The new school year is right around the corner, so I thought there was no better time than to make a project that highlights a gift for your favorite teacher or a teacher you're meeting for the first time!
Excuse my horrible process photos, I work on my projects after my kids go to bed. *laugh*
The first thing I did is take the Essentials by Ellen Parcel Box and trace the middle rectangle. That center area serves as the perfect template for turning the parcel box into a shaker. So I traced it and then cut it out using my paper trimmer.
Next I used my grid stencil to create a background for my shaker with Distress Oxide ink and my foam blending tool. I really like using Oxide ink with stencils because the ink transfers so smoothly and it's easy to fade it by simply using less pressure.
To construct the shaker part, I cut strips of foam tape down to about 3/16" wide and attached it to the perimeter of the rectangle. Then I used my adhesive deactivator on the edges of the foam tape and on the base of the shaker. I like to use the adhesive deactivator on the base of all my shakers so that the sequins don't stick to the base and the clear plastic.
I stamped a few of the teacher's accessories, colored them and die cut them. Then using some small foam squares I mounted them to the base of the shaker. That way they stay visible and the sequins shake around behind them.
I filled the shaker base with sequins (I've linked the ones I used below) and cut a piece of clear plastic the size of the base and attached it to the foam tape.
Then I took some of my 1/8" Be Creative tape and put it around the perimeter of the Parcel Box opening. The shaker box fit snuggly in the opening with plenty of room for a gift card on the back.
Then I tied some gold sparkle twine around the box with a vellum tag that I embossed in black with the sentiment "world's best teacher".
Tomorrow I'll be sharing a fun and SUPER simple interactive card using more of Teacher Lady accessories!
To see the full Essentials by Ellen Release click HERE.