Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Teacher Gifts (Finally!)

Hi!  It's that time of the year again for teacher gifts.  I love making gifts for the teachers.  This year I wanted to package up some Bath & Body Works stuff.  We finally have one where we live.  I haven't gone into the store yet because it is so packed.  I bought these items online.

For my kids main teachers, I packed up all this stuff and a little hand gel holder too (which for some reason my photographer seems to have left out) into the basket in the back.  The basket, called Pack a Picnic is a Lauren Meader My Timeless Template available at Papertrey Ink.  The templates come in 2 sizes and the large one really is large.  I could fit everything into it even with that big poofy flower scrub.

This is a large basket and I used the papers from Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden.  The papers are so pretty.

Top view.  I lined the cardstock handles with some twill ribbon.

Group shot.  I made three large ones and 4 small ones. The small ones contain the mini hand gel and holder.  And they are super cute!

I do have a long winded story about why it took me so long to make these.  I really thought I wouldn't be able to finish and even thought about buying gift bags to put them in.  The horror, right?  Anyway, last night I decided to just buckle down and finish them.  I've stayed up pretty late the last 2-3 nights.  I did feel disappointed, frustrated and maybe even uninspired the past week because of how long it took me to get these templates from PTI in the first place.  I won't go into details because I know so many people love PTI and no one wants to hear negative experiences about their favorite companies.   I love their products a lot and they have wonderful ideas and designs.  I think I've been a pretty loyal customer these past couple years, but this experience has me thinking about laying off of PTI for a while. 

We'll also be taking a little blogging break the next few days.  My kids have their last day of school tomorrow and it's time to enjoy the summer.  Hopefully the weather is sunny for us.

Thanks for reading and have a great week!  

1 comment:

Lorraine said...

Wow, Eva, these are gorgeous gifts - both the contents and the packaging! I haven't been to the store here yet either. And aren't templates electronic files that you can download? Hope you & your family have a great long weekend!