Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Teacher's Valentines

I had some left over mailboxes from Target last year, so I put together more Valentine mailboxes filled with candies for the kids teachers. I made these for their teachers last year too, and they all loved them. So, I knew they'd be a big hit again this year. Nothing new and fab on that end, but always a favorite crafting project! Busy time of the year for me with the school yearbook. But I will be posting some TAC Butterfly bit cards by this weekend as part of that blog hop I signed up for. Not much free time this week!

The most difficult part about making these was finding my hot glue gun. Which is still missing! This reminds me of a story about my son from last year. They joked at school to look for it in the son's room. Last year he got into it, plugged it in, put it on the carpet, and I discovered it two days later melting on the carpet! YIKES! Sadly, I kept smelling burning stuff while I was at my crafting table, and kept looking for something that was burning, and didn't notice it! The other joke was to see if he was trying to use it to glue the fur back on the cat! Cuz he tried to shave our cat last year too, about the same time he tried to burn down the house! Sigh! That child of mine! LOL! Got sidetracked, I used my embossing gun to melt the gun sticks to attach the flowers and the buttons.

I used two TAC sets I got during the 50% off promotion. The heart is from Forever Family, I trimmed the scroll under the heart off, so they're two pieces instead of one stamp. They fit nice together still, so I can use it that way too, if I want too. The others are from Sweet goodies. I had fun with that set, putting it together with the nesties. They worked great together! Don't you love how you can stamp on just about anything with Palette ink pads? Gosh, they rock!
Supplies: TAC's Forever family, sweet goodies, Palette ink Moulin Rouge, and PTI Berry Bliss ink pad, PTI Berry Bliss card stock, DCWV cardstock, glitter pen, stickles, embossing powder, modge podge, nesties, scrappers floss, misc flowers, and buttons on hand.

2 comments:

Tammi said...

ACK OMGosh on the hot glue gun, your so lucky it didn't burn the house down!! And trying to glue the fur back on the cat, GMBO!

Oh what lucky teachers, these are all pretty Anna!! Nice job on them.

Kim said...

LOL on the glue gun stories. These are too cute. Love the big flowers!