Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Teachers Gifts for the End of Term

I have really been stressing about a teachers gift for the end of term, and panicking that I wouldn't get things sorted in time. So yesterday was my day off, and I set to work on the gifts.

A couple of weeks ago whilst blog hopping, I saw some really pretty boxes, which got me thinking that I could do something similar.

So I first had to make some mini chocolate chip cookies, to go in the boxes.

I'd already decided the colour scheme of the boxes was going to be pink and purple so that they matched perfectly with the teachers thank you cards that I blogged last week.

So I went about making some tags for the boxes. For this I used exactly the same card that I had for the cards, and cut 2 labels using Labels 4 Nestablities. I had also decided to add an eyelet to the label for a better result for threading the ribbon, and also because I hardly every use my cropadile! The 'Thank you' is part of the 'with gratitude' cuttlebug die that I picked up from Hobbycraft at the weekend for £4.00 - a real bargin as it came with another embossing folder.

Then I made up 6 boxes: 3 pink and 3 purple, using the same card as for the cards and tags. My OH created the design of the box using the Craft Robo. After many attempts and tweaks we came up with something that both of us were happy with.

You would not belive how long it took to get the template right considering that it is made out of one piece of A4 and four small bits of DST!
To give the box a bit of a lift I decided to emboss the top and flap of the box using the daisy cuttlebug folder (as used on the cards) and it worked beautifully.

Finally, after filling each box with 6 cookies, and adding a piece of ribbon these are the finished results, and I love them!

The kids took them into school today, and their teachers and assistants loved them, so all my hard work was well worth while.
Now I have mastered the boxes, I will be making many more in the future.
I'd like to enter these boxes into the Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - Anything but a Card


  1. wow they look really scrummy

  2. Oohh those cookies look very yummy & I love those boxes, makes me want a craft robo ;D xx

  3. Wow what beautiful boxes, how on earth did you manage to make a file for that! lucky you I think I need lots more practice xx

  4. Fabulous boxes and the cookies look lovely.

  5. Wow lovely, the boxes are great and so are those cookies!!!

  6. Yummy cookies and pretty boxes x

  7. Hi Caroline
    Gorgeous boxes,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
    hugs Dianne xx

  8. Oh WOW!! they are gorgeous. Those cookies look yummy scrummy. Your boxes would be fab for Christmas full of gingerbread men....mmmm...xx

  9. They look lovely. Just looking at the choc chip cookies is making me hungry!

  10. Oh wow these are gorgeous, what beautiful gifts x

  11. Gorgeous boxes and love how you've embossed the lids. It's so clever and looks brilliant. Jaqui x