January 2014 – Miriam Thomas

Month: January 2014

Every year my kids like to give their classmate a little something before the end of the school year.  We’ve done Christmas cards in previous years but the sweet treats always seem to be more popular with young folk.    This year we ran out of time to hand stamp their little gifts so instead I used “My Digital Studio”  to save a little time.

I created the following “bag topper” using the simple-to-use program

My Project 34-001- reduced size for blog


I then had them printed off and stapled them to the top of the fabulous Stampin’ Up Cellophane bags.  These bags used to have a ‘seam’ on the back and I used to have to remind the kids to fill the bags so that the seam was on the back! Not anymore! No seams! Gosh even more reasons to love these versatile little bags (Check them out in my store)

This was the end product filled with some Christmas lollies

christmas lolly bags 2


……and of course we made sure there was enough for everyone in their classes

christmas lolly bags


I also wanted to decorate some of the “Decorative Window Gift Boxes”  and was thrilled to find that the lolly bag toppers I had created were the perfect fit for the clear window on the top of the kraft boxes.

kraft boxes 2


I filled them with chocolates and little candles and tied with a simple bow and they made cute little gifts for the Teachers and Education assistants.

kraft boxes

As part of the gifts for my children’s teachers, I decorated some tins of biscuits.  I loved the old style map on the tins.   I thought the biscuit tins would be great for storing pencils or other stationery supplies once the sweet treats were eaten.

teacher tins 1

I simply covered the existing tag on each tin with my own little tag.  The stamped greeting is from “Chalk Talk” (available through my online store- click on image)  I just love the matching framelits for this set!

chalk talk



teacher tins 3


The paper bows were so simple to make using my Gift Bow Bigz L Die and my bigshot

gift bow bigz L die

teacher tins 2

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