Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Teachers' Gifts....scroll down for blog candy!

I finally broke down and bought the Simply Swank video on how to solder. I was struggling with it tremendously! It was a huge help! I learned what that yellow spongelike thing is for next to the soldering tool. (Yes, you are supposed to CLEAN the tip of the tool each time.......duh!) Anyway, my soldering is still far from perfect....but much better! I learned how to drag the metal and get those pesky jump rings to stay put! (And this time, poor Kyle didn't have to help me and worry that his mama was going to burn him!)
I decided to make some teachers' end of the year gift. I started with this tin from Michaels. I cut the Making Memories packaging tape to fit the top of the tin. (This product is part of my blog candy below) I punched some stars, added buttons, stamped the sentiment and apple from Papertrey Ink. I added crystal lacquer to the apple. Teachers like shiny apples!
I stamped this apple using a Lockhart stamp. I used my Copics to color it in. I cut the apple out. I printed the word teacher using my computer in a size 8 font. I glued the apple and word to DP. Cut the paper to fit behind the glass. Sandwich the image between 2 pieces of glass. Follow the soldering directions. I strung ribbon at the top for the bookmark part. I strung 3 beads and hung them on the jump ring.

Tomorrow Cort, Kyle and I are going to bake some cupcakes for Cort's birthday. My Cortney got the loveliest gift from my super sweet blogger friend Mary Ann. She made her the prettiest apron with bling! She also made an adorable headband to keep the hair out of her eyes. So I will post some pics tomorrow with her new apron.

Scroll down for some blog candy if you haven't already! Drawing is this Friday!

17 comments:

Donna said...

I am a teacher and I really love this!

Amy said...

This is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute, but you make me want to try the whole soldering (?) craze! I can't buy anything, so I'll just watch you make beautiful things, ok? Their teachers are going to LOVE their gift.

Hugs,
Amy

Diane said...

The teacher will adore this,it's a
wonderful project!!!

Julie Masse said...

Adorable gift! Great job with the soldering - just so cute! :)

dasimonds said...

Thoughtful teacher gifts..
Looks like you did fine with
the soldering.
Fantastic Job :)

Flossie's Follies said...

Love the bookmark and the tin, these are great and I am sure will be most appreciated.

Christi said...

What awesome teacher gifts!! Too cute!!

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

It turned out great! I'd like to try this myself.

Donna said...

wow, Michelle! this is a FABULOUS, THOUGHTFUL gift! I bet the teachers will adore it & rave about how creative you are (bet they already do though)

~amy~ said...

FABulous!!!I love the set!! I'm actually taking a soldering class on Saturday. I'm really excited...You've done a great job.

I AM VERY MARY said...

Um, hello? THAT IS AWESOME!

Sharon Caudle said...

What an AWESOME teacher gift!!! FANTASTIC!! :)

beate said...

Fantastic gifts!

Marlou said...

oh wow!! Michelle, this is fabulous!!!! excellent project, have a fab weekend :) :) :) :)

Rose Ann said...

Fabulous gifts for the teachers!! They are sure to love them, Michele!

sophia landry said...

What an awsome teacher's gift! I bet she will love it! I know that I would :).

A glance at my world said...

Thanks for the comment! I love the teacher charm/bookmark you made! I've been wanting to try soldering, does it take a lot of supplies to get started??