Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Teacher Gift Ensemble - Trimcraft Papers

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
     Each year I promise myself that I will create very simple gifts for teachers at my grandson's homeschool academy.  I think I was successful in doing that this year. 
     I am even more proud of myself for finally using a First Edition paper collection "Sweet Owl" that I have been holding on to since 2011.  With the completion of these end of the year projects, I painlessly achieved my goal of stash reduction in 2019.  It has been fairly easy "not spending" money on crafts and I plan to continue to limit my spending in 2020.  Using a stash can force creativity and take one into unexpected directions. 
My photography does not do justice to this beautiful "glittered" paper. Not only are these papers beautifully embossed and glittered, but they also come with companion "flat" papers.  Each premium pack contains thirty-two 6x6 inch double-sided sheets in eight designs, sixteen 6x6 inch single-sided spot UV sheets in four designs, eight 6x6 inch foil design sheets and eight 6x6 inch glitter effect design sheets in two designs (four of each design). 
This shot gives a better picture of the wonderful details in this DSP.

 I was so happy with the outcome of my tag and hidden paper clip bookmarker (using scrap gold cardstock.)  I also used scraps to cut the sentiments.
 I included an extra note pad and mini pencil in each bag!



  1. How beautiful! How on earth did you think these up. The papers really set off each item.
    Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thanks, Christine! I found some really good tutorials on YouTube!

  2. Fabulous teacher gifts and Congrats on your stash reduction, I"m still working on mine, some papers are so hard to part with lol, hugs, Lori m

    1. Thanks, Lori! I always tell myself that as soon I I use the paper, some special event will come up and I will wish I had held on to my stash!

  3. Wow, Chana! Amazing gift ensemble! Professional, so well made and so useful. Kudos to you for using that 2011 paper. Lately I've been working on 2007-2009 Basic Grey and Junkitz, that looks in style today! I guess if one keeps it long enough...xox

    1. Thanks, Aimeslee! I have tons of Basic Grey everything. Wish they were still making brads and 6"x6" pads!


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