Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Teachers' gifts

I created some books for the kids' teachers. Today is their last day of school, and they'll get to give them their presents and books. Cody is in first grade, and has a teacher and a teacher's aide all day. I made them both one of these books. I used my Bind-it-all on these.

The first grade class went on a field trip to the Children's Museum a couple of weeks ago. The class picture is on a separate flap, attached to the red piece that folds out. Each page has a flap that folds out to show another picture.

I made sure to get a snapshot of each of the students in the class on the field trip to include in these books. I also had each student write their favorite thing about first grade for me to use in these.

Ali is in fourth grade, and has one teacher all day. This is also her first year teaching, so I wanted to do a little keepsake for her of her first class.

I copied the class picture that came home last fall with school pictures. Then I cut each student out, and the teacher as well for the last page. I also had each student sign a piece of cardstock, and I cut out each signature. I used a small tin to hold the pages. The pages are just on a book ring for a flip-book. Then on each page is a student along with their signature. The pages aren't anything fancy, but I like how it turned out with their signatures.

Here are the cards that are going with the gifts. They definitely aren't anything fancy, but I was happy with them. They are exactly alike, just different colors. You can't really see the bottom of the red one very well, but it does have the same stamps done across it.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Mother's Day creations

I had fun creating for Mother's Day gifts. I recently bought a Bind-It-All. For those of you who don't know what this is, it an awesome tool that binds things together - it punches the holes, and also squeezes the coil for numerous fun ideas!
For my mom, I made a book of my kids. Each child had their own page with a recent picture and a handwritten note for Grandma Soni in an envelope across from their picture.
Here is the book.

Here is the first double page.

Here is Alissa's page.

Here is Cody's page.

Here is Dustin's page.

and the final double page

I also made some smaller albums for Tammy, Keith's Grandma Norris, Momma Sue, and Vicki. I used the same pictures of the kids in them. Since I made four of them, I was able to take a picture of all the pages at one time.

I also made a brag book for Vicki.