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Unique Teacher Gifts that Make the Grade

Posted by Kyle Design on August 26, 2014

Personalized Teacher Gifts

I’ve been hearing a lot of back to school excitement…from tired parents! You’ve got enough on your plate getting your little ones ready for the first day (new clothes! fresh haircuts! fancy backpacks! back to school supplies – does this list get longer every year?!) –  let us create a unique teacher gift that your child’s new teacher will love and appreciate on the first day of school (his or her summer vacay just came to a screeching halt after all!).

Shop Kyle Design for personalized gift ideas for teachers that feature Kyle’s unique education design as well as books, math symbols and of course a big shiny apple! Customize any gift with vibrant colors and even add an engraved message. Remember – custom gifts ship out in just 1 to 2 business days (often on the same day) – shop personalized teacher gifts to get started! Your son or daughter might end up the Teacher’s Pet on Day 1 🙂

#teachergifts #backtoschool

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Your #1 Back to School Supply This Year

Posted by Kyle Design on August 27, 2012

For the kids, summer break is never long enough. But for many moms, having the kids home 24/7 can lead to Back to School excitement as August rolls around. That is, until you remember how big a role you play in some of those homework assignments and school projects. Not to mention the mess that comes with them!

This year, be prepared with the most useful school supply out there – double stick adhesive paper. It will save you time and keep your child’s workspace (a.k.a. your kitchen table!) mess-free. No waiting for glue to try or dealing with dried-up glue sticks or sticky fingers (and floors, tables and counter tops!) You’ll love the ease and convenience!

Awhile back I discovered the pre-cut double-sided tape squares and dispenser tool at my local scrapbook store. Changed my world! But then I realized I was wasting a lot of money by applying tons of those tiny little squares to large surfaces (not to mention the time it took to add all those individual squares). That’s when I discovered adhesive paper. I can quickly cut it to any size or shape I want (punches work wonders!) and it gives a professional look to any project. I’ve used it for work, gifts, home-made gift tags, my kids’ school projects, and even on items around the house.

The adhesive paper sheets from Kyle Design will save you money – they’re a much cheaper alternative to acid-free supplies which makes them perfect for school, event, and work assignments that you don’t plan to keep forever. And if you’re working on bulkier items, Kyle Design also sells a thicker version that’s available with bulk pricing.

Adhesive Paper Sheets for School and Work Projects.

While you’re there, check out the other craft supplies at Kyle Design. Flat-rate ground shipping allows you to buy all the craft items you need without raising your shipping costs – you’ll find night light bases and bulbs, eyeglasses clips, ball chains and connectors and tons more wholesale craft supplies.

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Last Minute Gift Pattern Additions at Kyle Design

Posted by Kyle Design on September 10, 2007

Last Minute Gift Designs and IdeasOn Friday, I added another group of new designs to the site. Just last month, I had added 65 new patterns in this year’s big push of images, but then decided to create a few more last Apple Ornament for Back to School or Teacher Gifts minute gift designs. Why? A few reasons: There were some emails that came in for ideas just after I completed my tooling. Also, with Back To School on my mind, I realized I was missing designs for school. I have an Apple design that is popular for teachers, but I wanted something for higher education, hence my new Education design, as well as an image for the lower elementary or preschool set: my new ABC Blocks pattern.

While thinking about the kids and school, I thought a Candy & Treats design would be fun, so I created one that includes an ice cream cone, lollipop, candy cane, gummy bear, gumdrops, candy bar, Tootsie roll and hard candies. While talking to my sister about my niece’s upcoming 5th birthday, I realized that a Birthday Cake would be fun, too.

Now, not wanting to be too heavy on sweets, I thought some fruit and vegetable designs would help balance out my design diet. So I have a fresh new Pineapple design. The pineapple is also the symbol of hospitality and so will be a nice addition to our Host and Hostess gifts collection. And as for healthy foods, my new Vegetables pattern contains a cabbage, tomato, red pepper, chili pepper, radish, mushroom, corn, carrot and peas – a cacophony of veggies high in beta carotene, antioxidants and lycopene.

Desktop Shoes Business Card HoldersIt was fashion week in San Francisco a couple of weeks back, with local designers showing off their new collections of clothes and accessories. My new Handbag design would have fit right in with the theme. (Handbags and purses have traditionally been popular images, so it was time to finally create on of my own, plus it is a nice compliment to my Shoes pattern, like the one shown here on our desktop business card holder.) The new Flash design can represent all those cameras going off taking pictures of all those runway models. Or maybe it is a star twinkling, or the sun shining or fireworks lighting up the sky. That’s the beauty of abstract designs: you can add a little of your own imagination and make it whatever you want.

It never rains in California (or so the song claims), but I’ve seen it happen on occasion and have a new Rain design. It features a slightly abstract repeating pattern with a hint of clouds at top and the suggestion of a stream at the bottom. In addition, I decided to do an Anchor design as well, to round out my Nautical themed gift pages.

Tiger Bookmark for BooksThe Tiger design was quietly introduced over the summer, but this is the formal announcement of its arrival. I already have several gifts shown on the Tiger Gifts page, like the Tiger Bookmark shown at left.

If you’d like to see other options for gifts for teachers, professors or other educators like the Apple Christmas ornament above, please visit our Teacher and Educator Gifts page.

Like I mentioned, all these new designs were added to our site on Friday, so please check them out!

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