Teacher Valentine Baskets

The other night I was a bit worried over what to do for my son's teachers. They do such a great job and I wanted to make something unique and special for them. Mind you this is at 9:30 pm the night before his Valentine's Party. I had loved the basket idea that Erin had made and I really wanted to try the sewing of the ribbon, but decided there just wasn't enough time, although she assured me it's super quick and easy. Despite that, they really were extremely fast to make. The most time consuming was the Scallop Trim Border around the edges. Here's how they turned out.

I'm not going to give step by step details on the assembly of this project because Erin has great instructions on her post, but I will share the decorative aspects. (IMPORTANT: The big thing I will mention is that I used a 12" x 12" piece of textured card stock and had to make my score marks every 4".) I started by running the Scallop Trim Border along all four sides of the Pretty In Pink and Regal Rose card stock. Three of the sides were decorated with a piece of Tempting Turquoise card stock and last years Valentine Designer Series Paper. I cut them in squares and then rounded the corners to soften them a bit. These were adhered with SNAIL Adhesive. Some Chocolate Chip Grosgrain brought the project together, literally *wink*.

Each "pocket" held a different treat. I baked Chocolate Chip cookies and wrapped them to place in two of the pockets. Hershey Hugs and Kisses filled another. And the final pocket was filled with Strawberry Whoppers.

For the front panel I stamped the heart image from the Sweetheart Clear Mount set onto Whisper White card stock in Regal Rose ink. Then I matted it onto a piece of Tempting Turquoise card stock and matted that onto a piece of Close to Cocoa card stock that I had ran the Scallop Trim Border around. I then punched a heart out of Pretty In Pink card stock with the Full Heart Punch. This punch coordinates perfectly with the Sweetheart stamp set. A No Brainer. I really love how Stampin' Up! is making more sets that fit perfectly with their punches. So versatile! The heart is popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Before I punched the heart out I stamped it with this phrase from the Simply Said set in Chocolate Chip ink. I thought it was perfect given the occasion and the sentiment I wanted to convey to these amazing women. (HINT: When using a punch and stamp like this, always stamp the image first and then punch it out with the punch upside down so that you can center the image perfectly.)

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Paper: Pretty In Pink Textured card stock {108695}, Regal Rose textured card stock {105130}, Whisper White card stock {100730}, Tempting Turquoise card stock {102067}, Close to Cocoa card stock {101341}
Stamps: Sweetheart Clear Mount {120780}, Simply Said {115066}
Ink: Regal Rose {105211}, Chocolate Chip {100908}
Tools: Scallop Trim Border {118402}, Paper Cutter {104152}, Bone Folder {102300}, SNAIL Adhesive {104332}, 3/16" Corner Rounder Punch {109047}, Stampin' Dimensionals {104430}
Embellishments: Close to Cocoa Grosgrain Ribbon {109035}

1 comment:

stampinbygenny said...

I love your baskets!! So cute. I like how you put a note on the front of the basket. I also helped my friend make these same baskets with the scallop trim punch for her daughters teachers. Great gift idea for any occasion.