Welcome to Joy's Life April Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaways! I'm so glad that you joined us! If you came from Julie's blog Cricut Chick, you are right on track!

Joy's Life April Blog Hop

This month we are challenged to create something that could be given to a teacher as a year end / thank you gift. How about a nicely wrapped journal or book?

Nina Yang Teacher s Gift

I used "teacher" from Everyday Occasions and "thank you" from Tag You're It Set One by Joy's Life.

Nina Yang Teacher s Gift Closeup

The journal I used is 5-1/2" x 3-3/4" x 1/2" - a piece of thin 12" x 12" paper is perfect for wrapping it in! And here is a little tutorial I put together:

Criss cross wrapping

I used the glasses and bow-tie to create a little guy for the Spectacular Spectacles Challenge over on Moxie Fab World. Some great inspirations there, why not check it out and give the challenge a try? ;)


Did you enjoy the Tubes week over on the Design Team Blog? Fun, right? :) I have a dozen tubes to giveaway today! Enter by leaving a comment to this post telling me your favorite treat! :) Mine is ice cream - too bad that it cannot be put into tubes :) I will draw a random winner on April 29th:)

Your next stop is Jennie's blog Earthy Scrap! If you get lost along the way, please head back to Joy's blog for the full list of blogs! :) Enjoy the hop and the giveaways! Happy Crafting!