Teacher Appreciation

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
My sister contacted me a few weeks ago and asked me to make her something special for two of my nephew's teachers.  My nephew has a learning disability and these two teachers have went above and beyond for my nephew over these past several years, so my sister wanted something that would show that appreciation.

I fell in love with the Window Box bundle in the Occasions catalog and am so excited it made it to the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog!  I haven't had much time to play with it, but when my sister said she needed a teacher gift I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  

I used the Window Box Thinlit Dies to cut my Whisper White cardstock to make the box itself.  This box is pretty much one whole piece of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock to give you an idea of the size.  My sister wanted the box to open on the side as opposed to the top so I used these instructions to create the box, stamped the hearts and circle stamp from the Window Shopping in Smoky Slate, and assembled the boxes using my multipurpose liquid glue.

I still had some Bermuda Bay glimmer paper from the Sale-A-Bration catalog that I have been hoarding that was the perfect accent to these boxes.  Even though this particular glimmer paper is no longer available I did find this awesome tutorial showing how you can make the Dazzling 
Diamonds Glimmer Paper into whatever color you want!

On this box I used the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper which is on SALE right now! Today is the LAST day to get your hands on this beauty before it's gone!  Tomorrow kicks off the NEW CATALOG and I can't guarantee that this paper will be on clearance or not so get some while you can!

I cut out the hearts using the Sweet & Sassy Framelit Dies and my Big Shot and popped them up with Stampin' Dimensionals onto the different sides of the box, and stamped the 'Thinking of You' sentiment in Smoky Slate, and used my Triple Banner Punch for the edges.

I finished off the boxes with another Sale-A-Bration item that is not currently available: the 3/8" Metallic Ribbon.  I love how it gave that extra bit of soft shimmer to the entire look of the boxes and it is what is keeping the boxes closed.  I did tape a piece of cardstock over the ribbon on the bottom so the ribbon would stay in place even when the ribbon is untied or pulled off.  

My sister loved the boxes and I hope my nephew's teachers will feel the love that went into them as well. :) 

Don't Forget...

TODAY is the LAST day of the 2016-2017 Annual catalog and the Occasions catalogs!  TODAY is also your last day to use the May hostess code (May 2017 hostess code: BEM6XB7Z) on your order to get a little something from me so get those orders in!! If you need me to order something you can email me at mysweetsassylife@gmail.com and I will be happy to put your order in for you.  Happy Shopping!! 

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  1. Amazing job girl!! They loved them!

    1. That is so great!! I'm glad they did. ��