June 3, 2014

Teacher gift

Hi everyone,

The project I'm sharing with you today is another commission for Vickie and will be given alongside the Teacher appreciation cards she commissioned from me last month, (the other two are still works in progress). This is a photo heavy post, but I wanted to share every element with you.

To create the concertina album-like gift, I've used the same elements that were in the card, with a couple of additions. The more obvious is the lettering, which is a FREE template from Craftville, 4inchCap2. When you print from the site you'll need to change the margins to zero and the page orientation to portrait. Yep, I didn't the first time. Oops! The other addition is the copper ink I've sponged around the edges of the letters and die cut rectangles.

On the other side of the S, I've added a panel for the child to write their message...

The cover has the same peel off sentiment I used for the cards...

Last but not least, the box lid, showing more inked edges too...

I'm really, really pleased with the way the finished project looks and I hope both client and recipient will be equally as happy. I'll share the other two, where I've used different colors, with you when they are complete :)

May Linky at DL.ART
June challenge - Summer at Just Inspirational Challenges
Yours, mine or ours at Die Cut Divas
Anything goes at 4 Crafty Chicks
June - Anything goes at Sisters of Craft



  1. Gorgeous gift and box. Wonderful.

  2. Love all the white and cream, makes a very Elegant and chic design.
    Thanks for playing along with the Die Cut Diva's

  3. Lovely card. Forgot to add - glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  4. so elegant!!! thanks for joining us at just inspirational!!!

  5. Lovely elegant entry. thanks for joining us in the Sisters of Craft challenge. Gill DT

  6. I really like how this came out the butterflies are beautiful and the borders on the pages are very effective.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes June Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  7. This is so pretty, love the layout.Thanks so much for taking part in our 'Anything Goes' challenge at the 'Sister's of Craft'.... Good Luck!!
    Hugs Donna DT xx

  8. very elegant, thanks for joining us at jic!

  9. gorgeous, its so so elegant. I am sure the client is going to love it. Thank you for entering with us over at JIC this month, I hope you will join us again, our new monthly challenge goes live tomorrow and so does our weekly challenge. Sian (JIC Co-Owner)


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Em xxx