My little one is starting pre-pre-school, and I wanted to make something special for the teacher and the assistant that will give my daughter her first “feel” of what school is.
So, what’s better than be greeted at the door and bearing gifts? Nothing. You know that feeling you have when you get home and your dog or cat is waiting for you and greets you at the door? We are going to do that with our teachers, greet them with love and a little something more.
This amazing template set is a door hanger, is a door hanger pouch and it could even be a mini card holder. You could even make all 3 and put them together in a little basket!
- Cardstock by American Crafts;
- Tape by 3M;
- Glossy Accents by Rangers;
- Bling by Prima Marketing;
- Digital Cutter and Make the cut (optional)
- AND the following digital products: Door Hanger w/Pouch & Card Holder Template Set by Kelleigh Ratzlaff and Little Classroom Scrapbook Pack by Quirky Twerp.
I looked at the template and I knew I wanted to make it as big as I could. I wanted a big enough pouch to put goodies inside. My problem is that I have a printer that does NOT have a borderless printing option. I decided instead of printing my project to cut out the template using my digital cutter and some coordinating cardstock. This allowed me to cut one of the templates at 12 inches tall and proportional width and the second door hanger at 12 inches tall but stretching the width a bit more than the regular template had.
After cutting the templates and scoring the lines, I measured the size of the front of the door hanger and made squares (and rectangles) to cover the cardstock. I made my fronts using the amazing Little Classroom kit by Quirky Twerp.
Putting the little project together is really easy. I taped the front and the door hanger body to the cardstock template I had cut. I removed the circle opening for the door because
I wanted to try punching out a different shape, but you could cut out the circle shape in your digital cutter. Added some bling, some Gloosy accents and ribbon to finalize the look…. and of course all that it needs is to be filled up with some Caribou Coffee (our version of Starbucks) gift cards and some candy as energy busters and these little gifts will sure bring a smile to your teacher.
A little close up to show the bling on the blackboard, and on the school bus headlights. Not sure if you can see it, but there is some glossy look on the apple and crayons.
One last thing… did you guess what I used for the confetti filling on the door hangers? If you didn’t let me tell you I have been looking for a use for those empty rolls of ATG gun tape. After you finish a roll of ATG tape, you have yards of release paper that I usually throw out… NO MORE… ladies it is great confetti. Cut it in half, crumple it in your hands and you have kraft glossy confetti, it doesn’t get better than that! So now go and make something fun!
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