In Stamping Mode

Sunday, August 22, 2010

A little something for the teachers

The final few days of summer vacation are coming to a close...I can't believe it's already that time again! We have orientation at Harrison's school Monday evening and he'll be back to school Wednesday morning!! I figured I should make a couple for his "new" 1st grade teacher and one for his Kinder teacher. We love them both soo much! And I only say "new" in reference to his 1st grade teacher because he actually had her for pre-kinder. We're sooo thrilled to have her again, as last year was her first year teaching 1st and she is just so amazingly talented with the children. Just so excited for him!!

I used Jen's Sketch for You to Try as my inspiration and just went with it! I knew I was going to use Make the Grade paired with Extra Credit, as these are just PERFECT sets for any kind of school related crafty projects. :) I paper pieced the school-house with some retired Stampin' Up! designer paper and Basic Gray cardstock for the trim, and just filled in everything else with my Copics. AND...the alphabet strip at the top is also actually not patterned paper, but just the alphabet from the Extra Credit set stamped on a piece of Summer Sun cardstock. I just love how that turned out!

And finally a clean and simple styled card. This was created because the base of this one was actually a reject for the previous one, lol! I just couldn't let it go to waste! The base was embossed with the Apples embossing folder from Quickutz, and to really show off the cute embossing, I used the new frame from the set, Take Note (along with the coordinating Take Note Die I), to frame my greeting from Extra Credit. I stamped the frame in my new favorite ink, Olive Pastel, while my stamped apple was colored in with Copics. To finish, I just wrapped the card up with Cherry Twine and called it done! Quick and easy stamping my friends!

And now I'm off to get busy working on some other projects I have in store for you. :)

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and thanks so much for your visit!


Carolina said...

How absolutely darlin' are these?! You do great stuff with Kraft - love the combination of colors on the first and the apple texture background you gave your second card is just the perfect touch!

Heather Rogers said...

So cute! These are just adorable Melissa. My son is on his 3rd week of school already. :)

Karen said...

2 FABO cards Melissa! Isn't it just wonderful when kids get teachers who get them excited about learning? My daughter had a beautiful teacher in year 1 and she has inspired her to be a teacher too! She's only almost 13 now, but I know she will achieve her dream!


LeSS said...

Super, Melissa! Fine cards!!! Your style of work very is pleasant :)) You can participate in competition with these cards. A competition theme - a card to the teacher :) here the address -

Taylor said...

These are both super adorable, Melissa! I love how you used the Baker's Twine and the take note frame on your second card!

Jackie Pedro said...

These are adorable, Melissa!!

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