Tuesday, May 19, 2009

What's in Your Jar? **MFT Hop Around the Block"

Hello and welcome to a special edition of the MFT Hop Around the Block - this month we are gonna change the way you gift!! If you haven't come here from Cindy's blog - then hop back over to Kim's blog and start the blog hop from there - I'll see you when you get back!! ;) So how are we changing the way you gift?? Well - MFT is releasing 2 new label stamp sets that are awesome for creating one of a kind handmade gifts!! One is a Teacher set (which I have used in my project) and there is also a Time for the Bubbly label set being released as well. MFT is also releasing some REALLY cool jars that can be used the new label sets - the labels were made to fit perfectly onto these jars!! So what did I fill my jar with?? I made a candy jar for my DS's teachers - but with a twist - the candy inside has been incorporated into a special message for my son's teacher - here is what the inside of the card says...

Dear Mrs. Henderson,
I can’t believe it’s the end of another school year already! I remember how nervous Andrew was about starting first grade – he thought he was going to have (MOUNDS) of homework and was nervous that his new teacher might think he was an (AIRHEAD). When he found out he had you for a teacher – he thought his eyes were playing (TWIX) on him – he was very excited to be getting a fabulous teacher like you!! And it turns out you were a (LIFESAVER) as Andrew has turned into quite the Honor (ROLO) student! I had (STARBURST) in my eyes while reading his progress reports!

So, as our thanks to you, we are going to go to Mr. Land and ask him to give you a big bonus of (100 GRAND) for being such a great teacher! Have an (EXTRA) fun summer and here are a few (HUGS & KISSES) for you to enjoy (NOW AND LATER)!

Love,
Andrew and Candice Lighty

So all of the candy that is in bold in the message I put in the card is included in the jar - how fun, huh?? We had such a fun time picking out all the candy we could include in the note! Here's a close-up of the jar - notice how I put a strip of DP inside the jar - it's a 2 inch wide strip of the new Stephanie Fizer School digi papers that are being released with the label sets as well - I just LOVE how everything works together!! The new digi papers are AWESOME!!! The chalk board is from the new school label set - I stamped my chalkboard on black paper and then embossed it with silver EP - my sentiment on the chalkboard was stamped and embossed with white EP. The books and the ruler images are from the set as well - I colored them with Copics and then cut them out and adhered them to the chalkboard label.
This was such a fun gift to put together and very thrift-y gift-y as well!! We went thru a lot of the candy we had at home to find candy that would work in our message - and with a pak of the jars, paper and label sets being released by MFT - think of all the teacher gifts you could put together quickly as we are fast approaching the end of the year!! I hope you've enjoyed this stop on the hop - you're next stop is the very talented Natalie - I know she has something amazing to share with you!! Enjoy!!

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34 comments:

hobbydiva said...

Looove it! I knew I shoulda bought that Baack To School set before it retired! It would go perfect with this set!!!

StampOwl said...

love it Candice

Carolyn King said...

Totally adorable!!! LOVE the idea, note and execution! Fabulous project!

Christina Fischer said...

Too stinkin' clever, Candice! Fantastic!! :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Super job Candice.

Kate said...

Perfect teacher gift set!

Shannon said...

This is so clever!!!!

Tami said...

as a teacher- I LOVE this!

Michele Boyer said...

Love the card and jar but LOVE the note even MORE!!! Very clever!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

So awesome -- love that note; definitely going to have to CASE that!!!

Amy Sheffer said...

Incredible! Love the candy-themed note! So perfect!

Kelli said...

Candice you always totally amaze me, i love the note with all that candy!!! LOL Great job and the paper inside is a neat idea too!!!

Carolina said...

Such a stunning set - the jar is just so creative and love the matching card!

raduse said...

Oh how freakin cool! I love it.

JessicaK said...

Oh wow, what an excellent gift. Fantastic. I love the letter the most!

Susan (susiestampalot) said...

so fun, candice!! i need a survival kit and i'm not even a teacher!

Melody said...

Such a creative and well put together project.

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Oh Candice you are brilliant! I love this! I worked in day card for many years and also at prek. I would have loved to receive a gift like this. Mrs. Henderson will be blown away!

Joycelyn Turner said...

Holy Moly, Candice!!! That letter is just so stinkin' smart...clever, clever gal!!! This ROCKS!!!!

scraphag said...

grea all-around---and I like that you threw in some pink hard candies.....just makes it perfect....who can't be tempted by pink (and of course some chocolate)

Tracey said...

What a fabulous idea! A great gift for a teacher!

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

This is just adorable! The lucky teacher will just LOVE it!!!

Carrol said...

How clever. I love how you used the candy names in the letter.

Joyce said...

Such a great teacher's gift. Cute.

Lynn said...

This is so awesome. I stamp with a group of teacher and they said chocolate was always a great gift for teachers gift.

Anonymous said...

Great gift for a teacher. I will put this idea in my archives for when I need a teacher gift.

Thanks for sharing.

Carol F

dougnat said...

Your so creative! love your jar of goodies!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Candice, this is just ADORABLE!!! YOu rock it Sista!

Lady Liberty said...

What a great gift. tfs
Gloria

Lisa said...

what a great end off the year teacher gift

Erika M. said...

What a cool gift - I wish I had thought of these types of gifts when my daughter was in elementary school!

The Crazy Life of a Navy Wife said...

LOOOVE THIS!!!! I am a teacher and would totally love to get this at the end of the year! Adorable and crafty!

Anonymous said...

fabulous! great for yummy candies!

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Jessie/knightrone said...

I swear you are just the cutest thing ever!! What an adorable idea and I LOVE the letter!! You are amazing!!