cas-tastic Challenges – Inspired by Summer

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts – Summer Days


Lisa x

21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. karen
    Jul 27, 2010 @ 18:02:42

    Gorgeous Lisa, I bet the teachers loved them, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.


  2. Jenny L
    Jul 27, 2010 @ 18:57:40

    How sweet, those are both super cute cards!! Thanks for playing the Paper Jewels challenge again 🙂


  3. Ruth
    Jul 27, 2010 @ 20:20:41

    A great set,thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
    Ruth x


  4. Debbie
    Jul 27, 2010 @ 20:50:30

    fantastic! i love these x


  5. Judy
    Jul 27, 2010 @ 20:54:42

    Awww just absolutely adorable!! Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop’s Best.



  6. Bernie
    Jul 27, 2010 @ 21:04:29

    this is an absolutely adorable set of gifts! Love your cute images and how you coloured them….thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx


  7. Julie W
    Jul 27, 2010 @ 21:12:07

    These are gorgeous Lisa, lucky teachers. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers .

    Julie x


  8. kymkreates
    Jul 27, 2010 @ 21:49:06

    Your project is splendiferous!!! I am so happy that you have joined us at the Digi Doodle Shop’s Best this week and Good Luck!
    DT Coordinator


  9. Godelieve
    Jul 27, 2010 @ 21:59:33

    I love what you created! Gorgeous work!
    Thanks for linking back to my blog 🙂


  10. Deb Neerman
    Jul 27, 2010 @ 23:02:01


    ¸.•´¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´ it!


  11. Scrappy
    Jul 27, 2010 @ 23:31:05

    Incredible projects! Love them all! 🙂 Thanks for joining us this week at PIO! We hope you’ll be back next week! 🙂


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  13. ChristineR
    Jul 28, 2010 @ 05:44:42

    What fun cards and notebooks, they are all so cute! Perfect for our back to school challenge 🙂 Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!


  14. SHanna
    Jul 28, 2010 @ 06:18:26

    Wow, you have been busy! So cute! THanks for playing along at Paper Sundaes!


  15. alica
    Jul 28, 2010 @ 12:54:08

    you’ve been busy! love the bookmarks and little notebook. The cards are adorable too!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!


  16. Tracy
    Jul 28, 2010 @ 16:58:53

    Wonderful creations, Fab entry, thanks for joining Rosie-D’s challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting


  17. Karen B.
    Jul 29, 2010 @ 00:36:23

    What a great set of gifts, you’ve got a lot of talent! Love the colors and the images.


  18. Anna
    Jul 29, 2010 @ 00:55:21

    Too cute! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On.


  19. Amber
    Jul 29, 2010 @ 06:35:14

    Adorable creation!
    DDSB Hugs


  20. marsha
    Jul 29, 2010 @ 12:32:39

    These are too cute! Thanks for playing along at Paper Jewels this week!

    Hugs, Marsha


  21. Crystal D
    Jul 30, 2010 @ 05:58:05

    Wow these are fantastic! Such a wonderful & thoughtful gift. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Sundaes this week 🙂


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