I volunteered to be Room Mom for Ri's class this year because it is his last year before Middle School...sniff, sniff. Anywho, Riley has a male teacher this year that is just amazing. Every single kid wanted him this year...Riley got lucky and got him. But, what do you give a guy for his birthday right after the holidays? If you have ever been a Room Parent, you know how hard it is to get money out of people :) So RILEY, came up with this idea...that's my boy!
It is a Baseball Birthday Card Book from the students, that's a mouthful. This came out so much cuter than I could have ever imagined.
I cut the glove from Sports Mania at 8 1/2" in brown, I cut a blackout in brown and a blackout in ivory. I took my brown ink pad and marked up the ivory to make it look like it was dirty. The chipboard...it is actually a Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal box that I also cut in multi cut blackout :) I made the back cover the same way, with chipboard.
The baseball is cut from Sports Mania at 4 1/2" in white and then a blackout in red.
This is what I sent to all the students and asked them to write Mr. T a birthday message on one side only.
The W was cut from Plantin Schoolbook. I do not have Varsity Letters from Walmart...but I really need it. The Wolverine was hand cut. I did it the same way I cut out the Patriots Logo for my Super Bowl banner.
I did not take pictures of each page, but there was one ball per side so it looked like the mitt was holding the ball. This was the last 2 pages. The pocket on the left was for any extra baseballs that did not get returned to me on time. The pocket on the right, I put a gift card in for his favorite restaurant.
I think he loved it, he was very surprised when we gave it to him with cupcakes for his whole class!