Teachers Empower Us Gift Set

Here is the class I taught today at Arnolds Scrapbooking store.  I had a small class of really lovely ladies to teach today and hopefully I did a good job. Marlene may try to make one of these mini concertina file folders again (fingers crossed I haven't turned her off them for life). I enjoyed teaching this class as all the ladies were warm friendly people which really helps when you're teaching a class. I used to teach people to drive and we held classes on various related topics like maintenance etc, then before that I taught people to sail but this is by far my favourite teaching post!

I sanded the edges of all the elements and used a dauber to sponge ink (Tim Holz Distress Ink Walnut) onto the edges of all the elements to give a more aged appearance . It is up to you if you’d also like to ink the edges or if you would like to leave your items uninked.


 



Thank You Card

  1. 1. Ink all the edges of your elements.
  2. 2. Sew the straight line and the scalloped edge pre-pierced pattern in white floss.
  3. 3. Adhere the beige cardstock to the page
  4. 4. Adhere the Shield diecut shape to the page
  5. 5. Adhere the Thank You tag to the page using pop dots to add dimension.
Outside Cover:
1. Ink the edges of all the elements.
2. Stamp the tag with “just a note”
3. Sew the scalloped edge and straight patterns in red floss on the vintage patterned paper which is a lline drawing of a school playground.
4. Adhere the green paper across the front and back cover centering the green paper a little more towards the front cover than the back.
5. Attach the blue red green and red patterned paper. To the upper third of the two covers with it overlapping the green paper a little more towards the back cover.
6. Attach the paper with the hand sewn elements you just did.
7. Add some floss to the tag and tie a bow and then attach the tag.
8. Add the three apples die cut to the top right side of the front cover.
9. Take the long thin strip of cardboard and cover in the green blue and yellow patterned paper of rulers. Then add the other apples scalloped edge diecut as shown in the picture.
10. Attach this strip firmly to the back cover and then attach a Velcro opening to the other end and place it’s matching Velcro piece on the front cover to act as a the opening and closing device of the wallet.
Inside Cover:  
1. Take the two pre cut triangles of patterned paper (green blue and yellow ruler patterned paper) and adhere them to the inside of each side of the cover to act as pockets to hold the writing paper and envelopes.
Writing Set:   
1. Stamp the paper and envelopes with the “just a note…” stamp.
2. Place the writing paper on one side and the envelopes on the other side of the wallet.
Outside Cover:
1. Ink the edges of all the elements.
2. Stamp the tag with “just a note”
3. Sew the scalloped edge and straight patterns in red floss on the vintage patterned paper which is a lline drawing of a school playground.
4. Adhere the green paper across the front and back cover centering the green paper a little more towards the front cover than the back.
5. Attach the blue red green and red patterned paper. To the upper third of the two covers with it overlapping the green paper a little more towards the back cover.
6. Attach the paper with the hand sewn elements you just did.
7. Add some floss to the tag and tie a bow and then attach the tag.
8. Add the three apples die cut to the top right side of the front cover.
9. Take the long thin strip of cardboard and cover in the green blue and yellow patterned paper of rulers. Then add the other apples scalloped edge diecut as shown in the picture.
10. Attach this strip firmly to the back cover and then attach a Velcro opening to the other end and place it’s matching Velcro piece on the front cover to act as a the opening and closing device of the wallet.
Inside Cover:  
1. Take the two pre cut triangles of patterned paper (green blue and yellow ruler patterned paper) and adhere them to the inside of each side of the cover to act as pockets to hold the writing paper and envelopes.
Writing Set:   
1. Stamp the paper and envelopes with the “just a note…” stamp.
2. Place the writing paper on one side and the envelopes on the other side of the wallet.


Just a Note Writing Set Wallet.

Inside Cover:  
1. Take the two pre cut triangles of patterned paper (green blue and yellow ruler patterned paper) and adhere them to the inside of each side of the cover to act as pockets to hold the writing paper and envelopes.
Writing Set:   
1. Stamp the paper and envelopes with the “just a note…” stamp.
2. Place the writing paper on one side and the envelopes on the other side of the wallet.

Inside Cover:

  1. Take the two pre cut triangles of patterned paper (green blue and yellow ruler patterned paper) and adhere them to the inside of each side of the cover to act as pockets to hold the writing paper and envelopes.

 
Writing Set:

  1. Stamp the paper and envelopes with the “just a note…” stamp.
  2. Place the writing paper on one side and the envelopes on the other side of the wallet.

 
Outside Cover:

  1. Ink the edges of all the elements.
  2. Stamp the tag with “just a note”
  3. Sew the scalloped edge and straight patterns in red floss on the vintage patterned paper which is a lline drawing of a school playground.
  4. Adhere the green paper across the front and back cover centering the green paper a little more towards the front cover than the back.
  5. Attach the blue red green and red patterned paper. To the upper third of the two covers with it overlapping the green paper a little more towards the back cover.
  6. Attach the paper with the hand sewn elements you just did.
  7. Add some floss to the tag and tie a bow and then attach the tag.
  8. Add the three apples die cut to the top right side of the front cover.
  9. Take the long thin strip of cardboard and cover in the green blue and yellow patterned paper of rulers. Then add the other apples scalloped edge diecut as shown in the picture.
  10. Attach this strip firmly to the back cover and then attach a Velcro opening to the other end and place it’s matching Velcro piece on the front cover to act as a the opening and closing device of the wallet.
Notebook and Pencil Set

 
Front Cover:

Adhere the piece of paper that says “The Schoolyard” to the centre of the front cover.
Next adhere the strip of green “alphabet” patterned paper to the bottom of cover.
Take the diecut “AaBbCcAaBbCc” and place it centred over the green strip of patterned paper.
Take the shield diecut and adhere it to the cover.

