Paper Works {a simple gift idea}


I’m sharing another simple gift idea today. I’m thinking in late April I will do a round-up of all these ideas for all those looking for teacher gift ideas. While I was in Ecuador, my friend Emily (Jones Design Company) sent me a package of the prettiest paper goodies from her new shop Paper Works….2.16paperworks-04

Paper Works is a monthly printable design subscription site ~ modern & pretty designs.

I couldn’t handle the idea of only using them once, so I had a few of my favorites laminated. There is a place in town that does pretty cheap laminating, but it doesn’t hold up well, so for things I need to last I opt for higher quality. I have a business account at Office Depot (big discount on printing and laminating!). The lamination there is much thicker and durable – I highly recommend it. I also use the ultra fine tip dry erase markers.

My kids are super pumped to have pretty chore charts. Maybe not, but their mom is…2.16paperworks-06Once laminated they can be used multiple times, so I thought the single sheets would make a cute gift to share with friends.2.16paperworks-08I combined them using kraft paper and ribbon. Since the small cards would just slide out, I taped those to the bigger sheets…lamination means the tape will come right off.2.16paperworks-092.16paperworks-112.16paperworks-01Emily has a referral program, which I jumped at the opportunity to join. You can get $5.00 of your first month of Paper Works by using my link. If you are thrilled with the product, you can get your own unique referral code to share too!

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  • Emily - These are so cute! I need cuter to-do lists. We have a menu and a calendar (from mpix) that are laminated and I find that a wet-erase marker for those long-term things works better than a dry-erase. It’s harder to accidentally erase them!

    Also – I love Emily’s blog, too! How funny that you’re friends. The world really is just a lovely little community, isn’t it?

  • Byron - I use The Apple Tree for lamination. It was (the last time I laminated there) very good and inexpensive. Not sure if you’ve tried them.

    As cute as your to-do lists are, I must admit that this is never happening in my house. Allyblu bulldog would just ignore any chore I gave her…. 😉

  • Diane - These are awesome! Do you know what the cursive font style is of the titles for the bible verses and list titles? Thanks for sharing