Thursday, November 10, 2011

Teacher Gift with a Sense of Humor from Lori

I will be the first to admit that this is not an appropriate gift for every teacher - heck, probably not even most teachers! But you know the one: the teacher with a great sense of humor, who's probably been around the block a few times... she's the one who will appreciate this.

(I'm thinking I may keep this one for myself and use it for PTO meeting notes!)  I think these papers from Graphic 45 with the oversized images are perfect for covering composition notebooks.  After trimming down the main image to fit, I added a "ruler" strip along the binding edge.

I find this portion of the image pretty hilarious, so I wanted to highlight it.  I used an old paper tole technique, and cut around a portion of the image then adhered it using the Kool Tak clear 3-D foam squares.

Finally, I wanted to add a fun touch and cover some extra images on the main paper.  I cut out some of the flash card images from a paper, and adhered three of them directly to the paper below.  I wrapped the remaining two with Doodlebug Doodle Twine and popped them up using the 3D clear foam squares.

I can't wait to make another of these with the Christmas papers to keep me organized through all the shopping, baking, and entertaining coming up!

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  1. I love this. I love thispaper so much I've been hesitant to cut into it--LOL, but maybe a journal for myself would be perfect. Thanks

  2. Love it and I also like the idea of making a reminder book for yourself! *Hugs*

  3. Fantastic journal! I love the paper you used...

  4. Lori,

    This is SO cute. I love what you have done! ...Julie

  5. I want to try this so bad. I love the paper you used and you make it look so easy. I have yet to find something to stick my paper to my book. I tried the Clear and Seal and Modge Poge but didn't like either. After seeing yours I may make it my mission to try others so I can make one. TFS


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