Friday, December 11, 2009

Frugal Fridays: $1.00 file today only and a great teacher's gift idea

HEllo everyone,
Merry Christmas! I hope you are enjoying the holidays festivities. Only 13 days before Christmas. R U ready? I certainly am not...hope to get some shopping done today and get a tree this weekend.

Today only I have my Christmas parade file on sale for only $1.00. This price will disappear today at midnight CST so hurry and get it before that magical price vanishes. Don't forget this file has many other uses too. You could use the mittens on a snowy day page or winter greetings card, the carrot nose would work for carrots for reindeer or the Easter Bunny. The cloud can be use for rainy day layouts, or greeting cards. You could cut the cloud in green and it magically becomes a bush. Click on the preview below to see it in my store.

I'd also like to share with you how Helen used my birds of a feather file. She has magical powers! LOL! She turned the plain bird into a cardinal...making it perfect for Xmas. You can see she used it on a gift box and Christmas card. I just love that little birdie!

If you'd like to purchase my birds of a feather file. Click on the preview below to purchase it at a wonderful sale price of $1.5o. This price will be in effect the whole month of December.

Okay now to show you the teacher's gift. My son's student teacher had her last day recently at school so they had a going away party for her. I needed a quick gift...I could have done a slightly better job on the coloring and with the sentiment but once again I was headed out the door right after finishing this. It does go quick..coloring is the hardest part especially when you don't know what you are doing and the color keeps bleeding! It uses my notepad with cover file, the scallop circle is from my hummingbird card, and the girl and apples are a stamp called Sugar Plum: Apple Emma from C. C. Designs. You can buy the stamp at the Paperthreads store here.

The gift bag is very simple to make..just take a brown lunch bag fold the top over and punch two holes in to insert your ribbon through. add the scallop circle with a pop dot below where you bow will be. The paper clip is simple too just two scallop circles adhered back to back with pop dots with the paper clip in between. For more durability you can use silicone to attach the paper clip...I just didn't have time to let the silicone dry. I added a pen holder to the front of my note pad by cutting a rectangle strip of paper and attaching it with brads. If you would like to purchase the note pad holder (it was a previous frugal friday special so you may already have it!) or the scallop circle click on the previews below to see the items in the store.

Okay my daughter is wanting lunch. So I've got to go. Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend!


Sue aka barracudasue said...

What a fabulous idea for a teacher's gift! You're SO smart and creative!

SO many ideas for the Christmas Parade design! WOW, your brain must be on overdrive! LOL

Caroline said...

I needed a scalloped circle the other day, thanks for reminding me about your Hummingbird card!
Great Teacher's gift idea.

Carol's Crafts said...

Great Teacher's gift.Something quick and easy

Brett said...

You did a great job with the gift. I know she loved it.