Wednesday, May 16, 2012

We {heart} Teachers!

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I can't believe it is May and the end to another year of school for my boys. Time is just so weird! In some ways, it feels like I have been a mama for 50 years. And in other ways it feels like 50 days. I love seeing my boys learn and grow and they have been so lucky to have amazing teachers so far!



Here is my little guy with his preschool teacher (who happens to be my next door neighbor and close friend! Even better, no driving to school!) They had their Circus Preschool Program yesterday and my guy was the announcer. That's why he is in a suit in 80 degree weather :) His teacher is amazing and is the reason why my boys are such great readers. She is patient and kind and her preschoolers adore her. 


I always like to end the school year with a big "THANK YOU" since our teachers put in so much time and work into sometimes a thankless job. I always want my boys to appreciate their teachers and make sure they show them! 

This year, I grabbed 2 of the reusable cups that you see EVERYWHERE!! They are awesome! Keep your drinks cold and are super cute too :) I used the 180 Stack Spring Fling & Summer Days. If you haven't picked this stack up, you really need to! It's one of the best all around great 180's in my opinion. I have been using it a ton lately and the prints are adorable!

For the inside of the mug, I cut strips of paper and used the open edge of my scissors to curl the paper. I put a gift card to our local drink place inside so the teachers can fill up their cup with their favorite summer drink! Cherry limeade, anyone? 


I made a rosette using 2 pieces of 1.25 inch x 12 inch paper and i scored them every 1/2 inch. Put them together and added a punch of Glitzy Glitter paper to the front. The stack has a fun sheet of paper with all of the words and phrases so I cut the "Sunshine" and "Chillin'" phrases from that and added a few more alphabet stickers. Finished it off with some ribbon and that was it!

I think both teachers will love their cute drinks! I have also seen this done where you fill the cup with the little packets of Crystal Light. That is also a good idea :) As much as I hate the school year coming to an end and "time marching on", I gotta say BRING ON SUMMER!!!

Have a great day! See you back here on Friday!





81 comments:

  1. This is so awesome! I am totally stealing this idea for my kids' teachers!

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  2. What a fun project and great for anyone!

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  3. So cute - I love this idea! My kids still have 6 weeks left until the end of the school year, but I know that time will pass all too quickly!

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  4. What a great idea! And I love the paper. gonna have to add that to my collection. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. very cheerful
    n the boy cheers me up more
    :)

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  6. So perfect and what a clever idea! Happy and cheerful :)
    I do believe that this particular paper stack is the best one to date! I am loving it :)
    -Molly

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  7. Very cute! We still have a full month of school so I have some time to figure something out!

    ~Tracy

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  8. I love this idea. I think my sons teachers could use and enjoy these!

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  9. I was just looking for some cute gift ideas for a brunch tomorrow. This is it!

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  10. Such a fun, festive present and I love the ribbon!

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  11. Great idea! Very cute! I'm sure the teachers will love their gifts.

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  12. Oh my goodness! What an adorable teacher gift! And personally, I am a strawberry limeade fan :) I can't get enough of that drink!

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  13. Those cups are absolutely adorable! What a fantastic idea with the perfect papers!

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  14. Love it! Looks great!!! I may have to use this idea!

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  15. Lucky teachers! These look fun and useful!

    Carla from Utah

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  16. Such a darling idea. I also want to thank DCWV for your annual warehouse sale-- I picked up a bunch of fun paper collections and some beads and charms. You make scrapbooking so much fun thank you!

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  17. Awesome!!Great Idea!TFS
    http://Craftingwithcreativem.blogspot.com
    mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

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  18. This is such a cute idea! I love that paper stack!

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  19. fantastic idea. I loved these colors

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  20. Such a fun idea, thanks for the inspiration!! I was still trying to decide what to do for my son's teacher and this is perfect!!

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  21. I love those cups, such a great idea for summer break. I really like how you decorated them with the Spring Stack, so cute!!!

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  22. This is such a great idea. I love your decorations on the cups. What an awesome gift!

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  23. Super-cute gift idea! I love the curled paper inside and the rosette on top. TFS!

