Teacher gifts, do you ever have enough? We need so many in our family. Having an item ready at hand is fantastic at Valentine’s Day. And we want our teachers to feel loved, as they are such an important figure and support in our children’s lives. I’ve made this little pink house to hold candy treats for a beloved teacher. It’s not too fancy and kids could certainly be involved in decorating to their tastes.
Regular card stock works best for this project I have found. I used Pink Pirouette, Whisper White and Tip Top Taupe for this project. If you are assisting a child in this project, I suggest you allow them to choose color combos and be as much a part of the project as possible. There are a ton of dies to choose from using in Home Sweet Home Thinlits dies. Spooky houses, Gingerbread houses and bird houses are just the beginning. The house I have made today is basic and easy, made to demonstrate that you can really add to this idea and make it yours.
Measurements for this project are:
All Card stock is cut to fit into the die cutting machine. Pieces are assembled from die cuts so there are no specific measurements to be given.
To assemble the pieces, I used Tear and Tape. This works better than glue and will be much less mess than glue as well. For the candy opening, there is a small door/flap cut into the back of the house. It need only be large enough to allow two fingers to place the goodies inside and remove them. This is also where a child can be in control of the project. Choosing what the teacher would like inside is a great confidence builder and can be very rewarding 🙂
For a visual demonstration of this project, take a look at the video I made for this project.
Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items, at no additional cost to you, as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase 🙂
My oldest son, Trip, was working along side me while I filmed this video project. He chose to make a card for his grandmother as she is sad over the loss of a pet. He wanted to share his card with you all, just as Mommy shares her cards with all of her friends. Here is a photo of Trip’s card, which he put a lot of thought into. If watching the video tutorial, be sure to stay tuned through the end of the video, where I share him working on his project.
Using a stamp from your stash such as this, is a great way to make a project on the spot. Do you need more Valentine’s Day ideas? Stay tuned all week for more sweet heart cards with stamps from your stash paired with new products from the Occasions catalog. Let’s make it together!
YOUR Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
Trip is shown here, holding up his card he made with punches and die cuts. Be sure to catch him crafting at the end of the video.
Here is Nate on the left with Lilly, our 12 week old puppy, and Trip on the right.
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