“Back to School” Teacher Gift

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Our children went back to school this past Monday and I found myself scurrying to make quick teacher gifts.  I have an abundance of Post It note pads (I have a compulsion to buy them whenever they’re on sale) so I thought a quick Post-It note pad and matching pen would be perfect.

The Post-It note cover is made with a piece of Tempting Turquoise cardstock that measures 3-1/4″ x 6-3/4″ and I scored it at 3-3/16″ from both ends.  This size cover will accommodate one half of a Post-It note pad.  Find the middle of the pad and then break it apart into two separate pads and use one half for this project.

I cut the Whisper White cardstock at 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″. And then of COURSE I sponged the edges with Pear Pizzazz.  I love to sponge the edge of everything!  It adds great texture!  I wanted the background to be muted so using Daffodil Delight ink, I “stamped off” the flower image on a scratch piece of paper twice before stamping the flower as a background.  Then I stamped the greeting with Tempting Turquoise.  Insert the pad inside the cover.  Use Sticky Strip to keep it secured.

Using the Polka Dot Pieces stamp set, I stamped the bird bundle with Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pads and then punched each set out with the Bird Builder Punch.  As you can see, I only used one image per color to assemble the bird on the branch.

I LOVE Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I can’t stamp a project without them!  So I popped up the bird and his little wing.

The pen I used is a Pentel RSVP pens0239246_sc7 If you haven’t stamped with these yet, RUN to your office supply store and grab a few packages.  You’ll LOVE them!  The bottom twists off with the ink cartridge leaving an empty shell.

On a 3-1/8″ x 1-1/2″ piece of copy paper, I used the tiny leaf stamp to completely cover the paper with all three colors of ink used on the Post-It note cover.  It doesn’t have to be perfect!  Just be sure to stamp all the way to the edges.  To get the paper inside the pen, roll it tightly around the ink cartridge, carefully slide it off so it remains tightly rolled, and then slip it inside the shell.  Then put the pen back together. Voila!  You have a matching pad and pen set!

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