Thursday, June 17, 2010

Teachers Pet ;)

You would have to agree if you were a teacher and received one of the following gifts you would have a new teachers pet - lol
I made the following mini album using 5 Journaling tags from Elle's Studio - love there stuff it's lush and these Journaling tags come in bright,sweets,boys and gals colours and therefore it would be easy to recreate this cute little mini for anyone or any theme :) this one was actually made for my friend who is having twins and she has a little gal already, it's small enough (4x4)for her to keep in her bag and has room for individual pics of the bub's and also a family pic :)
It's easy peasy to make simply cut a 12x12 piece of cardstock 4inches wide and then score at 4 and 8 inches across so you have three panels.
Then choose your journal tag and cut out centre panel(the bit you would normally write on), then use DST to adhere this to a transparency sheet to form your photo "window", make sure you place your DST flush with the edge of the journaling tag edge, I backed mine with dotted swiss bazill and then adhered this to the centre of each of each of the marked panels.

I then stuck some cute word stickers on the top of each frame, folded in the panels and wrapped a ribbon around the outside so it can stay tied together - I stuck another journal tag on the front and tied some string and a button for decoration, added more word stickers and there you have it. A cute as mini album which makes a perfect present for someone having a bub, a brag book for a new grandma or a gift for your little ones teacher at the end of the year:)

Whilst I was on a role I started making these for my boys child care teachers for the end of the year.... once again I basically did the same as above but this time cut the panels and added my own flowers - the one on the right I made from fabric and cardstock as well as some prima packaging :)

Cut out the centre of your journal tag, adhere to transperancy ,mat on some cardstock and then the final step to transform it into a cute little gift is adding a funky little embellishment or some word stickers etc and magnet to the back and you have a cute little fridge magnet.

You could easily change it up a bit with different colours and embies especially if there are some male teachers, didn't take too long to make once I had all my supplies ready and they are super cute....
I am going to have a giveaway.... recreate and make your own journal tag fridge frame and I will pick one winner at random for a cute RAK including a pack of Elle's Studio Journal tags - who wants to join in the fun??? I will leave it open til the end of the month and draw a winner at random just link back here so I can check out your creations.
thanks for dropping by


  1. If I was a teacher I would definalty love that :) Thanks for sharing Hun xx

  2. Just gorgeous Mel, teachers are definitely going to love it!

  3. What a fantastic idea Mel. These are just gorgeous.

  4. thanks for all the lovely comments gals - have been having so much fun with these :)