Sunday, September 4, 2011

Teacher's Day Cards and Gifts

Hi, all! Am back with another post for today.  This time it's about the Teacher's Day cards and gifts my son and i prepared.  This year here in SG, it was celebrated 2 September and there were no classes on that day.  My son presented his gifts the day prior.

First up are the cards.  My 5-year old son helped put them together after i cut and glued the papers and brought out all the flowers and pearls.  I've used the negatives of the die-cuts from the flowers in the altered clipboards (please see below). 

Here's how he helped:
1.  He inked the paper edges with Distress Ink (am sure he was very thrilled to be using Mommy's "toys" heehee!).
2.  He chose which flower and pearl would go to which card (i've to say he's got great a great eye for color combos, unlike Mommy haha!). 
3.  Then, he chose which card would be for which teacher (we made a list, and he made my list even longer as he wanted to give all his teachers a card each).
4.  He wrote his Teacher's name on each card and signed his name :)

He's such a dear and very sweet of him! Must mention, though, that while we were doing it, it wasn't smooth sailing all the way through.  Well, he's a child and would want his own way most of the time and would be distracted by the TV or by his little brother playing.  But, all in all, i was so proud of him!

And here's what he made:


 And here's what Mommy made - altered clipboards for his main teachers.  That's a sticky notes holder there at the bottom, with a gate-fold opening.  Have actually stamped sentiments on the inside flaps of the holder and used Perfect Medium and Perfect Pearls (love the combination!), but alas! i forgot to take photos! :S




Here're some close-ups:


Materials:
Prima - Reflections Collection A4 pad, flowers, bling, pearls; Maya Road flower; Maple Treehouse flowers; Stickles; Distress Ink; Tim Holtz Adage Tickets; white cardstock; clipboard; Glossy Accents; Helmar; Beacon's glue; stamps (Unity, Flourishes, Inkadinkado).

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