 
Inside:

Stick the notebook down with a really strong adhesive.
Place a piece of Velcro on the pencil and it’s matching piece onto the page beside the notebook so the pencil will stick to the page next to the notebook.

"Teachers Empower Us" Fridge Magnet
  1. Ink the edges of the canvas
  2. Attach the yellow and orange patterned paper to the canvas.
  3. Attach the vintage schoolyard drawing patterned paper to the left side of the canvas allowing a little of the orange and yellow paper to still show through
  4. Attach the two scalloped edge die cuts to the canvas. The small three loop to the top left hand side running vertically and the other running horizontally right along the bottom edge of the canvas.
  5. Attach the flower patterned paper in blue, green, yellow red and orange to the right hand side of the page.
  6. Attach the green alphabet patterned paper across the middle of the page.
  7. Attach a strip of the green blue and yellow ruler patterned paper down the left side of the page.
  8. Attach the Alphabet diecut “AaBbCcAaBbCcAa” to the middle of the page below the green alphabet patterned paper.
  9. Using pop dots attach the “Empower Us” stamped heading to the lower right corner of the canvas.
  10. Using Pop dots attach the “Teachers” stamped heading to the centre of the top of the canvas.

Mini Concertina File Folder
 
 Inside Tabs:

  1. Cut the pre drawn tabs from the blue cardstock and put to one side.
  2. When the folder is finished you will glue these to the top of each page with one tab on each side of the page and joined at the circle part of the tab with the rectangular part of the tab attached to the page.

Front Cover:

  1.  Take the blue green and yellow rulers patterned papers and adhere to the page so that when you add the floral patterned paper it appears as though the green yellow and blue rulers patterned paper runs the full length of the front cover.
  2. Attach the diecut with the ruler running down the left side of the ruled page.
  3. Attach the “school” diecut to the top left hand edge of the cover.

  


The Folder:

  1. Take the pre scored piece of blue card stock and fold it back and forth along the score lines in a fan motion.
  2. When finished cut in half along the line.
  3. Line up the concertina’s so they are the same with the slightly longer piece at the back.Take the pre-cut yellow cardstock and begin adhering them to the edges of the concertina’s one at a time.  Leave the last piece free as this will attach to the back cover and then attach your yellow pieces of cardstock to the blue concertina's on each side. And making sure that if you attach the first yellow cardstock to the first ‘valley’ of the blue concertina that you do the same on the other side.
  4. Continue sticking the yellow cardstock to the blue concertina pieces until there are no more yellow pieces left.
  5. Stand the concertina fans with the yellow cardstock "pages" attached on the desk.  Stick that slightly longer concertina piece to the inside of the back cover. Do the same with the other concertina piece so you have one on each side of the inside of the back cover.(Centre your two blue concertina cardstock fans over the covers).
  6. Attach the front cover to the last piece of the concertina’s.
  7. Take the long piece of blue card stock and feed it under all of those yellow pieces of cardstock and adhere to the inside of the front cover and the inside of the back cover to form the floor of your folder.
  8. Take your tabs and attach them to the yellow cardstock to form the top “index” of your folder. The first pocket of the folder gets the diecut tab. Then stick a blue tab to the back of that tab. Continue adding tabs staggered slightly along the top of the pages to make them easy to read. Keep adding tabs to each folder section until none remain, sticking one to the back of each one as you go. This gives a neater appearance and more strength to the tab..

The Scrapmiser Tips:

I can't imagine anything I could of done to make this project any cheaper? Maybe use chipboard to replace the canvas? I really costed this project to within an inch of its life! LOL I saved by using thick cardboard to make the covers of the notebook and writting set. I covered everything with brown paper then filed the edges to remove any excess paper then inked all the edges to give an aged appearance. You can't get much cheaper than brown paper... LOL.... also though I thought it went with the theme. Remember when we used to cover our school books in brown paper? Before the advent of contact of course! Don't rule anything out as a scrapbooking supply. I notice a trend for the raw chipboard sort of look called Kraft which is very similar to brown paper so perhaps you could use my brown paper over cardstock to replace Kraft in your projects.

 

Outside Cover:
1. Ink the edges of all the elements.
2. Stamp the tag with “just a note”
3. Sew the scalloped edge and straight patterns in red floss on the vintage patterned paper which is a lline drawing of a school playground.
4. Adhere the green paper across the front and back cover centering the green paper a little more towards the front cover than the back.
5. Attach the blue red green and red patterned paper. To the upper third of the two covers with it overlapping the green paper a little more towards the back cover.
6. Attach the paper with the hand sewn elements you just did.
7. Add some floss to the tag and tie a bow and then attach the tag.
8. Add the three apples die cut to the top right side of the front cover.
9. Take the long thin strip of cardboard and cover in the green blue and yellow patterned paper of rulers. Then add the other apples scalloped edge diecut as shown in the picture.
10. Attach this strip firmly to the back cover and then attach a Velcro opening to the other end and place it’s matching Velcro piece on the front cover to act as a the opening and closing device of the wallet.

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