Friday, January 18, 2013

A Little Teacher Love

Hello!  I decided to participate in a couple of challenges this week.  First off is Waltzingmouse Blog Party.  I've never participated before, but thought this month's challenge was too sweet to pass up!  The theme is LOVE and the challenge was to make a project using WMS stamps that showcase your idea of love.  If you would like to check it out for yourself, you can find all the details here.

The second challenge is Papertrey Ink's Make-It-Monday.  With tips from Dawn McVey, she shows us ways to package up our projects that won't fit the standard A2 envelope.  It's PTI's 100th MIM, so if you would like to check it out, you can find the details here.

For this challenge, my idea of love is a little gift for my DD's teacher.  What better way to show your love for your teacher than with a little gift of health and well-being!  :)  With all those flu germs spreading like crazy, I decided to put an idea from Erin Lincoln to good use and make my DD's teacher a hand sanitizer cozy.  With a little help from my mom (and the internet), she taught me how to crochet ... well, just enough to learn how to make this cozy!  haha!  

I put my stitching skills to test (they could use a little practice) on decorating my felt cutouts.  My DD's teacher's favorite colors are black, red, and white, so that was my color palette.  Perfect for a Valentine's gift, no?

I couldn't give a gift without wrapping it up just a little special, right?  hehe

I used Betsy Veldman's great instructions for getting the chalkboard look to make a super cute tag.  I love how it turned out!

Wrap it all up in a glassine bag and we have ourselves a sweet little handmade gift:

I sure do hope she likes it.  :)

Stamps:  WMS Fancy Flourishes and Compact Sentiment
Dies:  PTI Notched Flowers, Lovely Layers, Limitless Layers Hearts, and Half & Half.
Cardstock:  PTI Stampers Select White, PTI Black 

Thanks ever so much for stopping by!


  1. Cute - the teacher will love it.

  2. Lovely project - I wish I could crochet something like that! The chalkboard label is really trendy and love how you incorporated the flourish into the design as well.

  3. What a fun project! Love the crochet and very pretty tag - the chalkboard technique is fab with this sentiment.

  4. I LOVE this! Not only is the cozy adorably knitted...but that tag is perfect. LOVE that sentiment with the chalkboard technique! Your daughter's teacher will love this sweet treat...and she won't even have any extra calories :) Sooo glad you could join the party this month, Carrie...can't wait to see what you make next time ;)!!

  5. Oh my goodness what a cracking set! I am so impressed!! I desperately want to try that chalkboard technique also!! Your tag is so beautifully made!! Fabby to have you playing along with us at WMS, hope it's the first of many!

  6. Teachers need all the love they can get. Love it myself!

  7. You are so that little cover, just too darn cute.

  8. This is so cute! A lovely little tag with this clever chalkboard technique, something I have got to try myself!

  9. Adorable!!
    And how awesome that you learned to crochet for this...
    I usually stop at a straight chain! :)
    Fabby project and packaging tag...
    love it!!
    And so happy to see you at your 1st Party...
    hope to see you again! :)

  10. A wonderful handmade gift and packaging. love Betsy's chalkboard tutorial too.

  11. Oh wow! Now I need to check out that chalkboard technique too! This looks amazing! Beautiful tag for a beautiful gift!

  12. Oh my goodness! I just love your cute little hand sanitizer cozy! great color and pretty sewn decoration - and what a wonderful tag for teacher! So glad you joined us this month for the WMS blog party!

  13. Such cute projects!! Very cool!!

  14. This turned out lovely, and so full of texture. The black/red/white color combo is amazing as well.