I had a chance this past week to work on a bracelet & card set that would work great for that special teacher in your child's life. This would also work good for saving bits of that favorite piece of patterned paper that you just can't part with. I used the apple from the Celebitties Set at Purple Onion Designs. This set has some great little stamps that would work perfect for this! You can find some other good ones here, here & here. Just remember that you don't need to fit the entire stamped image in the frame...have some peek in from the sides, top & bottom!
I got this great idea from the June issue of Scrapbooks, Etc. You can use any type of jewelry that has a good frame on it & has enough depth to hold the dimensional adhesive.
Make sure you cut the paper to a size that fits nice and tight inside the frame. Be sure to use a tape adhesive (I use permanent Tombow) on the back side before placing in the frame. Now the fun part...use a dimensional adhesive (I use JudiKins Diamond Glaze) and completely cover the piece of paper inside the frame. Here's a photo showing how I keep a continuous flow to cover. You will want to have plenty of the dimensional adhesive to fill...it will settle a bit once dry.
It's very important to keep the flow going to avoid air bubbles. If you do get an air bubble, pierce it with a needle or paper piercer. I find it works best to work the bubble to the surface with the needle and then burst the bubble with my finger tip. The adhesive will have a cloudy appearance & will dry clear. If you are working with a bracelet, be sure to work with a few of the frames at one time and allow them to dry flat prior to working on the others. I like to leave them overnight to dry. Here's a look at the cloudy appearance when the adhesive is wet...
Here's a closeup of the finished bracelet...
Stamps: Purple Onion Designs Celebitties Set; Ink: Memories Black; Cardstock: Papertrey Ink; Bracelet: Cookie Lee; Other: PrismaColor Colored Pencils
Another idea would be to add some jewels or stickles to the paper prior to adding the dimensional adhesive.
Catch you later!