• Valentine Gifts for Teachers
  • Paper Ribbon as Borders
  • Stitched Valentine’s Day Cards
  • Snow Day Layout
  • Winter Snowflake Gift Packaging

Valentine Gifts for Teachers

Hello!  Renee here today to share another “gifts for teachers” project for the upcoming holiday.  As you may have seen by now, I love giving handmade gifts for my girls’ teachers.  Even more, I love preparing my “gifts for teachers” about a month in advance so I have no worries and there’s no rushing to have something ready last minute.  I used the adorable We Go Together line and the awesome We R Memory Keepers Pillow Box Punch Board to put together these Valentine’s Day pillow treat boxes for the teachers.

Valentine Gifts for Teachers by @Renee Zwirek using the #WeGoTogether collections by @PebblesInc. and #wermemorykeepers

I started by trimming my 12 x 12 pattern papers down to 6 x 6 inches.  You can easily use the We Go Together 6 x 6 Paper Pad.  I wanted the designs to be larger on these pillow boxes, so I used my 12 x 12 inch papers.

Valentine Gifts for Teachers by @Renee Zwirek using the #WeGoTogether collections by @PebblesInc. and #wermemorykeepers

I used the We R Memory Keepers Pillow Box Punch Board for these gifts.  Love how easy it is to use.  I just followed the instructions and it took me about 15 minutes to get these 8 pillow boxes punched out.

Valentine Gifts for Teachers by @Renee Zwirek using the #WeGoTogether collections by @PebblesInc. and #wermemorykeepers

Hold on.  I couldn’t just add my adhesive and close them up just yet.

Valentine Gifts for Teachers by @Renee Zwirek using the #WeGoTogether collections by @PebblesInc. and #wermemorykeepers

I added white crepe paper to make some pretty ruffles to all…

Valentine Gifts for Teachers by @Renee Zwirek using the #WeGoTogether collections by @PebblesInc. and #wermemorykeepers

…but this one.  For Payton’s teacher, I couldn’t add pretty ruffles.  I wanted him to have something different and fun.  So, I punched out this heart shape, placed a cut piece of a clear baggie underneath, and added red embroidery floss and stitched around the studded part of the heart.  Such a cute little window.  Now, he’ll see the Twizzler Bites candies (his fave) that we will add inside.

Valentine Gifts for Teachers by @Renee Zwirek using the #WeGoTogether collections by @PebblesInc. and #wermemorykeepers

Okay, now these are ready for the adhesive.

Valentine Gifts for Teachers by @Renee Zwirek using the #WeGoTogether collections by @PebblesInc. and #wermemorykeepers

I added favorite candies to each of these pillow boxes. I also added adorable stickers to decorate each pillow box.  I trimmed the Valentine cards from the We Go Together pattern paper, used a heart hand punch at the corners of the cards, and tied the cards to each pillow box.

These gifts are ready to give to the teachers.  Here are the Valentine gifts for Caitie and Payton’s teachers.

Valentine Gifts for Teachers by @Renee Zwirek using the #WeGoTogether collections by @PebblesInc. and #wermemorykeepers

Here are the Valentine gifts for their gym and art teachers.

Valentine Gifts for Teachers by @Renee Zwirek using the #WeGoTogether collections by @PebblesInc. and #wermemorykeepers

Here are the Valentine gifts for their music teacher and Payton’s new reading teacher.

Valentine Gifts for Teachers by @Renee Zwirek using the #WeGoTogether collections by @PebblesInc. and #wermemorykeepers

Here are the Valentine gifts for their library/computer teacher (how fun is that library card?!) and Payton’s previous reading teacher.  I made a treat and card for this teacher, because her birthday is on Valentine’s Day.  Very exciting!

Valentine Gifts for Teachers by @Renee Zwirek using the #WeGoTogether collections by @PebblesInc. and #wermemorykeepers

I wanted to mention that these pillow boxes measure about 2 1/4″ x 5″.  I can fit 12 Hershey Kisses, or 6 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures, or a small handful of Twizzler Bites candies into them.  So, they may look small, but I feel they hold a nice amount of candy in them.  You can always make them larger if you like.

Valentine Gifts for Teachers by @Renee Zwirek using the #WeGoTogether collections by @PebblesInc. and #wermemorykeepers

Here is the Valentine’s Day Birthday card for Payton’s previous reading teacher.  I used an A2 Card & Envelope for the base of my card.  I outlined the “Hugs” and “Kisses” words from the Hugs & Kisses pattern paper.   I loved adding the epoxy candy heart stickers to the jar of hearts sticker.  So sweet!  On the inside of the card, I added a machine stitched heart glitter stickers banner along with a stamped sentiment.

