Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Belated Teacher Appreciation

Hi Everyone,
Happy Belated Teacher Appreciation Week! Here is a project that I made for Teacher Appreciation Week using the new "Digital Doodles" stamp release "Meowy Messenger" which you can purchase here. As a former preschool teacher, I know how hard all of our teachers work out there to help our children for very little pay or acknowledgment. So here is a great big THANK YOU to all of you who care enough to dedicate your lives to children.

So in honor of teachers, I made a school themed treat bag with the new Digital Doodles stamp this week. I also made cupcake picks to go along side the treat bags.

I began by printing out the stamp onto black paper. I took a white pen and traced along the edges of the stamp image to create a chalkboard effect. I then added glue to the edges and glitter. I die cut letters and attached them to the center of my stamp image. I then printed out the little cat and bird onto colored cardstock and attached them to my chalkboard.

I used the "tags,bags,boxes, and more" cartridge from cricut to cut out the treat bag. I attached the chalkboard to the treat bag and added some trim along the bottom edge and ribbon for the handles.

For the cupcake picks, I just cut out another piece of black paper the same size as the chalkboard and attached the toothpicks in the center.

Thanks so much for dropping by and for all of your sweet comments. I hope you all have a very fulfilling week :)


  1. This is just absolutely too cute!

  2. This is so adorable! I know if I was a teacher, I'd love to get this. :)

  3. Ohh these are so sweet. How nice of you. I so need that cartridge.

  4. This is such a cute Teacher Apreciation gift! Love what you did with 'Meowy Messenger' stamp!