Sunday, August 14, 2011

Back To School Gifts

We go back to school this week! With 45+ days over 100 degrees this summer, the thought of being in and out of the car all day is not terribly appealing. On the other hand, the last few days have been pretty monotonous for me. Most of my hobbies and activities revolve around crafts, sewing and things like that---things that really require the use of both of my hands. With my right arm still in a brace, keeping myself busy has become a bit more of a challenge, so perhaps being back at work will help fill that time a little better.

I always try to have a little something for my co-workers, a little back-to-school gift. I love these "Spiffy Scissors" that Char made:

It took me a while to cut out the patterned paper, but that was the hardest part for me (under normal circumstances, it would be super easy). I had hoped for scissor handles in different colors, but in order to get decent scissors, I had to settle for all red handles on sale at Target.

I'm in love with Dimensional Magic---it makes things look so cool!

I designed a tag and Callie helped me punch them out. Then I packaged them in a frosting decorating bags just as Char suggested. For some reason, the ones labeled "Candy Decorating" were on sale super cheap at Joann's, while the regular ones were $6 a box. (I couldn't tell any difference)

I even decorated a pair for myself--every teacher deserves a cheerful pair of scissors to work with!

If you're interested in downloading a copy of the tags, click on the link below:

You're A Cut Above Tags Aug 2011

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JJB said...

those are super cute!! so you mod podged the pattern paper on--i would never have thought of that!!

Linda said...

Actually I attached the paper using E6000 glue, then added Dimensional Magic to the top--you just squeeze it out and it adds the shiny dimension to it.

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