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Neighborhood Craft Night – Teacher Gifts

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When I hosted my first neighborhood craft night in October I knew it would be something fun to do on a Friday night, but I couldn’t have imagined how much I would look forward to this “girl time” or what a bond I would feel with these women – many of whom were essentially strangers when we first started. My December travel schedule was a little hectic and with the holidays coming I wasn’t sure I’d be able to fit one in (or if anyone would have time to come) – so when all of my “regulars” not only came but brought three new people, I knew we had something special.  This month’s project – teacher gifts!  All photos (except the crappy one at the bottom) courtesy of Busy Bee Photography.

Neighborhood Craft Night – Teacher Gifts - Kingston Crafts

We created altered notebooks and post-it note holders using the GORGEOUS Teresa Collins Vintage Finds collection and – of course – my Xyron machines. You can find a quick tutorial on how to create your own notebook (with the lovely Teresa herself) here:

and I created the post-it note holders using two pieces of 3×3 chipboard covered in patterned paper (and we made our own binding using a smaller piece of paper), but of course AFTER craft night I found an ENTIRE Pinterest page with tutorials that were MUCH easier.  Live and learn!  🙂

women looking at scrapbooking paper
woman's hands crafting with Xyron machine
woman crafting with Xyron machine
women looking at scrapbooking paper
woman crafting with Xyron machine
woman laughing and smiling

Bizzy – the official mascot of…well…everything.  🙂  She is like the “Where’s Waldo” of craft night!

woman sitting at table and looking at big dog

I got so wrapped up in the fun of it all that I forgot to ask Rachel to take a picture of the post-it note holder, so here it is – in all its low light, crummy camera blurriness.  I made it nice and big so you can revel in the awesomeness of the photo.  Ha!

teacher gift decorative notebook

Happy Crafting everybody!  Can’t wait to see what the new year will bring!

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