Pinky has been blessed with two wonderful, amazing teachers this year. I give them so much credit for keeping the school year fun and getting Pinky excited about school.
When I started searching for ideas for end of year gifts for her teachers, I stumbled upon this project at A Turtle's Life for Me - it's a "What will teacher do this summer" gift card scrapbook. I knew it was just what I wanted to do!
I made a few changes but am THRILLED with the finished product.
I couldn't find chipboard albums at my local scrapbook store, but they did cut chipboard to the size/shape that I wanted. Had I thought ahead I would have had them cut the paper too - that would have made this project even easier!
I covered each of the pages with bright and fun summer themed papers. When the pages were done, I drilled a hole through the corner and tied the book together with a coordinated ribbon.
Here's a more detailed look at one of the books (the two books are almost identical):
The covers of both books - "What will (teacher) do this summer?". I cut the roller coaster and the sun from another summer paper.
The first page - "Eat ice cream" with a $5 gift card to Dairy Queen. I had Pinky do the illustrations for each page.
Page 2 - "Read a good book" with a $10 Barnes and Noble gift card.
Page 3 - "See a movie" and a gift card for a single admission to the movie theatre. I cut the movie tickets on the left page from a carnival themed paper.
Page 4 - "Plant some flowers" and a $10 nursery gift card. Pinky didn't want to draw a garden. She drew her teacher shopping in the flower store instead.
I used the back cover to write a short thank you note to each teacher.
These were a HUGE hit. Her teachers cried and hugged us. When I picked Pinky up from school, other teachers (and the assistant director of the school) came up to tell me how much they liked the scrapbooks! I guess I'll have to make these again next year for Pinky's Kindergarten teacher. :)