Teacher Appreciation Blog Hop

Friday, May 6, 2011

Welcome to the Teacher Appreciation Blog Hop!  We’ve created some amazing projects that will hopefully inspire you to create your own fabulous projects for a teacher in your life.  You should have arrived here from Sonia at Scraps 4 Fun.  If you just happened to be visiting me today, be sure to go back to Jen’s blog at Jen's Craft Corner, so you don't miss any of the wonderful projects we have to share.

My project is a post-it note holder.  I made 25 of these for the wonderful people that I work with everyday at my school.  This was my first time making them, but it was super easy!

Here are the instructions:
Cut a piece of paper 7 3/8" x 3 1/4".  Score the paper at 3 1/8", 3 1/2", 3 7/8".  Fold the paper on the 3 1/2" line and cut 2 slits to the folds (for the pen).  Put glue between the 3 1/2 and 3 7/8 folds and stick it to the larger section, making sure that the slit part folds the opposite way (for the pen).  Add your own cover decorations (my mat- 3" x 2 7/8", my DP 2 3/4" x 2 5/8 " ) and message inside!

The designer papers are by Custom Crops (polka dots) and Be Mine (diamonds) . Of course, I added some sparkle - green studio G glitter glue.  I also used glossy accents on the white part of the cut to make it look like an actual shine (but you can't really tell from the pictures).  I printed the sentiment on the inside on my computer. I found these pens at the dollar spot at target.  I used ribbon from Jo Ann Fabrics to match the pens.  The apple is cut from Doodlecharms at 1 3/4".

I linked this up at

Thank you so much for joining us for today’s Teacher Appreciation Blog Hop!  Your next stop is Tracey at Trace-Elementz.  She has something spectacular for you.  Before you go, check out my blog candy below! If you’re lost don’t worry, here is the whole line up:

* Sparkled Memories (You Are Here)
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What’s a hop with out some blog candy?  If you’ve been to one of my hops before you know that I try to match my candy to the theme.  So, today I have some wonderful teacher inspired things for you! 
Just leave a comment on this post in order to be entered to win this blog candy.  You don’t have to become a follower, but of course I would love it if you did! I’ll use random.org to choose a winner on Monday, May 9th.  *~*Thanks for stopping by*~*

37 sparkly comments:

Libby Beach said...

Those are absolutely adorable!! :) Thank you so much for the tutorial too! I will definitely be giving these a try :) So happy to be hopping with you :)
~Libby from beachcreationsforyou.blogspot.com

Lisa R. said...

Very thoughtful gifts! thanks for the tutorial. hanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com (follower)

shersl84bed said...

Wow, these turned out fabulous. I can't imagine making 25 of them. Love the colors that you chose to use.

Smiles Sher

Lois said...

so adorable, i have tomake these for my granddaughters teacher. thanks for the inspiration

Tara said...

These are so addictive once you start making them lol. It is so super nice of you to make them for the staff at your school! TFS

Jens Craft Corner said...

I love your Post-It-Note holders. This would make a perfect gift! I would certainly love to receive one of these! They are really cute! Thank you so much for joining me today! I love your work!

Misty said...

WOW! Thanks for the instructions too.
Hummer Hugs,
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Kathy's-Krafts said...

This is such a fabulous idea..I do believe I must go now and make some for my kiddos teachers...all 15 of them...teachers that is..:)

Kate said...

What a super gift idea! I can't believe you made 25 of them. Wowzers! They are fantastic and I'm quite certain that they will be very much appreciated. Post-Its are a teacher's best friend!!
Kate at Small Bits of Paper
smallbitsofpaper @ hotmail . com

Claudia said...

I love the post it note holders.Gotta make some, but I don't think I'll make 25! LOL
claudiamatzke at hotmail.com

Amber's Crafts and Stuff said...

Oh I love these so much! 25 of them must have taken forever! I am in awe of you.


Vivi Martínez said...

I love the post it holders! I like so much the combination of the black backgrounds with the red of the apples. They came out really cute.
Thanks for sharing the instructions.

Michelle said...

Stunning gifts for teachers!

JulieK said...

These are such a great idea. Love them!

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, how cute is that! Great gift Tiffany, they will love them. Thanks for sharing!
Sherrie K

Dana said...

Perfect gift for a teacher... and really cute too!


Lisa said...

Your post-it note holders are just adorable and a prefect gift for a teacher! Great idea :)


Tracey said...

Fabulous gift......I really need to make some of these for my self!

Corrine said...

Adorable~ Corrine http://celebratingordinarymoments.blogspot.com/

Cheryl O said...

What a great idea, and how very thoughtful of you!!! Hope you have a great Mother's Day to your critters!! They can be just like our kids.....lol

Sandy S. said...

Wow, what a wonderful idea. Your co-workers are going to love them!

Happy crafting!

Anna said...

Wow great and thoughtful cards. So very sweet.
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

thekolbes said...

Ohh Gosh, 25? THat is alot. I bet they will be loved. Thanks so much for sharing. I am a new follower
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Elizabeth said...

This is just darling! I love your blog! I am a new follower:) http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

karensk said...

My daughter is a teacher, she has special needs students and she would love receiving the post it notes from her students. Twenty five of them I am so impressed.I am a follower, Thanks for sharing,
karenk3 at ameritech dot net

Lisa said...

Super cute post-it notes holder!! Love the apple on the cover!!

tandkparker said...

I just love your post-it note holder!! Great job!
tfs - kim - a new follower
tandkparker at comcast dot net

Sarah said...

Super cute post-it note holder! Love the black and white polka dot background :) Thanks for creating with us at FCCB!

Tina said...

I made these too for friends at my school and at my daughter's school. I love how you put the quote on the inside cover! What a great touch!! Where did you find the little pens?

AmyJRockstar said...

You did such a great job on these! What a great gift idea. I'm sure they were well appreciated. :) Thanks for joining us over at FCCB!

XO ~ Amy Jo (FCCB DT)

My Lil' Bits said...

Cute Post-it note holder. Love polka dots! Thanks for sharing with us at FCCB!
Lisa C

GreenScrap said...

Great project!! I love to make these too!! Great paper and cut choice!! TFS!! TaKe Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Marlene said...

Very Cute! Thanks for playing with us at FCCB!

Houses Built of Cards said...

What a great project - and AWESOME idea!!!

Heather - Patches of Pink Design Team

Tanya said...

Wow...these are great! What wonderful little gifts and 25?....whew! Great job and thanks for joining our challenge this week at FCCB!

Yvonne said...

Very Nice. Love the red with black. And what a wonderful idea.

Lori Comeau said...

Great project! Very cute.

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