Friday, May 15, 2009

Welcome Hoppers & Show Me Viewers

Welcome Bo Bunny Blog Hoppers and welcome St.Louis Show Me viewers!

It's definitely a busy day in blog land!lol

For you Bo Bunny hoppers...thanks for popping in! We have such an amazing Guest Designer to share with you today! I know you'll love her! She's done an amazing job showcasing the Alissa line. Speaking of Alissa...here's one of my Alissa projects that I also took on Show Me St.Louis today for a Teacher Appreciation gift idea!





If you have any questions on how to make it...just drop me a note at Buzybunny@gmail.com!

Now for you hoppers...before we get to a little giveaway...I wanted to post that the past two giveaway winners have not yet come forward. So take a minute to check those posts and see if it's you! If I don't have anyone claim them by Monday, I'll draw new names.

For this hop...I'm giving away some yummy Bo Bunny goodies...you'll have to trust me in that I'll send you a very nice box of some papers, rubons and more! Just post a comment and let me know what you give your Teachers as a thank you! Or what you have made too!

Then next you'll hop to our newest Guest Designer...can't wait for you to see who!

Show Me Viewers...thanks for your patience!

Here's the information for today's show projects...the clipboard and the cute Smarties candy jar! If you need any info about any of the other projects show just send me a note! I'm happy to help!




Supplies:


Imaginisce Teacher's Pet papers, Rubons and Stamps
Basic Grey alphabet stickers
Clipboard
Bo Bunny Ribbon
Candy Jar (anything will work really!)
Plaid Mod Podge
Buttons
Colorbox Chalk Inks Jelly Bean collection & Chestnut Roan
Marvy Giga Scallop and Mega Circle Punch

1) Trace shape of clipboard "clip" onto paper...trim out to fit around.
2) Add a light coat of Mod Podge to clipboard and paper...adhere together smoothing out paper.
3) Cut out additional papers to decorate board. Personalize with alphabet stickers for name. Stamp onto paper. Add rubons to bottom of clipboard.
4) To ensure a long life for the clipboard..I also recommend one to two light coats of Mod Podge. Apply the second coat only after the first has dried completely.

This is a teacher favorite!

1) For the candy jar cut papers to fit. Ink edges and adhere.
2) Type out (or print) message in Microsoft Word. Some suggested ideas:

-Thanks to you I'm not a Dum Dum (fill with Dum dum suckers)
-Because of you I'm a real Smartie (fill with Smarties candies)
-Thanks to you...I'm not an Airhead! (fill with Airhead candies)

and for really any occasion

-You're a real Lifesaver (yep...you guessed it..Life Saver candies!)

3) Adhere to papers and adhere to lid.

there's so many more ideas for this...I've used nuts, chocolate, mixes..the sky is the limit! Have fun with it!

And a special thanks to all the Teachers...especially my son's teacher..Mrs. Morton!

Thanks for hopping by and tuning in today!

Julia "The Craft Mom"

60 comments:

  1. I don't have children, so I don't do teacher gifts, but as a former and future teacher I know that gift cards or supplies for their favorite hobby are great hits! Candy is never a bad idea, either! LOL!

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  2. these teacher gifts are AWESOME!! WTG!!

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  3. LOVE the gifts, just might have to do something like that with my Granddaughter for her teacher.

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  4. That teachers gift is too cute! What a great idea! And as far as those unclaimed prizes go...I'd be happy to take them off your hands. I stalk your blog as it is. :)

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  5. I ♥ the Smarties gift . . . cute saying! I don't have kids yet, but DO have friends that are teachers, and have heard horror stories about gifts that they have received. This would be a definite improvement!
    I'm excited to join the Bobunny hop . . . this is the first time for me!

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  6. I love your blog so I know I am not the missing winner! This year my granddaughter wanted to give her teacher a plant so that is what we gave her.

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  7. Wow!!! These teacher gifts are adorable. I'm going to have to remember these for next year.

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  8. My twins are 18 months so they aren't in school but my daughter who is 14 when she was in kindergarten I altered a pencil box and put pencils and book marks in it. She loved it.

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  9. I've done paint cans decorated with school papers and the teacher's name, then put some note cards or gift cards in the can. So cute and they LOVE them!

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  10. your fabulous teacher gifts came just in the nick of time! they are also good yw camp ideas! thanks

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  11. Previous teacher gifts have been a hand made card and usually some candy or chocolate...can't go wrong with that!!

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  12. this is my sons first year of school and it preschool so i am not really sure what i am making yet i seen some cute cards, bookmarks and various other adorable ideas.

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  13. I gave a book store gift card at Christmas - nothing creative or crafty about that!! There are so many wonderful ideas out there, I will have to get started soon crafting, or I will be buying a gift card again at the last minute!

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  14. I guess I was a bad mom. I didn't do gifts way back when my kids were in school. At Christmas my daughter would create each teacher a gift when she was in high school.She liked to do it herself. I vow to be a better nana with gifts. I like to make "potty pockets". Toilet paper rolls flattened and decorated to be gift card holders. ms.cheryl

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  15. For Christmas we did calendars, scrapbooked of course, and at the end of the year I usually make handmade cards.

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  16. No kiddies yet for me either. But I love your ideas!!

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  17. If I had children at home, I know that I would make something for their teachers. I love your projects.

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  18. No teacher to give gifts too (no kids). But, I love your magnets!!! I've been meaning to do that with the altoids tins!

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  19. What cute teacher gifts! For a few of my kids teachers, I made a little photo album with a picture of each child and then had each of them answer some questions about the year and their teacher.

