Friday, August 12, 2011

back to school blog hop day 2

Hi friends,
Thanks for stopping by again today for our second day of our back to school blog hop.

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If you came from April's blog you are in the right place. If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop please go to Rebekah she is the wonderful host of our hop at

Today I have some quick and easy teacher's gifts to share with you. I love giving homemade gifts to teachers and being able to show my appreciation for all they do. After all what would school be like without them?

I decided to make 3 small gifts out of the new Sweet & sour soup line by Jillibean Soup.

First up is a canvas that can be used as a picture frame.

I just fussy cut some shapes from the collection and used a postage edge border punch, then inked the edges.

Next, I made 2 mini clipboards.

These were also so fun and easy to make. I trimmed a stack of graph paper and slipped it into the clipboard, so that it can be used for journaling notes. I also embellished with some more shapes that I handcut from the collection, and then finished by tying on some twine.

Here is a shot of all 3:

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to come by again tomorrow for more fun school themed projects and prizes. Leave me a comment today, and I will enter you in a drawing for a set of paper whimsies from Sassafras lass:

The annual classics collection. There are 24 pieces in this set.


a set of 2 lemon yellow vintage broochs (also from Sassafrass)

Be sure to check out these crafty girls next for more inspiration and a chance to win more prizes.

okay, go......

Blog Hop line up:

~ you are here ~ Gina
next ~ Rebekah
~ Doreen
~ Nicolette
~ Amanda
~ Melissa
~ April

Next stop on the hop is Rebekah, so stop by her blog to see what wonderful project she has to share with you.

Jillibean soup: sour salt paper, shredded cabbage paper, crushed tomatoes paper from Sweet & Sour soup collection; Fresh apple slices paper from Apple cheddar soup collection
twine from Divine Twine
ink: chestnut roan (Colorbox)
foam squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)
postage stamp border punch (Fiskars)
other: graph paper


  1. Super cute canvas and clipboards, Gina! ADORABLE stuff!!

  2. I just love the canvas frame! Your altered clipboards are darling! I'm a new follower. :)

  3. Oh my... just adorable!
    Love these mini clip boards :]
    Fantastic idea, love it.
    Happy Friday.

  4. LOVE your creations! Where did you get mini clip boards? I haven't seen them! I love working with canvas and you did a WONDERFUL job! TFS! I can't wait to see what you have for us tomorrow!

  5. great works Gina~love the mini clip boards!!!

  6. thanks everyone, the mini clipboards are from Oriental trading company.

  7. Great projects! I love altered clipboards! TFS!!


  8. What a lucky teacher to have your kids in their class! Beautiful projects!!
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  9. wow i just love these little clipboards! sooo cute!

  10. These are sooooooooooooo FUN!! I am LOVING those clipboards! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

  11. These ideas are adorable, loving the clipboards, wish one of my mum's would make me some, gorgeous x

  12. Dang girl you are on a roll!! Love it all!