Teachers play a very important role in the lives of our children, so giving them sweet little gifts to let them know how appreciated they are is a great thing to do! That being said, we're bringing you a few new products today, to make your gift-giving just a bit easier!
Every May, we celebrate our teachers and the time, dedication, and talent they invest in our kids. So spring not only means flowers and renewal, but teacher appreciation too! Why not combine the two themes into some sweet, garden themed paper crafted goodness for your favorite teacher? Several carefully cultivated sentiments bring the two themes together and rustically designed elements finish them off nicely. Pair a project created with the Seeds of Knowledge stamp set with a bouquet of pencils created with the Pint Size Wrap Die and Pencil Bloom Dies for a sweet and useful gift. Several frame and floral elements can also be used with other sets for even more possibilities.
- Seeds of Knowledge will be available for purchase on April 15th.
- It will retail for $24.
- Seeds of Knowledge contains a total of 30 images. The large door measures 1" x 2". The "seeds of knowledge seal" measures 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" and fits nicely on the small Limitless Layer Circle Dies. The sunburst element measures just shy of 2-1/2" x 2-1/2". The large watering can measures approximately 1-1/2" x 1". The "Every child is a different..." sentiment measures approximately 2-3/8" x 1". The large flower measures approximately 1" x 7/8" assembled.
- A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $11. This collection includes a total of 13 wired dies.
These clever pencil blooms can be cut from felt or paper and layered onto pencil erasers to create a "bouquet". An easy and inexpensive gift for teachers and kids!
- Pencil Blooms die collection will be available for purchase on April 15th.
- It will retail for $7.
- Pencil Blooms die collection contains a total of 6 wired dies. The large blooms are 1-3/8" in diameter, the small blooms are 1" in diameter.
We have plain white pint size containers that we will be carrying that can be customized with these easy dies. The circle can fit on the lid of the container, while two cuts of the sleeve will cover the bottom. Just think of the possibilities! Stamp your own custom wraps with monograms, add your favorite patterned paper, or anything else you can dream up!
- Pint Size Wrap die collection will be available for purchase on April 15th.
- It will retail for $18.
- Pint Size Wrap die collection contains a total of 2 wired dies. The large sleeve wrap measures 6" x 4". The circle for the top of the lid measures 3-1/4".
Papertrey is known for carrying fantastic basics and these new Plain Pint containers are the perfect thing to add to your stash. These containers can be used to contain a pencil bouquet, candy, baked treats or whatever else you dream up! They come with lids for even more options. You can even add one of our popular Clear Dome Tags to the top with one of the scenes from Petite Places!
- Plain Pints containers will be available for purchase on April 15th.
- A set of 3 Plain Pints and Lids will retail for $4.
- A Plain Pint measures about 4" tall and about 3-1/2" in diameter. They hold about 16oz.
Now that I've made all of the formal introductions, let's get onto the projects!
Amy says, "I am both a gardener and lifelong learner, so today's Seeds of Knowledge and Pencil Blooms products are such a delight! Come see how I've transformed a garden-variety pencil (pun totally intended) into a unique, inexpensive and easy-to-duplicate teacher treat. It's an Extreme Pencil Makeover!"
CLICK HERE to see more from Amy Sheffer.
Ashley says, "Teachers are some of the most influential people in everyone's lives. We all have our favorites, but teachers devote a lot of time and energy into building successful individuals. So, it is very important to appreciate them, not only at the beginning or end of the school year, but throughout the year. Check out my post today to see a card and a gift you can give to those hardworking teachers."
CLICK HERE to see more from Ashley Cannon Newell.
Betsy says, "I just love the Seeds of Knowledge stamp set! So many fun elements that are so versatile. I especially love that pretty multi-step frame. I hope you’ll stop on over to check out my cute pencil bouquet, all wrapped up in gingham and raffia…what a fun and easy (and adorable!) project!"
CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman.
Danielle says, "I wanted to create a teacher gift that wasn't the typical apple red, so I started by painting some #2 pencils gold! A "trendy" pencil bouquet was born. Hope you'll stop by for a few ideas...I also have a quick tip for you that I discovered on adding color to black cardstock without having to use colored embossing powders!"
CLICK HERE to see more from Danielle Flanders.
Dawn says, "Well, you're in for a treat today, when you see the darling gift ideas the team has for you! I had so much fun making an adorable pencil bouquet with matching, painted pencils and a treat container, not to mention gift tags and a card to match!"
CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.
Heather says, "I can't think of a better way to thank a teacher or other special mentor in your child's life than with a sweet pencil bouquet like this. The Seeds of Inspiration set is a perfect companion for creating coordinating cards and tags that have the perfect words for expressing your appreciation."
CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.
Laura says, "I absolutely love the idea of giving someone a pencil bouquet. First of all, it's adorable. Second of all, it never dies. My kids are going to love making these for their teachers."
CLICK HERE to see more from Laura Bassen.
Laurie says, "The teachers in our lives are oh so special and I love to show them support. Todays stamp set is perfect for an quick and easy gift! Not to mention you can send flowers....and they don't even need water!"
CLICK HERE to see more from Laurie Willison.
Maile says, "A pretty bouquet is perfect for many occasions. I love the fact that the flower pencil bouquets featured today can continue blooming well past any fresh cut flowers expiration date. These little beauties could put a smile on someone's face for months."
CLICK HERE to see more from Maile Belles.
Melissa says, "Seeds of Knowledge and Pencil Bloom dies are perfect matches and provide such a unique way to celebrate the love of learning and teaching. I love the charming sentiments found within the Seeds of Knowledge stamp set and creating pencil bouquets for your favorite teacher or student is a sweet way to share your heart with them."
CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Phillips.
CLICK HERE to see more from Erin Lincoln.
CLICK HERE to see more from Lexi Daly.
I hope you have enjoyed all these amazing creations that both the team has shared with you today! Did any of these projects particularly jump out at you today? Is there a certain product you just can't wait to get your hands on? We would love to hear your initial thoughts on everything we introduced! Please leave a comment on this post to tell us what you think of the new products and you will be eligible to win big!
to spend however you choose!
You have until 7am EST, April 14th to leave your comment and be eligible to win. Only one comment per person please. One randomly selected winner will be announced on our April Release Winners Page before noon EST the same day. Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!