5.9.17

Teacher's Day Gifts with Crealies

Bird House Tea Light Holders
          Hi friends, Teacher's Day is celebrated on September 5th in India and my daughter and I love to use this chance to give small tokens of appreciation to her teachers . Over the years we have  made Photo-frames, Pen Stands, Post it Note Holders, Paper Purses and Mini Albums[Here are the projects: Teacher's Day Gifts]
Paper-craft Bird Houses
           This year I was struggling for ideas and thought only a card will have to do when a wonderful parcel containing fantastic dies from Crealies arrived all the way from Netherlands !
Crealies Dies from Netherlands
My regular readers will know I love working with dies and when Annelies from Crealies  contacted me some weeks earlier asking me if I would like to work with her dies I literally jumped at the chance as I loved her die designs!!
The gorgeous Create a Box Bird house set gave me the idea to make Tea Light Holders!
Teacher's Day Gifts- Paper House Tea Light Holders
I had to make 9 Tea Light Holders as my daughter has 9 teachers this year and as all are ladies I went with a feminine Shabby Chic theme!
Paper House Tea light Holder
I wanted the frame work to be sturdy and so used the base die to cut thick kraft card stock.
Crealies Create a Box -Birdhouse Die Set
I loved that the die set was cleverly designed and contained extra dies to cut all the decorative panels !
Paper House
I used pretty papers from Papericious which I distressed with Abandoned Coral Distress Inks to line the panels of the Bird house.
Crealies Decorette XL-Quatrefoil Die
So in love with Quatrefoil die...such an intricate design and it cut so beautifully! I loved it so much that I used it to decorate the walls and cut small strips to form decorative borders!
Paper House
The original design is meant to open at the base of the house but I modified it to have a side door and attached a brass "door knob"
Adding Door Knobs
Also attached magnets on the door and back of the house so that the door would be securely closed.
Adding Magnetic Closure
The ruffled pink polka dotted ribbon and lattice roof [made using a Wild Rose Studio Floral Frame die] helped complete the "Shabby Chic" look!
Teacher's Day Gifts

Teacher's Day Gifts
Here is how the tea light fits inside the "Bird House"!!
Tea Light Holder
The birds in the die set are mirror images which is  super cool as you can easily make birds facing either direction !
Crealies Double Fun- Birds Die Set
Paper Craft Bird House
Love how the bird dies embossed even without using an extra embossing pad!
Bird House Teacher's Day Gift

Teacher's Day Gift
Feathers are quite the fashion in the crafting world but I have never had a die to make such delicate beautiful feathers so this  Crealies die was especially delightful!
Crealies Double Fun-Feathers Die Set
I used the die to cut feathers from matching pattern paper.
Paper Feathers
And tweaked the die cut to keep the central feather element!
Paper Feathers
This Tea Light holder all lighted up looked so pretty in our garden!
Tea Light Holder
It was so much fun designing the 9 bird houses differently while still keeping to a theme!
Teacher's Day Gifts- Tea Light Holders
My daughter has some very special teachers and I  really hope they liked our presents!
Teacher's Day Gifts
I hope you liked our Teacher's Day gift idea !
Also please do check out the Crealies website too....they have some amazing die designs and especially the unique and fantastic Crealies Create a Card dies !

Supplies : Dies : Crealies Create a Box -13 Birdhouse,Crealies Double Fun-33 Birds,Crealies Double Fun[34]-Feathers,Crealies Decorette XL-02 Quatrefoil, Marianne Craftables CR1307 Tiny's  Forget me not,Cheery Lynn  Flourish 13,Dienamics [MFT] Stitched Circle Scallop Frame,Wild Rose Studio Floral Frame, Tiny Butterfly from Winnie and Walter  Essentials Audrey Cutaways , Partial Bow from Memory Box Precious Hearts
Papers : Papericious Its Peach Time
Linking to
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge 
Pixie's Snippets Playground - used lots of snippets!
Crafty Hazelnut's Pattern Paper Challenge 
DL Art September 
Just keep on creating
Really Reasonable Challenge 171
Cuttlebug Mania
LTSCB 101

57 comments:

  1. Oh wow Sonia, these gorgeous little bird houses are stunning, what a great job you and our daughter have made of them too.

    Sue xx

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  2. Bee-utiful bird houses. Never heard of Crealies but now that you have shown them off here I have to ck them out. Like the papers you used. Your daughter's teachers are going to love them. Last mth a Ring-Neck Dove nested in a nest that was on top of our electric meter on outside of our house near our garage. Saw & photographed the 2 eggs. Then saw & photographed the 2 birds after they hatched. Saw & photographed the birds when they were learning to fly. I raised Ring-Neck Doves when growing up in FL.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  3. Wowwie these are super gorgeous dear! Love the delicate design..kudos for making 9 of these with different designs...the lighted one in the garden looks awesome! Must be such a treat for the eyes in real. Thanks for your sweet comment dear. Always feel loved by your comments. I am so happy that my humble humming bird sits on your table and makes you smile :). Love

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  4. Oh wow, these are absolutely amazing!! I love, love the dies you used and want them!! I love how you decorated the birdhouses!! They look so stunning!! These will be treasured, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  5. These are really pretty sweet bird houses I love watching birds. I know the teachers will love these. I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes September Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART DESIGN TEAM MEMBER
    DL.ART crinkle ribbon
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com
    http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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  6. WOW! They are just beautiful! The teachers are going to love them!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting with Creative M

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  7. Oh my these are so beautiful what wonderful dies, you have created something so lovely
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  8. What a sweet teacher's appreciation gift, Sonia, ESPECIALLY with the little tea light. Teachers are our future. They are the light our children see! hugs, de

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  9. Teacher's Day is fabulous for your daughter's teachers! I wish be one of them!! LOL :D LOVE these birdhouses tealight holders! They are so sweet and feminine, and full of adorable details! Love all the Crealies dies you used, thanks for sharing!