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  20. Last year we made a clipboard for the kindergarten teacher and some garden stake made of pretty paper that we put in a stunning Sunflowet that we gave the other teachers.
    Thanks for sharing your ideas too. :)

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  21. Your gifts are wonderful! I usually end of giving all of my daughter's teachers Starbuck cards which are a big hit!

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  22. We give the teachers a small box of handmade cards

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  23. Love the projects. Those pebbles are magnets right? One of my dd's teacher loved angels. So we have gotten a little angel pin for her.

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  24. Wow fabulous teacher gifts. They will cherish these. I usually make them a basket of goodies.

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  25. That tin is adorable! Are those magnets inside?

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  26. Well, I don't have any kids, so I havent' made any teacher appreciation gifts. But the one that you made is just adorable. I bet the teacher loved it.

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  27. i love those amazing teacher gifts!! usually what i will do for teacher appreciation is gift cards. not real exciting, but i know they're appreciated.

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  28. Beautiful gift tin!! I think the best gift I have given was a bucket full of rubber stamps...the teacher loved them!!! I always like to make a little handmade card to go with whatever little gift I give. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  29. What great gift ideas! my son is in HS, so I've stopped giving gifts a loooooong time ago. Thanks for sharing!

    jenn in Vancouver

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  30. What a cute tin! I don't usually make teacher thank you's since I don't have kids and I'm a teacher myself. But I have received some very special gifts: a hand-painted wooden storage box, edible goodies and gift certificates to my favorite bookstore!

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  31. I don't do gifts anymore as my boys (MEN) are grown. They used to take roses to their teachers that were cut from the garden. They were so proud since they picked them all by themselves.

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  32. I love you projects!!!For my kids teachers gifts, we have altered clipboards, altered jars, made handmade magnets and I might just follow your lead & alter a candy jar for my oldest ds's teacher since she gives the kids Jolly Ranchers quite often... The Alissa line is beautiful!!!

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  33. How fun! I love the little tin and the special custom accessories inside! Great idea and it is something that anyone can use!! :)

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  34. Almost forgot-- our teachers get fresh cut flowers (I usually order them from a wholesale place and pick them up on/near the last week of school) and a cute little LIVING plant... :) something that hopefully will continue to grow just our their students do!

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  35. Never actually given any gifts to a teacher...hmmm...
    But im a teacher myself and i've recived some beautiful crafted things!

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  36. Such cute gifts, the teachers will love them TFS!

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  37. Love that little tin! So great!

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  38. Our teacher gifts are usually Bath and Body works gift sets or potted plants.

    Have a great weekend!!!

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  39. Well my children are grown now. But, when they were in school. I always made a card and included a gift certificate to a teacher supply store in our area. Teacher's have to pay for the items they use to decorate their rooms with, so they always appreciated those gift certificates. Also, we would take snacks for each day the week of Teacher Appreciation and leave in the Teacher's lounge

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  40. LOVE the tine with the magnets! Would love to see a "how to" on that sweet project.

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  41. The tin with the magnets is great! Some teachers have magnetic white boards and could use those. The candy jar is also a great idea. Our teacher gifts have varied from teacher to teacher, depending on what they like and what we see that they might need. Thanks for some more great ideas!

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  42. Perfect paper for those magnets. I love all of your ideas. For my son's teacher I usually give a decorated jar of candy, bookmark and package it all up in some cute decorated bag. I've done other things too. This year though I think I am going to take your idea and create those magnets. I think that his teacher would love those. On another note I am a huge Bo Bunny fan and would love to share with you a project that I did with the Alissa line.

    Here is the link to my post. http://christineousley.typepad.com/itsmylife/2009/04/hmmmmm.html

    Thanks for all the great ideas.
    xoxo, Christine

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  43. I am SOOOOOO lifting that altoids tin! It's super fab! And if you want to just give me the prizes for those who didn't come forward, I wouldn't mind!

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  44. It's been so long since I've given a teacher a gift that I don't remember. Probably a gift card. My DD is now a teacher...I'll have to ask her what she likes to get.

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  45. The gifts are so pretty, but I don't have kids

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  46. What a fun project. We usually make ornaments for the tree at Christmas time.

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  47. Cute projects! Ty's teacher will love something like this. Guess I should get busy!

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  48. I Love the things you made for the teacher gifts. My kids are all grown up and now I have Grandkids. My daughter makes different things for the grandkids to give their teacher for all the holidays plus something special for the last daya of school. Thanks for the ideas again, and also Thanks for the Bo Bunny Blog Hop! Jayne

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  49. My little one isn't old enough for school yet, but now I have some great ideas for his future teachers. How thoughtful of you to think of them with these amazing projects!

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  50. Lovin' the Smartie jar! I've made clipboards and paint cans with gift cards.

    Susan M

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  51. I like to make little pillow boxes all decorated up and include a gift card and a few sweets!! This paper would be perfect!!

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  52. It has been so long since my girls were in school, I don't remember what I gave to teachers! But if it were today, it would be gift cards to book stores or Target!

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  53. That teacher's gift is adorable! I've made ornaments and altered journals for teacher gifts. Unclaimed prizes? I'll take them off your hands.

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  54. I wish I had been scrapping when my kids were still in school. These would have been awesome teacher appreciation gifts. Thanks for your inspiration. I most recently made altered journals for friends.

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  55. Cute gift for teacher appreciation. I really like the magnets. It has been a few years since we have done teacher appreciation, but homemade gifts are always a hit. Decorating a candy bar, pencil can, potholders, etc.

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  56. I did soap bottles personalized with a clear plastic sheet printed with different complements about hands ex. helping hands serving hands in different fonts and sizes. This way it is something they can use and they know time and effort went into it in their behalf. They deserve knowing that for all they do. I like your little magnets and box maybe i'll have to remember that for next year

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