Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Another Teacher Thank You

We had another teacher to thank, Ms.Vicky, who was just simply wonderful to work with this year! She is kind, thoughtful, and really had our son's best interest at heart. I do not think I could say enough nice things about her. Just like with Ms. Connors, we really lucked out!

For Ms. Vicky, I decided to make her Lauren's Captured Card Case and fill it with.....cards! This was the first time I used this template and I was delighted to find that it is Beyond Easy!! I made this in the wee hours of the morning, one night before school was out and even with lacking sleep, it was still super easy. I filled it with this, this, this, and this card. Initially, I was going to make a cute matching set, but as a lot of you know how fast the last couple weeks of school can fly by, I ran out of time. I didn't want to short change this fabulous teacher though and still wanted to give her handmade cards, so I just pulled from some that I already made.

K&Company's Brenda Walton Mira Specialty Paper Pad has the most fabulous papers I think I've seen in a paper pad! I had sworn off paper pads/stacks/slabs since I so often forget to use them and while they can bring the price of patterned paper Way down, if I'm not using them, then its not only a waste of money, but of storage space as well. However, this pad has tickled me so much that I'm running out of the first one I bought several months ago and actually went out and bought a second one recently!! The patterned paper with the bird came from a piece in that pack. I cut it down and then to add just a little bit of interest, I used the burnished glitter technique from Spike, which I learned from my friend Dana at Paperdaydream (you should see the Gorgeous butterfly with dry embossing she put on her blog yesterday!). I burnished glitter on the birdy's eye and her branch, both with Martha Stewart glitter.

I hope everyone is having a fantastic day so far! The sun has amazingly decided to come out and play today.......it didn't shine through the overcast sky until after 5pm yesterday. Would you believe that?! On June 1st?! It was a surprise, but the kidlets and I had a really fun day yesterday and as I listen to them play with a tub full of cars and airplanes, making every sound effect possible, I'm hoping for another great one! Just wanted to wish you one as well and thank all who craft some time to for a little blog surfing, a little creativity, and a little play! I know I will! :>

Cardstock: Kraft, Dark Chocolate, New Leaf - PTI
Patterned Paper: Brena Walton Mira Specialty Paper Pad - K&Co.
Glitter: Aquamarine Crystal, Brownstone - Martha Stewart
Template: Captured Card Case - PTI


  1. You SURE got your craft on, girl! Great stuff and a really fun post! Those teachers are feeling spoiled and loved, no doubt! Wonderful work and thanks for reminding me that I really have to try Lauren's templates!

  2. Very, very cute box! Love it!

    And yes, isn't So You Think You Can Dance hilarious? I watch it because I THINK I can dance, though I am sure that Nygel would tell me otherwise ;)

  3. Hi Karen! Thank you for checking out (and leaving a comment on) my blog. Sometimes I feel like I am writing to myself, so comments are a plus, haha! Super cute teacher gift. I just bought this template today so i'm going to have to make something with it soon. :)

  4. Your teacher gifts (and cards) are just so beautiful! I love the bird on the front of the box, too cute.

  5. I think I might have every pad of the K&co double sided paper out and I love it! Esp the Christmas one they had last year...I should have bought two! Thanks for the sweet comments you left on my blog BTW:)

    I like the pads bc at that price you can always make envelopes out of the, yes, I enable;)

  6. Hey, Karen! Love this box! And you decorated and filled it beautifully!

  7. Love it! What a great gift. You did a wonderful job on it.

  8. Love this! The paper inside is so bright and cheerful - what a special gift for a wonderful teacher. It's so nice when a teacher just "clicks" with your child it makes for such a positive learning experience.

  9. Yay for templates! I am so glad you are using these because you know how to make them sing....or tweet as is the case here. What gorgeous paper! And I love how you fancied it up a bit with some bling...thanks for the blog post nod too! This reminds me I have to try this technique again. YOu sure do have lucky teachers at your school.

  10. what another awesome gift. one of graces teachers told me that she loves the cards more than any gift because they are so useful. and of course so special

  11. This is so pretty! I am sure the teacher just loved it! I really liked your other teacher gift as well.

    School ends here on Thursday. I have yet to do anything...sigh...need to get a move on!!


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