A Little Crafting

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!

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