Cute Little Teacher Gift

Well last week brought many phone conversations to Comcast who decided that my internet was not going to work all week long. For this reason I never got a chance to share with you this cute little teacher gift that I made for the Take Heart Ideas challenge site.

I wanted something cute and easy to make that I could bring to my daughters open house to give to her teacher so I went to one of my favortie sites for inspiration, Split Coast Stampers and I found this adorable little box tutorial.

I used the Chalk It Up Paper from Close To My Heart but I didn’t use the paper in the pack that could be considered school paper. There are truly only two sheets of paper in this paper pack that could be deemed school paper the rest of the paper in the pack can be used for whatever your crafty heart desires.

I followed this tutorial to the tee and within minutes I had an adorable little box. My only issue with the tutorial was that there were not any measurements available for me to cut my decorative paper. I had to figure that out all on my own. I am going to share these measurments with you though so that way if you want to make your own little box you won’t have to figure them out.

Now for some measurements the Lagoon paper for the top of the box was cut at 5¾ x 4¼ and the patterned arrow paper was cut at 5⅛ x 4⅛. The drawer Lagoon paper was cut at 5¾ by 1⅛ and the patterned paper was cut at 5½ x 1 inch (these measurements are the same for the front and back of the box). The Lagoon papers for the sides of the box were cut at 4¼ x 1¼ and the patterned paper was cut at 4 x 1. The decoration for the top of the box can be whatever size you want it to be. I believe that I cut a square of Lagoon paper at 3×3 and the patterned paper at 2⅝x2⅝ and then the stamped image is on a cricut cut out of 2 inches which I adhered with pop dots. The handle is 6⅛ x 1 and scored at 1¼ on both sides.

I also added a piece of chipboard to the drawer of the box so that the drwawer would not seem to flimsy, which I then covered in black cardstock and adhered to the bottom of drawer with some score tape. I used score tape on this entire project as scor tape is a lot stronger then my ATG tape.

You can find the tutorial to this project here and you can find the materials that I used in the project here. Have you made any back to school presents for your kids teachers? Let us know in the comments what you have made and don’t forget to link your project up over at Take Heart Ideas for your chance to win an awesome prize.


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I am offering a free stamp set from now until August 30th with any size  purchase. You can only get this stamp set through me as it is not a Close To My Heart promotion.

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Fuzel App Tutorial

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I have written many app reviews since I started sharing my favorite apps and I have written two on Fuzel, but I have never done a video on this wonderful collage app. Every scrapbooker should have a photo collage app and I have two that I use quite a bit. Fuzel is still my favorite because of it’s easy use and because it is free! Who doesn’t love a free app that works wonderfully.

With all that being said enjoy the video and let me know what collage app is your favorite.

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