Thursday, 30 August 2018

Top Ten Winners


Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I am honoured to be part  of the Top Ten Winners Blog Hop from Kylie's International Highlights. It is such an amazing feeling to be selected as one of the top ten, so thank you everyone who voted for me.


The theme for the International Highlights was Teachers Gifts, the same as todays theme. With the hustle and bustle that comes at the end of the year, it is a wise decision to make a start on your teachers gifts now. Don't let the whole Christmas preparation take over and leave your poor teachers receiving second rate gifts. They are after all, guiding our children to the  best versions of themselves.

For todays project, I took a different angle on the teachers gifts. Normally people tend to give something for the teacher to indulge themselves, like chocolate, wine etc. But I decided to give the teachers something that  they can use that will help them in their roles as educators. A resource they don't have to go out and buy. 

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I made the cutest little jigsaw puzzles. And they were so easy to make.

The hardest part was deciding which designer series paper I wanted to use.
Then I cut  out the jigsaw using our Puzzle Pieces Thinlits Dies.

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The next step was to cut a 4" x 4" piece of card stock to use as a backing board. I reinforced it with a piece the same size cut from the card board backing which comes with our packets  of designer series paper.

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So that the children have an edge to guide them, I then made two frames to go around the edge. These are 4"x 4" with the centre trimmed out to 1/4" inch all way around. I glued the two layers together so there was a small lip to keep the pieces in place easily.

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The next step was to cut out the puzzle from the same designer series backing card board. The standard designer series paper was too easily bent out of shape, so I glued the puzzle pieces on to the cut card board puzzle pieces. 

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These were so much fun to make. I can imagine making a whole heap of these as a gift for a teacher. They aren't something to be used all the time as I doubt they would stand up to a lot of kid treatment.  But a great little treat every once in a while. What a great idea for a craft session for the older children. I can see these sparking many ideas for the teachers who receive them.

Now it's time to see what everyone has created.






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Thanks for dropping by.
Have a great day.
Cheers,
Narelle


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3 comments:

  1. Oh Narelle, adorable. I can see so many uses for these wonderful little puzzles, especially to keep young ones amused! Thanks for sharing. xxx

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  2. Wow! Your sets of puzzles are so much fun, Narelle! Great project x

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