To end each year, I make the group thank you card for our daycare sitter. She is a phenomenal lady and we like to get her a gift for taking such great care of our kids all year long. We are all teachers and she is a teacher's wife so the school year only schedule works great for all of us! I have made a word book and an exploding box in the past. This year I saw something called cascading envelopes and wanted to give that a try. Here is the final product:
There are five envelopes, one for each child plus a final envelope for the parent thank you. I decorated the envelopes by adding the phrase "Learn and play at Tara's" down the fronts of the envelopes. I used the DCWV Animal Crackers paper stack for the background papers.
Learn from Out of Character at 2.75"
& from Letter Envy at 2"
Play from Out of Character at 2.75"
@ from Letter Envy at 1.75"
In each envelope, there is a thank you from the child. On one side is their picture (my daughter pictured here) and on the other side is their thank you along with a drawing from them.
The back side of the envelope looks like this:
When the whole thing is folded up and wrapped with Trendy Twine, it looks like this:
And from the side:
One thing I learned a little too late is that the thicker your project, the more envelopes and embellishments, the farther apart you should glue your envelopes. I really would have loved to have my first envelope seem farther apart so it doesn't bow so much but live and learn. :)
She enjoyed it and I hope you do too!