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  10. Sooooo beautiful gifts for the teachers! Sooooooo cute! I just love them, Sonia!!!!!!!!! Kisses, my friend.

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  11. These are very beautiful Sonia!! The papers are lovely!

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  12. Oh Sonia these are just soooo beautiful. I am sure your daughters teachers were very happy to receive them.
    Hugs
    Margaret M

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  13. Such a sweet gift for Teachers Day! They will absolutely love it! And you decirated them so beautifully, love them! Never heard about Crealies, now will check, as you know I am also love dies:)

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  14. Oh WOW! Those Teacher gifts are Gorgeous! I LOVE the papers you chose and what fantastic dies! Beautiful work!!

    Theresa

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  15. Wow.. what a lovely gift for teachers! You come up with brilliant idea for the gifts. I remember the fancy bags and the pen stand you had created.

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  16. Oh my goodness Sonia, so many little birdhouses and each one individual, the teachers will cherish these.

    B x

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  17. what gorgeous bird houses Sonia,love the colors and papers you have used, such a unique gift for Prisha's teachers,am sure they will treasure these !!

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  18. Sonia, these are just great, I love the colours and the overall design, thanks for sharing all the extra information as well. I always admire the detail you put into all of your posts.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
    Anything goes September link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx

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  19. Wow! They are stunning.Fantastic idea!

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  20. Beautiful bird houses.Lovely gift for the teachers.Beautiful dies, too.

    Gr, Sylvia

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  21. Wowwwwwwwww! These are gorgeous! And what sweet gifts for the teachers!!!!

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  22. This is totally awesome and lucky teachers !!
    cheers

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  23. These are over the top gorgeous! What a beautiful die set indeed. I bet the teachers love their candle holders.

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  24. I am sure Prisha's teachers myst be delighted to receive such pretty gift that too in pink ;) I loved the pink and kraft combo and the ruffle lace makes even more prettier .

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  25. wow - these are beautiful - I love them!!! Hugs rachel x

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  26. How beautiful! And what a lovely gift for teachers !

    Hugs,

    Chriss

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  27. Thease are so Gorgeous Sonia..Loz

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  28. Hi Dr Sonia,
    oh these are so gorgeous and beautifully created.
    Love all the wonderful elements you have added to those fab dies.
    Those teachers are going to be very lucky to receive such wonderful gifts.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  29. Absolutely stunning little birdhouses Sonia! Fascinating step by step, great use of snippets and the most adorable result! LOVE them!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  30. These are absolutely amazing, you daughters teachers will treasure these! Every detail is fabulous.

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  31. wow fabulous these are so sweet and love all of your details and the great photo's
    hugs Kate xx

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  32. Oh my goodness!! These birdhouses are so sweet and lovely! And you made so many! There had to be a lot of very happy teachers that day! I love all the details you put into each of these houses! I am sure that they will be treasured! That die is awesome! Thanks for sharing with us at DL.ART Challenges!!

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  33. These are fabulous Sonia, lovely gifts - so pretty.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  34. stunning!
    love them all!

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  35. Wow--absolutely gorgeous gifts! Love the totally feminine look--so creative to make tealight holders!

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  36. Fabulous bird houses, love them so much :)

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  37. Lucky teachers. These bird house tea lights are beautiful gifts. I love all of the pretty embellishments. Thank you for joining the DL.ART September Lunky Challenge

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  38. Super cute as always!!!

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  39. Doc you are so amazingly creative, love this gorgeous post.xx
    annie

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  40. Sonia, these are amazing! What a beautiful gift for these special ladies! I'm sure they enjoy having your sweet girl in their classes! Thanks for sharing and for always inspiring!!!

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  41. These birdhouses are so beautiful, love the way you decorated them. Such a lovely gift for the teachers.

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  42. These birdhouses are so beautiful, love the way you decorated them. Such a lovely gift for the teachers.

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  43. WOW and many more WOW's, this is going to be a gift that will be received with Great pleasure, and with all the beautiful details is so feminine too. I love the bird house and the birds, with the lovely patterned die on the roof and walls and the beautiful frilly edge to the roof.
    Faith
    x

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  44. Oh my goodness! These are absolutely amazingly beautiful! I love them - so will the teachers! There is so much pretty detail - love the dies. xxx

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  45. OMG!! I need this die too!!
    THIS IS AMAZING, you are so creative!
    I bet they loved them!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at the “Anything Goes” challenge at Cuttlebug Mania.

    Cuttlebugs & Hugs
    Jannie

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  46. Another amazing creation from your crafty hands. These are exquisite and I love the colour for them. Lucky teachers. Hugs Mrs A.

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  47. Wonderful work, Sonia, you truly are so prolific and imaginative!
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  48. These bird houses look wonderful. Lovely idea to make tea light bird houses of them. That's great news, beeing chosen by Crealies to work with her dies. Congratiulations.

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  49. These are so pretty and unique.

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  50. Hi Sonia, a stunning project for some very special teachers, you must have had quite the assembly line going with your daughter. They are all lovely. Have a wonderful week.. Mega GD Snippets Playground

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  51. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

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  52. Wauw these are so pretty! The teachers will have loved these, a fantastic gift. Marlies

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  53. Wowzers!!! Love this, thanks for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania.

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  54. Bird houses are super gorgeous...love the colors and die cuts...

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  55. WOW! So beautiful bird house!! Thank you for your lovely entry at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT
    http://anncard.blogspot.tw

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  56. Stunning! Just wonderful!
    Thank you for joining Cuttlebug Mania this time!
    Hugs, Swissie (Liv)

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