Saturday, May 22, 2010

Mini Magazine Holders

Yay!  I'm finally all done with end of the school year teacher gifts.  I made 8 mini magazine holders for my daughter's Nihongo teachers and some of the teaching aides/former teachers at my son's preschool.  I found the template for the holders HERE.  Mine are just a little smaller cause I wanted to put little Bath & Body Works pocketbacs in them.  The great thing is that each holder only uses one piece of 8.5x11 cardstock. 

The stamps on the tags are from PTI.  I love the Fillable Frames stamps and die.  So cute and fun.  And the Hello Kittys are sizzlits.  And they are all wrapped in cellophane. 

I bought all those BBW pocketbacs while they were having a sale and special promotion online.  I even bought some of the holders (pink in photos) that you can attach to your bag.  But living in Hawaii, we always get the worse shipping deals.  I signed up for emails from BBW to be notified of their sales and they have some great sales if you live in the contiguous 48 states.  It's pretty irritating when they announce in their emails that there's $3 shipping or even free shipping but not valid for Hawaii folks.  I've already complained to them twice!  Yes, I'm a complainer.  Anyway, I bought these because they had a $10 off of $40 purchase so I figure that would take care of the $12.50 shipping that they charge to Hawaii.  The only good thing is that the package arrives fast.  They recently had a $10 off of $30 deal too so I ordered more cause they make cute little gifts.  Plus teachers can always use anitbacterial hand gels.

I have more teacher gifts to share later.  Thanks for reading & have a great weekend!


Cheryl said...

So cute again! The Hello Kittys are so cute, I can't believe you paper pieced all of that! How did you do your whiskers? Wow, you work so hard for the teachers.

eva said...

yeah, that's why i gotta start everything so early. i kind of cheat with the paper piecing though. i keep the eyes and nose in and whatever small pieces and put tape on the back so it doesn't fall out. then i color it in very carefully with my copics. i color in the whiskers too.

Sunghee said...

wow!!! Eva!!! This is awesome!!! I'm constantly amazed at your creativity!!! wow!!!
eek~ this reminds me... I need to work on my kids teachers gift.
heeheee... i guess somebody will shop a lot when she goes to disney land. no shipping charges!