Friday, August 26, 2011

Quick & Easy Teacher Gift

We head back to school next Tuesday, and I wanted to get a little gift for my colleagues.  A couple of weeks ago I took my son back-to-school shopping at the outlets, and Bath & Body Works had their bottles of scented hand sanitizers on sale, 7 for $20.  I decided that would be the perfect thing to keep my friends healthy, so I picked up a bunch and decorated them with some ribbon and a tag.

To make my tag, I started with a shape made with the Papertrey Ink Mat Stack 4 die as my base, and I inked the edges with Vintage Cream ink.  I then took the "Happy 1st Day of School" stamp from the My Creative Time Gift Card Sentiments stamp set.  This is one long sentiment, so to fit my tag, I covered one part of it at a time with scotch tape while I inked it up.  In this way, I was able to turn it into a two-line sentiment.  I cut a 1.08" apple from Create a Critter, ran it through the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder, and popped it up on a circle and scallop created with the My Creative Time Scallop & Stitched Circle Dies.  A little eyelet finished it off nicely.

Last year my sister gave me a bottle of apple scented hand sanitizer, and my students loved it!  They all asked their parents for different scents for Christmas and loved sharing them with each other.  The bonus was that we were the healthiest class in the school.  It really worked!


Papertrey Ink Kraft, Pure Poppy, & Vintage Cream Cardstock
Core'dinations Cardstock
Papertrey Ink "Mat Stack 4" Die
My Creative Time "Scallop & Stitched Circle Dies"
My Creative Time "Gift Card Sentiments" Stamp Set
Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots" Embossing Folder
Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate & Vintage Cream Ink
Recollections Eyelet 


  1. My goodness, this is sooo stinkin cute! What a great back to school gift! And I didn't know that B&BW had LARGE hand sanis... shows how much I walk into that place!

  2. What a thoughtful gift! The tag is just great! Thanks for the sentiment stamp tip!

  3. Awesome Tag how you embossed the apple!

  4. Very cute idea!! Great tag!!

  5. What a great tip (like I stamp so much, but you never know I might just start being I have so many of Miss Emma's)... your apple is so cute.

  6. Excellent idea, I just might have to copy you and give them to my little one's teachers in September.

    PS. Got My Creative Time stamp set, love it, thank you so much.

  7. Now THAT is a great idea!!! Love it, Katie!!! And I'm sure the teacher will love it too.

  8. PERFECT idea. I love these hand soaps too! This is going to be a hit. I love the way you did the sentiment and then the dies with the apple inside. Too cute. They look perfect together!

  9. What a cute idea!! This is perfect for teachers!! TFS

  10. Great idea! Perfect teacher's or nurse's gift:)


  11. Perfect gift for a teacher! I'm sure you know first hand just how much hand sanitizer one class can use.

  12. What a cute idea! Your tag turned out so cute! I am sure any teacher would love this. Thanks for sharing! lindagk

  13. Perfect idea for a teacher gift! I would loved to keep that on my desk.

  14. Katie, what a perfect idea for gifts! Cute tag.

  15. These are such a great idea, I love it! The tags are just so cute!

  16. Such a great idea!! Came out so nice. tfs

  17. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! JUST PERFECT my friend!!! I SOOOO LOVE THIS!;)
    Big Huge Gypsy Hugs,

  18. Awesome Tag and Great Gift Idea. You can never have too much sanitizers teaching kiddos.


  19. Beautiful Tag,Katie!! I love this idea!!! :)

  20. Hi Katie!

    Love this idea! Your little apple is so cute too!

    Ruthie :)

  21. Katie you are the best teacher and co-worker. Very thoughtful and caring. Saw the postcards you sent your pupils welcoming them to your class and a return to school. What an excellent idea. All your projects are great. Nancy

  22. Awesome gift idea Katie! It's such a quick way to make up a few gifts and it looks awesome!
    Sherrie K


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