Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Something for the teachers

So, I wanted to give the teachers something for valentines day. I usually go with chocolate. However, seeing how I wanted to get rid of some of the chocolate in my house, too much temptation and need to still drop the holiday pounds. I thought they might appreciate a gift card. I am going with my other daily need, coffee! They are going to get Dunkin Donuts gift card and can get whatever treat or nontreat they need.

Super fast gift card! You ask how Kathy? I will tell you, Stampin up sells them already done. They come in sahara sand (seen here), so saffron and old olive. It is tough to tell from photo, but the slits for the giftcard are already there as well as for closure. I will show picture once I get a chance to run out and get some gift cards. (My son is still home sick today)
I was stumped, as they were not any common valentine colors. Thankfully, I still have a stash of retired paper, and last year's winter mini had this paper that went well with sahara sand.
I then, just cut the paper to have a 1/4 inch matt around. Used my crop-o-dile to punch through the tab (all 4 cards at once, such a time saver). Then made a tag, used the slot punch and threaded some grograin ribbon through and tied. It does close up nicely all by itself, but saw jmazur on SCS do something similar for Christmas gift card and wanted to jazz it up. So simple about 15 minutes for 4 gift cards!


Anonymous said...

Great idea for teachers!!

Kim said...

Very cute they will love it! Can you make mine as I haven't even started? Thanks, Kim sbs8

debby4000 said...

Fab idea, they look great.

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