Here it is August, and “Back-to-School” time has arrived. Teachers have already been hard at work preparing for the new school year. Stampin’ Up! has the perfect products for making handcrafted cards and small gifts. I’ve chosen to make a thank you card using the Hand Delivered stamp set and the Thank You die.
I knew I wanted to use the teacher with her books, and the words Thank You, but I needed a background. Since lined notebook paper screams “school,” I devised an easy way to create it. Using the Stampin’ Up grid pad paper (p.206, #130148) and a ruler, I used a Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends marker to draw straight lines across a piece of 5 1/4″X 4″ Whisper White cardstock.
TIP: Starting your line to the left of the cardstock prevents a blob of ink on the edge.
Next, I used the Thank You die to cut the word from my newly created “notebook paper.”
Then, I glued this to a piece of Whisper White cardstock with identical measurements.
For the eclipse effect, I triple layered “Thank You,” and placed it back in its hole. Also, I saved the three largest cut-out pieces and returned them to their places, trashing the smaller bits. I used a stylus to press the three pieces into place.
Coloring the teacher and her stack of books with Stampin’ Blends was next. I used 13 colors, so didn’t list them individually in my supply list, but they are available at my store. After coloring, the books were hand cut, and raised on dimensionals. The teacher is framed in Night of Navy cardstock, matching the card base.
My teacher is put on a pedestal using Foam Adhesive strips.
The sentiment inside saying, “You are wonderful” matches the cursive in “Thank You,” and expresses how I feel. It’s from the Rooted in Nature stamp set.
For more love, I added three Real Red hearts on the inside, and Real Red heart DSP to decorate the envelope flap.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, showing a teacher some love. Have a great day!