Desk Organizer & Stationery

As I mentioned a few times this past school year, I had a teacher as a secret pal and gave her gifts throughout the year. I couldn't help but almost always giving her something handmade. I know our teachers always ask for thank you cards, note cards, etc., so I decided to make my secret pal her very own desk organizer and stationery. Her favorite colors are purple and orange - but I just didn't have any DP that worked for those colors so I went with pink, orange and brown in polka dots and stripes. I have a ton of pictures to share so you can see the full project.

I used Lauren Meader's Desk Top Organizer Template from Papertreyink. If you haven't tried these templates - you HAVE to! You download the template along with several projects for you to peruse, then you can print the template as many times as you want - use it again and again...all for only $5 - how great is THAT?

I printed the template onto PTI's Sweet Blush paper, folded and glued. I then covered the areas with the brown DP (Sweet Always) from SU! but leaving a bit of pink showing too.

The note cards are like post cards - front and back only, they don't open like a typical A2 card. You can see I used the same DP in stripes for the note cards alternating her initial onto SU! Orange or Sweet Blush card stock. I really like how the set turned out. The very first picture shows the cards, the organizer and the matching envelopes. The "T" and circles are done with JustRite stamps. LOVE how you can customize whatever you want to - how convenient it is!! I also made a matching beaded pen (not pictured) and included a couple of candy bars to get the day started off just right. LOL!

We took all our gifts to school the last day and the children gave their gifts to their teachers. Our youngest daughter delivered this gift set to my secret pal - I included a note revealing me as her secret pal. It was such fun - I can't wait to do it again next year!!

And my last project to share today are more pictures from our youngest daughter's b-day party. We met at the park for cake & presents (is that cake not AMAZING - some dear friends made it as part of her b-day gift); it was so scrumptious; then we headed to see Up! opening night. The girls really enjoyed the 3D movie and to make the night even better? When we left the theater there was a REAL hot air balloon outside. We took lots of pictures! Enjoy the slide show!

I hope you have a great weekend - thanks for popping in! We have a steady shower of rain today & the boys in our family are gone this weekend so I think us girls might do some shopping (for Father's Day), get a makeover and just hang out. We were hoping to hit the pool, but doesn't look like the weather is interested in cooperating! Hope your weekend is sunny & bright! Hugs, ~M.


  1. These are so pretty!! Love the top desk organizer. Great colors too!

  2. WOW! Love the thank you notes! I never thought of that layout. I'm gonna have to steel that idea from you!

    Cute Bday pics too!


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