Monday, May 3, 2010

Teacher Appreication Gift

I feel very blessed this year with the teachers my youngest son has had. His first teacher in Kindergarten stayed through the beginning of April. She is a great woman. My older 2 boys had her too, and I was so glad when my third son got her. She had to leave on maternity leave and from then on he got Mr. B. He will have him until the end of the year. And he has flourished so well under Mr. B's teaching. Our teacher appreciation gift to Mr. B is a mini magnet board. I got the idea from greenbean on the Cricut Message board.
The board is 8" x 12". I got it at Home Depot. It is galvanized roof flashing. I covered it with patterned paper from a DCWV summer stack from a couple years back. I made it so that Mr. B can use either side of it. I added ribbon along the edges to give it a bit a finished look.
The "Mr. Barajas" is actually a big magnet. I thought he could use it on this board if he wanted or use it on any chalk or dry erase board. The background for this magnet is cut in four layers. The back layer is a navy blue rectangle. The next layer is a shape I cut in white and then inked with red chalk ink. The third layer is a sort of a cornflower blue. Both layers 2 and 3 are a shape from the Storybook cartridge that I modified on my Gypsy to fit my name. The top layer is from Basecamp and welded together on my Gypsy and shadowed in black. Then I added glossy accents and white ink dots all around. I also added a gold star.
The flag side is layered first with a patterened paper from the same summer stack and then with a die cut flag. The flag is cut from Graphically Speaking. The stars are from George and cut in a gold foil paper. The magnets on this are buttons that I added a circle magnet to.
I punched holes in the top and threaded some ribbon through it and just tied knots at the ends. I also added some clips on one end just for decoration, but they are usable. I had so much fun making this and I sure hope Mr. B likes it! TFL!

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