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  24. Great teachers' gifts! Cute!

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  25. What a cute idea! They look so fun and ready for summer!

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  26. What a great, colourful idea. As a teacher I sincerely appreciate your kind words and your intention to raise your children to respect and value their teachers.

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  27. Cute project.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  28. love the rosette, so pretty! What a fun project too!

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  29. That is so neat!! Much nicer than a simple card with a gift inside...

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  30. I have to agree - a great teacher gift! thanks for sharing with us!

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  31. Such a GREAT idea I love it! PS your son looks so happy he is cute.

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  32. Great gifts! The embellishments are very bright and cheery! I guess I better start getting my teacher gifts ready before its too late....Im glad I picked up a couple of these mugs the other day...what were the odds! lol

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  33. This is so adorable!! I love DCWV papers, they are absolutely amazing!

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  34. what a wonderful gift! i love your idea and embellishments are great.

    ~luanne

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  35. Shared this on twiiter
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    ~luanne Pang

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  36. Shared on facebook
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  37. Shared on pinterest
    http://pinterest.com/pin/11962755230590171/

    ~luanne pang

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  38. Having taught in the public school system for years, I know how little recognition teachers usually receive. How sweet of you to go so far to let them know you appreciate them so much! Teacher's live for the little moments like that!

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  39. Your sons are so adorable!! Anyway, loved your idea and this stack is so bright and fun-a must have for summer photos! Love the ribbon and rosettes!! Great thank you gifts all will love!

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  40. What a GREAT idea ... your children's teachers are so lucky!
    kosec@sbcglobal.net

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  41. Very cute little guy! Why does his teacher look familiar? Love the cups. Lucky teachers. TFS Hugs, Jess

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  42. It always seems that school comes to an end so precipitously!!! But yay for summer! I am sure that the teachers are going to love those cute prezzies!

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  43. He is so handsome, i love the ribbon and paper.

    Thanks
    StefanieH

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  44. i shared on twitter :)

    StefanieH

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  45. How wonderful having school next door. Your son is adorable. Love you presents.

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  46. Wow, that is a great idea! Love them!!

    Leslie

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  47. What a clever idea! I always knock my self out making teacher gifts. Time to go a little easier on myself!

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  48. Oh, Erin, these are soooo very cute!! I love them and they are really colorful!! Great job!!

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  49. Teachers always appreciate such thoughtful gifts! I love the rosette you made! Looks great!

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  50. Oh those are wonderful and I can see so many other uses for them to! I am going to check your supply list, pick up what I need and then go to my room from http://roomstogrowusa.web12.hubspot.com/hobbyrooom/ and see how many different ways I can create them!

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  51. What a great idea and gift.
    motherloves3 at hotmail dot com

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  52. Our teacher do some much for us, this is a wonderful way to say thank you for all the hard work they do for us. I'm always trying to find something new to give to my children's teacher. Just to let them know how special they are. Those are perfect ideas.

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  53. Great project idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  54. Great project idea.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

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  55. Great way to present a gift card! I'm sure they'll love them.

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  56. Thanks for sharing the wonderful gift idea. They are so cute!!!

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  57. What a great idea and I love this stack--my favorite right now!!

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  58. PERFECT! PRETTY! PRACTICAL! Your son is way past cute!
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S.

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  59. Surely a fun and colorful project.

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  60. Those are so fun! I love the glitter paper you used for the circles

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  61. What a fabulous idea!!! TFS

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  62. I am so using this idea. Wonder if i can fit a gift Card in there?

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  63. So very clever! The rosette's look great!

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  64. What an absolutely cool idea! I love it!

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  65. As a teacher myself I know how much I appreciate words of encouragement for the time and investment I make in my students. It makes me know I'm making a difference.

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  66. Wish I had this idea earlier as it would have been great for my grson's pre school grad but I will save it for next year!
    Thanks for the always helpful ideas Erin

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  67. Very cute gift idea--I like the rosettes.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  68. What a great idea for teachers gifts, I'm sure all teachers would love this

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