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Thursday, May 24, 2012

For a Special Teacher

I have been busy this week after the kiddos are in bed creating more teacher's cards.  With 3 kiddos in school there are LOTS of teachers to make for and I feel bad as sometimes I don't even make enough for EVERY teacher they see throughout the year.  My oldest didn't even want to give a teacher's gift at all (is that not cool in middle school anymore?) but I think I talked him into at least flowers for his teacher.

I was browsing some of my favorite cards that I save and came across one from one of my all time favorite stampers- Jen Tapler- I've always loved her style and the way she incorporates patterned paper.  I used this card of hers as a guide for creating one of my thank you cards, pretty much just changing the images/sentiment and papers.  I love how all the layers came together and was glad I made 2 of them.

The sentiment is one from Clear & Simple Stamps (where I originally met Jen) it's the Teacher set (retired) and inside I wanted to stamp to finish off the card with a Thank You.  Our children are constantly learning from the teacher and so I thought this bicycle image from the Old Fashioned Afternoon set from Sweet Stamp Shop would be perfect to go with the inside sentiment "You Make Learning Fun".

What are some things you are doing for teacher's gifts this year?  I always struggle with whether to get gifts, make gifts or give gift cards.  This year I'm behind so I won't be making them and my brother who is a teacher's assistant (para pro) suggested gift cards to a few places so we'll probably do that.  Guess I better get crackin' since tomorrow is our last day!
Card details:
Stamps: Icons Sentiments and Teacher (retired) from Clear & Simple Stamps, 
Old Fashioned Afternoon from Sweet Stamp Shop
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, My Mind's Eye True Blue, Confetti White
Inks: Dish All the Dirt Brown, copics
Embellishments: Gold Brads


TenSGal said...

I haven't had to do teacher gifts in years and years (sorta sad, in a way!) I do remember when my son decided it wasn't cool to give gifts but I think that was in high school. He brought leis back from Hawaii for his teachers when he was in middle school and that was all his idea!
I have a friend who is a teacher and she said her favorite gift was always a gift card!
Love your card...as usual you rock...so cute and creative!

Pauline said...

What a fab teacher card, I love the fun papers and image, it will be appreciated by those hard working teachers.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! I love your papers & design.

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