Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Teacher Gifts

Since Ben is in Special Ed, there are several teachers, assistants and therapists to say "thank you" to at Christmas.  I settled on Chick-Fil-A gift cards, but I wanted to spruce up the packaging a bit.  My inspiration came from Dawn's Holiday Nugget Matchbox; however, I didn't need a box quite that big.  I wanted a box that would be large enough to cover up the gift card as well as hold 6 nuggets.  This is what the box looks like inside (sorry for the's a dreary day):

The candy is Hershey Nuggets with Almonds.  To cover them, just put a piece of tape on the short ends of a 1x3 strip of patterned paper and wrap them around the candy.  The gift card is adhered with a removable glue dot.

To make the cover, cut a piece of card stock 5-7/8" by 4-1/2".  With the 4-1/2" side against the top edge of your Scor-Pal or other scoring tool, score at 2-1/2" from either end.

To make the box, cut a piece of card stock 3-1/2"x5-1/2". Score each side at 3/4". Cut the flaps and then trim them at an angle as shown below:

Form the box by adhering the flaps to the side panel using a strong tape like Sticky Strip. Next, apply Sticky Strip tape to the bottom of the box and one of the long sides. You'll need to adhere it to the cover as shown in the following picture (side and bottom):

This box has more extra cardstock on the right-hand side than I would prefer; however, it's necessary because of the size of the gift card.

The box is held closed by the ribbon.  Tie it somewhat loosely so it can slide off.

Here are the other supplies I used:
  • Stamps:
    • Christmas Punch (Level 1 Hostess Set)
    • Patterned Pines (Level 1 Hostess Set-Mini....goes away Jan. 4th)
  • Paper:
    • Real Red Card Stock (102482)
      • Box:  3-1/2x5-1/2
      • Cover: 5-7/8x4-1/2
      • Scrap for Snowflake and Scallop Oval
    • Whisper White Card Stock for Large Oval (100730)
    • Soft Suede Card Stock 2-1/4x4-1/4 Layer (115318)
    • Christmas Cocoa Patterned Paper (116770-Mini...goes away Jan. 4th)
  • Ink:
    • Real Red Classic Stamp Pad (103133)
  • Accessories:
    • Jumbo Snowflake Punch (116628)
    • Large Oval Punch (107305)
    • Scallop Oval Punch (114889)
    • Ticket Corner Punch (107214)
    • Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon (115612)
    • Silver Brads (104336)
    • Paper Piercer & Mat Pack (116631 & 105826)
    • Sticky Strip (104294)

Have a great day!

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing! Perfect way to spruce up those gift cards I want to give! I am off to make some!