Thursday, June 9, 2011

Words of Wisdom EOY Gifts

This year's end-of-year teacher gifts consisted of a framed inspirational sentiment, and I think it fits today's 365 Card challenge, Words of Wisdom, pretty well! This design could easily be used as a card front instead of a bit of home decor. (My frames all measure 4"x6".) Most of the teachers received the Magnifique version, shown here first. (Of course they were framed; this photo shows the design, etc., w/o the glare from the glass in the frame. The flowers were adhered on the outside of the glass after assembling the pieces.) For the band and chorus teachers (not pictured), I used the musical paper from the Mistletoe paper collection.

Each teacher also received a version of this simple thank you card. The girls wrote their own messages of appreciation on the inside. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of the decorated lunch sacks that we put the presents and cards in.

Because this verse means so much to me (and I know that I need to be reminded sometimes!), I made a framed piece for my bathroom, where I will see it each and every day. The Miracle paper pack matches my bathroom well.

I also made one for a dear family friend's 13th birthday. Her bedroom is decorated in a cowgirl theme, so I used the (retired) Giddy Up papers and a wooden frame. The knotted jute is on the outside of the glass but tucked under the frame's edges. (I did use a few glue dots to hold it place.)

Now I've got to make one for each of our daughters' bedrooms. Orders, anyone?

Supplies from Close To My Heart: Magnifique paper pack; Sky, Pacifica, & Chocolate inks; Chocolate marker; Sensational Seals stamp set; Miracle paper pack; Crystal Blue & Twilight inks; Giddy Up paper pack; Twilight & Chocolate inks; Just Blooms White Daisy paper flowers; Blue Sparkles; 2" scallop circle punch; 1-1/4" circle punch

Other: Philippians 4:13 stamp (Verve); jute (unknown); frames (Dollar General & WalMart)


  1. Great job, honey. They were cuter in the real, and I know everyone loved their special gift...

  2. What a great gift! That's one of my favorite verses, too.

  3. What a lovely gift idea.... visiting from Make it Monday.

  4. Gorgeous gift idea. Beautiful verse.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  5. What a great idea! I'm sure they loved those gifts :-) Thanks for sharing with us at 365 Cards.


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