Valentine Gifts for Teachers by @Renee Zwirek using the #WeGoTogether collections by @PebblesInc. and #wermemorykeepers

Valentine Gifts for Teachers by @Renee Zwirek using the #WeGoTogether collections by @PebblesInc. and #wermemorykeepers

Supplies:
We Go Together We Go Together (732720)
We Go Together Sending Love (732721)
We Go Together XOXO (732722)
We Go Together U R Sweet (732723)
We Go Together Lovable (732724)
We Go Together Hugs and Kisses (732725)
We Go Together Roses Are Red (732726)
We Go Together Best Friends (732728)
We Go Together Sweet Heart (732729)
We Go Together I Love You (732730)
We Go Together Budding Romance (732731)
We Go Together Icons & Phrases Stickers (732733)
We Go Together Glitter Heart Stickers (732735)
We Go Together Epoxy Phrase Stickers (732736)
We Go Together Library Pockets with Cards (732743)
From Me to You Roller Stamp (732278)
American Crafts A2 Cards & Envelopes (4.375″X5.75″) 12/Pkg, White (366014)
American Crafts Glitter Paper Tape .35 in x 3yd, Peony (96019)
American Crafts Baker’s Twine Value Pack 5yd Spools 24/Pkg, Bright (366303)
American Crafts Precision Pen .05 Point, Black (62321)
American Crafts This To That Adhesive Runner, Strips (61712)
American Crafts This to That Dimensional Dots (61709)
American Crafts With Love Valentine Roller Date Stamp
We R Memory Keepers Pillow Box Punch Board

Paper Ribbon as Borders

A layout using @Pebblesinc Happy Day Paper Tape created by @jbckadams

Hi there, it's Becki here, to share with you a layout I created using the Happy Day collection. Even more specifically how I used the paper ribbon as borders on my two page layout. I love that this collection is so oriented towards the laid back aspect of family life. By far my favorite element of this collection is the paper ribbon. I love adding borders to my projects and this makes it so easy and so fun. This paper ribbon feels like adding a little strip of wrapping paper to my projects. See, aren't they adorable?!? The layout I created is about my daughter's first band concert. She … [Continue reading...]

Stitched Valentine’s Day Cards

Stitched Valentine's Day Cards by @popperandmimi using @pebblesinc We Go Together collection

Amanda here today with one of my favorite ways to finish a card.  Second only to Christmas, Valentine's Day is my favorite card holiday.  It is so much fun to make and send a mailbox full of cards.   I love adding stitching detail to cards.  Stitching can be used functionally to hold cards together, as a design element, or as a decorative border. Pebbles' new We Go Together collection has SO many fun embellishments.  I used confetti, epoxy hearts and sentiments, accordion hearts, and library card pockets to embellish a variety of fun Valentines's Day cards. I have a love/hate … [Continue reading...]

Snow Day Layout

snow day layout by @wendysuea featuring the #happyday collection for @pebblesinc

Hello Pebbles friends!  It's Wendy Sue here today, sharing a layout featuring photos of my kiddos out in the snow!  Is it snowy in your neck of the woods?  It has been such a mild winter so far here this year, we have only received two big storms this season - one on Christmas day and another just last week.  Right now it's looking like a winter wonderland outside, but it took a lot longer than it usually does.  In fact, we've been so "snowless" that I haven't even taken any snow pictures of my kids this year - these are from last year...but I'm glad I waited to scrap them because I am loving … [Continue reading...]

Winter Snowflake Gift Packaging

Winter Snow Themed Gift Packaging by Mendi Yoshikawa using #HomeForChristmas & #BirthdayWishes collection from @PebblesInc. @SnippetsByMendi

Hello there! It's Mendi here today with some snowflake themed gift packaging perfect for your Winter Birthday gift giving needs. Up first I have a little gift bag I created with We R Memory Keepers Gift Bag Punch Board and some papers from Pebbles Birthday Wishes collection. I love how the addition of a simple snowflake punch gives these versatile papers a completely new look! I cut an extra 12" x 1.75" strip from the polka-dot paper and punched a scalloped edge with a border punch. I was then able to use the punch board to add the score lines and adhere it to the top of my little … [Continue reading...]