May 17, 2009

Track Coach Goodies

Nichole's Star Prints and Pine's All Star Team sets are a match made in heaven! The images and sentiments work perfectly together and I especially love them for all sports themed projects. These are some quick little gifts I put together for Josey's track coaches for the last day of their track meets. The coaches are always running around at the track meets with little time to rest or grab a bite to eat. So I thought a giant Snickers candy bar tied with some curly ribbon in our school colors would be perfect. May is such a busy month, I needed something quick and easy too!The small cards I made measured about 2" x 5". I stamped sentiments from Star Prints onto a pennant image from All Star Team and then cut out the pennant.
I used Smoky Shadow cardstock which is a slightly softer alternative to plain black cardstock, I love it! I also punched stamped some stars from Star Print on Soft Stone cardstock, punched them out and glittered them. The patterned paper is from the Black and White Basics paper collection and reminded me of the lines on the track. More small stars were stamped on the inside of the cards.
Each of the coaches came up to me at awards night to thank me for the card and candy bar. Josey's coach, Gina (who is my friend too) mentioned during her awards speech that she loved the little pats on the back and card and gifts she got. It feels good to know that people appreciate your little gifts.....as much as we appreciate the time they spend with our kids. It only takes a little bit of time but it means SO MUCH to people.
By the way.....Josey lettered in basketball and track this year as a 6th grader. She did really awesome in all of her sporting events and was so proud to get her letter this year. Now we're headed into softball season. Eric and I formed a brand new team this year so we've been working hard to gather up all the new equipment and uniforms. We're the Dirt Divas, Josey isn't quite happy about that *diva* part though. I designed us a logo and we got some awesome uniforms so I can't wait to see them at the first game. The girls are out of school on this coming Thursday, I can't wait!!

7 comments:

Tamara said...

What a great gift to give to the coaches. When I was a soccer coach those little recognitions from parents were always greatly appreciated.

I don't have any idea what it means to letter in a sport, but I assume it is a big deal, so congrats on that too.

dolcreations said...

Those gift ideas are great coaches gifts! We just finished up our track meet...so I think this would be fitting to do for our gym teacher! I always try to recognize coaches so thank-you for the awesome idea!!!
Christine

Wendi said...

Another adorable project. You continue to amaze and inspire me. I just love your work! I bet the coaches will be thrilled too!

Dottie K. said...

Perfect cards for the coaches and a little appreciation. They do give alot and it's nice to remember all the time they put into their sports. Congrats to your daughter for lettering. Have a great weekend! :)

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I need to get these sets to make goodies for our coaches next year. They really do so much for the kids.

School gets out on Wed for us. Can't wait to see the logo you designed.

Congratulations to Josey for lettering! That is awesome!

Anonymous said...

Very cool! Just a quick question. Did you make your own envelopes or just not use any? I love different dimensions on cards but never know what to do without envelopes! thanks!Heidi Quick

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