Monday, May 17, 2010

Shower Invites

Are you looking for some ideas for invites? I have few different options pictured below. My sister asked me to make some shower invites for a shower that she was hosting and these are ideas I came up with using their colors of pink and brown. (personal info was whited out)

This one is a pocket invite and uses craft ink for the flowers from the Fifth Avenue stamp set on the chocolate chip pocket so that it shows up.

This one uses only a 1/4 sheet of cardstock of chocolate chip, regal rose and whisper white. Fifth Avenue stamp set was used for the flowers.

Of course I had to use my Big Shot on a couple of samples:) The top was embossed with a polka dots folder and the flower was made using the Simple Flower embosslit die. A half back pearl was added in the middle of the flower.

This card is the same as the above except I used a flourish embossing folder.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Thank You Cards

My mother-in-law asked me to make 30 thank you cards for her to give to the ladies that helped her at church. Her only requirement was that they needed to have a cross on them. This is what I came up with using the Refuge and Strength set. I used some retired colors, and some that are coming out of retirement (Wild Wasabi, River Rock, Riding Hood Red!). Have a wonderful Sunday!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Teacher Appreciation Post #2

Remember the square scallop cards I posted a while back?
I made a set of 6 for my kids' teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week. Since there were layers of flowers and gem brads on them, the 6 together were bulky. My dilemma was how to package them so they would be cute! I decided to revert back to the brown paper lunch bag...fitting for school:) I rolled the top of the bags down a couple of times and then tied the wide striped grosgrain around the bag and attached a flower to match the cards inside. I thought they turned out cute. I know that I would love to get a package like this:)!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Farewell Gift for Student Teacher

My son, Noah, had a student teacher this spring and today is her last day. The class is having a celebration, so of course I had to make something for her! I took some designer paper (non-SU) that Noah picked out and covered a composition notebook for her and stamped the definition for inspire on white cardstock and that layered it onto 2 square scallops that I adhered together to make a rectangle. I tied some celery satin ribbon on the edge of the notebook. On the first page, Noah wrote a thank you to her and I included a note for her as to the use for the notebook (if she chooses!). It is my hope that she will use this notebook to have students write her notes and/or for her to write down some of her own personal teaching stories that she doesn't want to forget. For the gift bag, I took a plain white bag and decorated it with flowers that were cut out of the same designer paper used on the notebook. I used the Flower Folds Die from the big shot. It was then adhered to the middle of the bag. This is a great way to make a matching bag for a present! Please overlook the not-so-good pictures...I was taking them at the last minute as we were trying to get out the door for school. Thanks for looking -

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Once again I apologize for the lapse in my blog posts. I have been stamping and have some fun things to show you. I just need to get the photos taken, cropped and posted:)

Last week was teacher appreciation week, so I stamped a few things to give to my kids' teachers. Unfortunately, I only got things made for their homeroom teachers, but I hope to give something to all of their teachers before the end of the year! (So, Jennifer if you are reading this, you will get something!). My feeling is that even though teacher appreciation week has passed, you can thank a teacher ANYTIME and should. Teachers have a special place in my heart for a few reasons...I use to teach before I had kids (ages ago!), my sister is a teacher, I still have great memories of my own grade school and high school teachers, my kids have been blessed with wonderful teachers, and when I go in to help out in the classrooms, I'm amazed once again of all the hard work a teacher is expected to do. So, this is a shout out to all of the teachers...THANK YOU!

Okay, on to the project.....

I had bought the Thoroughly Modern File Folders from Stampin' Up! months ago with the intentions of converting them into a pocket folder to hold a notepad, pen and cards and finally got around to doing that for Teacher Appreciation Week. I followed directions on a couple of different blogs to convert the file folder. If you do a search in google, you can easily find directions. I ended up making 3 matching cards. I used the Movers and Shapers Die along with the Thoroughly Modern Designer Paper to make some quick cards. I did not add any ribbon as to keep the "bulk" to a minimum. The notepad top is covered with designer paper and I added designer paper to an RSVP pen so that everything would match. If you have any questions, let me know. I posted a lot of pictures below...Enjoy-