Monday, 12 December 2011

Paper presents

I've been working on a couple of gifts for L's teacher and teaching assistants.  I wanted to give them something personal and a bit different to the chocolates, smellies and wine that school staff get inundated with at Christmas (not that this is a bad thing though!)  I had a few of the bare boxes from Papermania and some cheap notebooks from the supermarket to cover and then I decided to make a nail file cover to match too (this can be a bookmark as well).  I used some of the wonderful K & Co Abrianna papers that I won in a giveaway over at S J Papercrafts and the matching dimensional stickers.  I'm not 100% happy with the way they have come out as there are untidy areas but I hope they will like them and appreciate the handmade-ness (and that IS a word, cos I said so ;-))

I did emboss the white card for the nail file in the set above but I found that the bumpy surface reduced the stickability (that's another word that definitely IS a word, or if not, it so should be).

They are all slightly different  but the basic design is the same.  I used both sides of the papers together and used a co-ordinating ribbon around the lid of the box as well as on the other bits.  In the photo below you can just see the pattern I used around the box which was a doily punch with the waste part reversed and used around the top edge.  I truly love this punch and the pretty bit of waste it gives and I like using them together, partly because I like to stretch my supplies and it gives 2 matching pretty designs for the price of one.

They took a lot longer than I anticipated so I hope they appreciate that they are made with love even if they are not perfect!

Bye for now.


  1. These are gorgeous .... the teachers will love them I'm sure!!

  2. I saw a survey in the paper the other day - it said teachers would rather have handmade presents over anything else. I think you are well sorted!

  3. I think your gifts look beautiful and the teachers are very lucky to be receiving them x

  4. Oh my gosh these are gorgeous, I'd be over the moon to receive these, and I'm sure so will the teachers

  5. beautiful gifts Lisa-Jane, they will love them x

  6. Fab gifts...they will be very well received I'm certain!
    Alison xx


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