When you are thinking up a fun way to express thanks individualize it to the person. This treat here is an example of a treat made for our Educational Support Professionals (Aides) at our school. Since it was for people at our school I picked blue & gold paper to craft this thank you out of since they are our school colors. The play on the word “Paws” came about since our mascot is a Bengal Tiger and much of our school’s graphics displays paw prints. I had found these simple bright yellow smiley face magnets and 2 of them fit very nicely in the paper pouch I made along with some scrunchies that were , yep – you guessed it yellow and blue. Do you just love the wave of school spirit coming off of this here treat note?!? By stamping a paw print and adding it as an accent I was then able to come up with my corny saying. You “Paws”itively Make us “Smile”!! Ta Dah a treat note with a double play on words!
Well, what you see here is what I call a “sour cream pouch”. They are really very easy to make – take a 3″ by 4″ piece of cardstock and fold it almost in half leaving about 1/2″ on one side to put adhesive on and then fold over. Now you have a tube of sorts – at one end pinch it together and staple. Put your items inside of stapled tube. Then take the other end of the tube and fold it the opposite way of the bottom and then staple there also. I used my embellishments to cover up the staple. I don’t know if these instructions make sense but soon I will do a little tutorial with pictures to show how to make it. I know sometimes it just helps to see it done to make sense. This particular blog post is not so much about how to make this item as much as stressing the importance of a little Thank You cuteness!