Saturday, August 22, 2009

A little back to school gift for myself; MTTC05

A special back to school gift for myself:

Lauren Meader has posted her newest Timeless Template Challenge. She has challenged everyone to make a gift using one of her templates with a back to school theme. Well since I am a teacher I thought I would make myself a gift for going back to school. I am hoping to get done a few templates to use on my desk this year using Filed with Flair and Perfect Match Box, but we are headed camping this weekend....and all the packing has been left up to me as my DH is working till 430pm. So instead I quickly put together an assessment folder using All Boxed Up. I always use cue cards to keep track of my anecdotal assessment notes. I thought why not put it into a cute little folder that also has sticky notes to use.

(Click on the photo for a better look)I teach Junior Kindergarten (4 year olds) and throughout each school term (there are 3) I will constantly make anecdotal comments and notes to be used later during report card time. To ensure all the comments are in one spot (my sticky notes use to end up all over the place) I started using cue cards. As you will notice I only used one pocket on the right hand side which houses my cue cards that are alphabetic and hole punched to fit a ring. On the left hand side are some sticky notes to use as well.

Stamps: SU Tart & Tangy; PTI Simple Alphabet; letter A
Ink: Black; SU Pink Passion
Paper: PTI True Black; PTI Raspberry Fizz; SU Whisper White
Accessories: Lauren Meader's My Timeless Template "All Boxed Up"; Circle Punch; Saddle Stich black ribbon (Micheal's); cue cards; ring; pen


  1. Oh Kat! THis is so cute! Now every time you write those treasured individual notes you can smile over the fact that they a cute little house to live in until you write up assessments. GReat idea!

  2. OMG...Kat!! I love that you made yourself a USEFUL back to school assessment folder! Not only is it totally adorable, the functionality is something that never would have occurred to me. I love your colors and the cute pattern on the front cover, the little "hook" you made for your matching pen, your cards...everything!

    If you follow through with making additional desk items using Lauren's templates, please let us know! I would love to see them and the completed ensemble :O)

    Thanks for playing along this weekend! You hit it out of the park :]

  3. Kat this is fantastic - what a great gift to yourself. I was a teacher for years before going into administration and I know just how useful this would be aND it's totally adorable. Great colors and fun project. Thanks for playing

  4. This is AMAZING!!! I love that you were able to make yourself something that will help you stay organized as you start a new school year. I think this is something that my teacher friends would really like. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Yeah! I love you made yourself something! YOU deserve it! I love this to pieces. Great colors. I always forget about this template! LOL! Thanks for the reminder!