Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Thanks Teacher Bookmark



Tracy over at Craft Junkie Too asked us to create end of school teacher gifts.  This is what I came up with.  I cut the bookmark from the Plantin' Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge at 7 inched wide (turn the fit to width button on your Expression and then set the dial to 7 inches.)  

The apples were cut from the Country Life Cartridge at 2.42 inches - but you could just cut them at 2.5 - I used a Gypsy.  For the apple on the left I added some Glossy Accents to make it shiny.  The apple on the right I added some Xmas Red Stickles to make it sparkly.

I used some foam Thickers to spell out "thanks."  I had to fiddle with them a lot to get the placement right, but I think it came out kind of fun and still easy enough to understand.

Along the top I tied some pretty green and white ribbon and added some self adhesive green bling from my stash around the circle opening.  

For the finishing touch I went around the edges with a red gel pen.

To be honest I'm not sure how well it would work as a real bookmark because of the depth of things like the Thickers... but I still think it's very cute.  Be sure and stop by Craft Junkie Too today to see what the other gals created!!

7 comments:

Love That Bug said...

Amber,
This is super cute, I like the touch of the gel pen
Hugs
Stacy

Kards by Kadie said...

Amber: LOVE your teacher appreciation gift - How FABULOUS are these. Would be a great gift to make multiples of. Might just have to CASE this idea for all my grandkids teachers. Thanks for sharing! Kadie (your fellow design team member)

Craftyhomemade said...

Amber, super cute bookmark. Love the glossy on the apple.

Indira

ShawnfromMN said...

This is adorable - what a great idea to add the gloss to the apple!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great book marker!

Kristy said...

Super cute! TFS!

(fellow CJToo DT member)
craftin-on-my-door.blogspot.com

Tara said...

Great job! I love the apples (maybe it is the teacher in me lol)
Tara