Teacher Gifts and TIPS




Aren't these cute?! What are they you ask? Why Lesson Plan Bookmarks of course! As a teacher we keep a book of our lesson plans and it's nice to have some way to mark the week you are on! Now I didn't come up with these entirely on my own (what teacher of crafter comes up with something COMPLETELY on their own? Not many.) My friend Tonya a SU demo gave me one similar when the new catty came out last go around (when I was in her stamp club). They are made using JUMBO paper clips from Wal-Mart and then a variety of punches and stamps and such. First I started with my base - black scalloped circles I punched mine out using SU's scallop circle punch. Then I had to build each side. One side I wanted teachery so I used Tart and Tangy and stamped the apple image in Real Red then punched it out using my EK Success 1 1/4 inch circle punch. I matted this on a 1 1/2 inch So Saffron circle - punched out uisng the Yellow Marvy Circle punch. I went over the apple with Crystal Effects (also known as Paper Glaze or Glossy Accents), done with side one and left those to dry. For side two I just wanted it to be pretty. I had my Black Scalloped Circle and so from there I added a 5 Petal flower punch in Real Red (kinda looks like a star) then on top of that I layered a circle. The circle I first stamped the circle medalion from Simple Delights in So Saffron on same CS for a subtle look and punched it out with the 1 1/4 inch circle punch. To this I added a little bitty circle image from One of a Kind stamped in Black punched out with an itty bitty circle punch from SU - I call it the Build a Brad punch cause it's the perfect size to use with SU's build a brad. I wanted to use a mini red brad to adhere the mini circle using a mini red brad to the so saffron circle. However it was so little I knew I would have trouble punching a hole in it............so I used my paper piercer!!!! I also didn't want to get up from my desk to get my matt so I used my mouse pad!!!! SO there are my two tips for you! 1) When wanting to put a brad in something very small try your paper piercer! 2) when you are not in reach of a matt to use you paper piercer try your mouse pad oh but make sure it's not one of those gel kind! That could get messy! So I assembed side two and then used Tombow Mono AQUA to adhere to the JUMBO paper clip - not sure the diffrence between Aqua and Multi but the Aqua bottle is bigger and it worked GREAT!

Here is a close up of both sides. I made 10 of these and it took less than an hour including drying time! WARNING the Crystal Effects stays tacky for a long time especially in humid hot sticky Missouri! I will be giving these to my team members (kindergarten) and other close friends at school as a start to the new year gift. And one for my PSF Cheri who I get to scrap with Thursday!!! Oh and I made one for myself too!!! Thanks for looking! Check back soon for my Welcome to Minnie Cline Cards using the same colors! Hmmmm do I detect a color challenge??? Check back for that too!



Tools:
CS: Basic Black, Whisper White, So Saffron, Real Red
Stamps: Tart and Tangy, Simple Delights, One of a Kind
Ink: Real Red, So Saffron, Basic Black
Punches: SU Scallop Circle, 5 Petal, Build A Brad, EK Sucess 1 1/4 inch circle, Marvy yellow circle
Other: Red mini brads, JUMBO paper clips (wal-mart)
, Tombow Mono AQUA, glue dots, paper piercer
*Live*Laugh*Love*Create*
Tessa


11 comments:

  1. Oh so cute!! I better be one of those "close friends" getting one of these! I'd hate to have to make my own!!!

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  2. Love the bookmark. Miss you over on the pif thread.

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  3. awesome!! I tried things like that before. very cute

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  4. so very cute!!!hmmm....ideas are flowing! great back to school idea...

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  5. Cute, I wish some of my students would make me something!

    Jacqueline
    SBS 20

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  6. Sarah Coyle8/04/2008

    oh NICE!!! what lucky friends!

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  7. Found your blog via SCS - and these paper clips are adorable.
    Come visit me sometime at my blog. I love your blog and I plan on adding it to my list- i will be checking back!! GOOD WORK!!!

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  8. Jennifer (refinnej2)8/08/2008

    Totally cute idea...so cute that I went to TWO walmarts and bought them out today. Twenty packs of large clips!! I better get designing!!

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  9. These are really cute...I have some large paperclips somewhere from Staples...I will have to find them and have a play
    TFS
    Hugs
    Janette SBS20

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  10. Neat ideas! I wonder if HS teachers would like them......

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  11. yeah i love these clips, and these ones look absolutely adorable!

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