I decided to knock out a little craft that I have been hanging on to for about 3 months. It was supposed to be a teacher appreciation gift, but Kamryn’s teacher was out for 6 weeks for surgery on her hand and it is specific to just her so I couldn’t even give it to one of the substitutes she had during that time.
We found out a couple of weeks ago that Mrs. M be back on the 29th to finish out the year and we’re so excited! I thought I would make the gift and give it to her as a “Welcome Back!” gift instead.
I ordered two stamps from Pick Your Plum months ago. One is a “This Book Belongs To Mrs. M…” stamp and the other one says “From The Desk Of Mrs. M…” Only after I bought the stamps did I come across the idea to putting them in a little personalized box with some ink pads on the crafting blog, Skip To My Lou.
I did my own version – I’m not good with paper crafting so I painted instead. First I took off all the hardware. Normally, I would try and paint around it, but it was so small, I knew I would screw it up.Next I painted the box with Spa Blue acrylic paint.I printed out a little card to glue on the top to personalize the box.The ink pad and stamps fit perfectly inside.I also put a coat of Mod Podge on the box to give it a little bit of a sheen. I forgot how tacky that can be, though. Oh well.
Also, since I had the glue gun heated up, I fixed my shoe too.We’re going to chalk this day up to productive!
I’ve just had a flashback to my childhood days in England watching Blue Peter…
That elephant trainer was really “pissed” off. Interesting little show – I can’t say that I have ever heard of it before.
It’s a cultural institutional in England… famous for the phrase “here’s one I made earlier” 🙂