I designed this note pad for the teachers at my sons' school. Yesterday I showed you the project for my daughter's teacher, so I thought I would show you what I made for my 5th grade son David and my Kindergarten son Zachary's teachers. The boys have several teachers, so I had lots to do, MDS is perfect when you want to make multiples. I designed the note pads, then just changed the text box with the teacher's names. David is in a program called REACH for math and language arts, and also has his 5th grade teacher, so he needed 2 gifts. Zachary gets extra help in his reading and math and has a kindergarten teacher, so he needed 3. It was super easy to just change the text box of the names, and then send them off to the printer. I wanted note pads, and Stampin' Up! doesn't print note pads, so I decided to go with a company called Vista Print. My husband had pens made through them and the pens came in just 5 days, so I decided to give them a try. THREE DAYS!! That's it!! I got my custom note pads in three days!! I was so surprised. They are super cute and I'm bummed I did not make one for myself! Here is what I sent to the printer.
And here it is in real life! I made matching cards with my real stamps. I then bagged them up with some Hershey kisses and tied some left over Sale-A-Bration ribbon to the bags and I was done!! I got two pads for each teacher, so ten pads for $53.82 including the shipping. I did have a nice coupon but I see Vista Print coupons all the time so I am sure they are easy to come by. I will definitely use them again. Maybe I need to design some pens in MDS? FUN!
Here is the pad with the matching card. The card was inspired by Mary Brown, who always inspires. And since I made the pads match the cards I guess she inspired those too.
Now, go make some MDS gifts!! Mother's Day is coming you know!!