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Friday, March 2, 2012

Teacher Gifts!

It’s not too early to start thinking of these – the end of the school year will be here before you know it!
I made dry erase boards for my boys’ teachers this past Christmas – they were very well received!  You can use a dry erase marker on the regular (not metal) Photo Panels from Creative Memories Digital Center.  Create & customize these in a snap with Storybook Creator Plus, your photos and/or artwork!
I love working with digital – after you create the first project it’s so easy to tweak it a bit for your next one!  I used the same basic design for each teacher – customizing it just a bit for each of them.
I worked with the Cheerful Power Palette. Are you familiar with Power Palettes?  They are a set of (digital or traditional) papers, stickers & other embellishments that work together beautifully.  (Both traditional & digital Power Palettes are on sale – 30% off in March!)  The Power Palettes are generic in theme and work with most photos.  Addition Kits are available in a variety of themes for each Power Palette (Christmas, Birthday, Halloween, etc.) 
I used the Cheerful School Addition Kit to create the Photo Panels.
This one was for my son’s 2nd grade teacher.
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Mrs. Coughlin teaches 4th grade & loves turtles – so I took off the ABC element and added a cute turtle from the Cheerful Tropical Delight Addition.8x8 teacher photo panel - Page 001
I hot glued a metal washer to the back of each Photo Panel and attached a magnetic dry erase pen to the back of the board.
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I don’t know what brand these were or even where I bought them but I’ve seen them at Staples and other office supply stores.
Just for kicks – you can also use the dry erase marker on a regular ole’ Photo Panel Smile
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