Saturday, May 21, 2011

Blast Off into Summer Blog Hop

Hello my crafty friends and welcome to the Blast Off into Summer Blog Hop!

For this blog hop we were to create a project that expresses to students, teachers, or volunteers that they have done a great job this year.  Being a teacher I decided to put together a little teacher appreciation gift.
I chose colors and papers that could be masculine and used if your child has a "Mr." for a teacher! We don't have very many men that work at our school, but there are some! I'm sure there are some of us out there looking for a masculine type of teacher gift.
I started by using the American Alphabet cart that is loaded into the new E2. I cut each layer for the coffee cup at 9.50".
 I cut the last layer 2x's.
I glued the back layer to the mug to cover the heart.
Then I cut off the "swirls" and glued them together in order to make them more stable.
I glued all the "swirls" together.
Next I slipped the coffee gift card into the heart, used a couple of glue dots to hold it in place, and cut off the sides and bottom of the mug. This way this layer will be able to slide in and out of the mug.
Then I used one of the hearts that were cut out of the center of the mug, typed "pull up" on my computer, and used a SU punch to punch it out. I added some twine and glued it to the heart. Next I punched a hole in the heart, attached it with twine, a button, and a double twine bow.
Attach the front of the mug to the back of the mug, putting glue just around the edges. Then just slip the swirls inside the mug.
I also typed up a "Thanks a latte!" on my computer and printed it onto cream paper. Then add some twine, and attach with 3D dots and adhesive.
Here it is with the gift card showing...

Here's the list of blogs & the order 
Lynda- http://lyndascreativetouches.blogspot.com  

Thanks a latte for stopping by today! <3 Kristy

30 comments:

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Great card with the steam and the detail to it, and I love that stack too as it is so masculine. TFS

SiskiyouSue said...

Love it! And if you don't object I think I'll use this idea for my aide...

I'm off to follow the trail and see what everyone else made for this hop.

Angi @ CokiePop said...

What a fab idea. Male teachers love to get gifts too. So happy to participate in the blog hop with you. :)

Lynda said...

I love what you have made! Any teacher would love to recieve this special gift! Thanks for joining us on this hop! You did a great job!

~Lynda
rlhamm1 at gmail dot com
lyndascreativetouches.blogspot.com

Elizabeth said...

Very cute! What a lovely idea! http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Great catd!!

Veronica
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com

Tiffany Temple said...

Oh my gosh! I love this! I want one! :)

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Too cute! I love how you tied the twine around the sentiment -- it makes it pop. Great job. I am a new follower. Any teacher is a friend of mine ... you have the hardest job in the world!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

Suzy said...

What a clever idea! Thanks for the step by step instructions. I'm ready for summer now ;) This was a fun hop to participate in.
Suzy suzyq28024@gmail.com

Percilla G said...

Oh that is so cute - at our school we only have 4 male teachers and I know that they would love your latte/coffee card
perderg{at}q{dot}com

Priscilla said...

That is an awesome card! TFS.

http://priscrafteeescape.blogspot.com

thekolbes said...

Love your card. Thanks so much for sharing.I am a new follower
Trish
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Christine Real said...

This is very, very cool! I love your tutorial. Your directions are very clear and easy to follow! I am marking this as a "favorite" so I can come back and make this later this summer when I have more time. Thanks!

america57@comcast.net

Becky Dunham said...

Great card Kristy - love the little pocket for a gift card - fabulous idea! We don't have many male teachers in our elementary school either - in fact I don't think we have any :) but I think this card would be great for any guy!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Josie0602 said...

Great card idea for a masculine teacher!!
Tracy
jtg0398(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Mihaela said...

Great and original card!

Creative Diva said...

I love it. Glad you got to have fun making it with your E2. I'm already a follower.

Hugs,
Patty
creativediva98.blogspot.com
creativediva98 at gmail dot com

*Star said...

Fabulous project! I really love the papers you used. Tfs and have a great a day.

Crafting Misfit said...

I just plain love this!

craftingmisfit.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

I really like this and like that it can be made masculine or femine.

Wendy said...

This is a wonderful project!! Thank you so much for joining in on the blog hop :) Have a fantastic weekend.

Wendy

Sherrie K. said...

Fantastic project! Love it:) TFS!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

SiskiyouSue said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Yours is one of the first I signed up to follow. I have enjoyed many posts, thanks for the inspiration.

BunnyFreak said...

Cool gift card holder.

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Awesome giftcard holder and a great way to show your appreciation.
Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

rene said...

I love love love this. Course I love a latte and I love those gift cards. I will definitely be making some of these. Thanks for sharing.

Neha Jain said...

lovely...

JustYolie said...

Wonderful card..love your step-by-step instructions! :-)

shersl84bed said...

Love it, super cute. Thanks for the tutorial.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

What a WONDERFUL gift card idea!!! Love it! TFS! -Sam :-)