Hi there, Amy Sheffer popping in here today. For many families, September means the return of school and sports. The teachers and coaches who pour themselves into our children's lives are heroes every day, and I honestly can't thank them enough! Today I've created some teacher and coach thank-you tags using the Shaped Shaker Tag Kit.
My first tag is a coach thank-you tag. With Queen & Co's rainbow of colors, you can customize colors to coordinate with team colors. These are Baltimore Orioles colors, a team that always shows up in our area little league team line-up.
I started by cutting a background panel for my tag. I just measured the rectangular foam shaker, cut a rectangle to the same size, then clipped the corners. On that background panel, I ink bended some orange along one end, fading to white as I got toward the center, then stamped the "Thanks" sentiment.
I offset two "coach" die-cuts for a drop shadow effect, then adhered them to the acetate window layer. To complete the sentiment, I stamped "we had a ball this season" onto white card stock, trimmed it down, and layered it onto my tag, anchoring the ends of the strips with Black Rivets. I love how the sentiment goes with the "ball" toppings -- too fun!
Next is a sweet and inexpensive teacher gift. I die-cut a circle tag frame and circle back out of Kraft card stock, then stamped the sentiment to the background and some striped lines to the tag frame.
I filled the shaker tag with clear diamonds from the Pastel Diamonds Toppings Set. The flower accents are stamped, die-cut, and adhered to the tag frame.
And last, I tied the tag to a chic pencil using some pink and white baker's twine from the Twine Assortment. In this last picture, I let all the toppings gather at the top of the tag, so you could see the rest of the sentiment. I kinda like how part of the sentiment is covered by the toppings. It makes the whole shaker part that much more interactive!