Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thank You Teacher

Hello Everyone!!!  It's that crazy time of year when we have so much going on, Carols, Christmas Shopping, parties and so on - but for those of us in Australia with children, it is also the last week of school!  The last week has been a blur and I'm sorry I haven't been posting as often, but with everything going on, I haven't been able to keep up!  Yesterday my son finished his Prep year - in January he will be in Year 1!  How time flies!!!  For end of year teacher gifts I usually make a journal and card (and considering my Prep boy had a teacher and two assistants - that's 3 sets!) and this is what I made for his teacher this year.
The card is a base of Very Vanilla and layered with black and some Kaisercraft After Five paper.  The middle panel is black, red and more After Five.  Across the middle I've punched a piece of black on both sides with a Fiskars Lace border punch and topped with some wide red satin ribbon.  For my feature panel, I made up the sentiment using the 15pt Times New Roman Font and a 2" Circle Mount.  The circular border is from Seeds of Kindness and the flower centre is from the brand new Cling set called Garden Fairy Seeds.  Love these new Cling sets - they stamp beautifully and they come on storage sheets that fit PERFECTLY inside the new Mini Binder Boxes!  Thank goodness, because I don't know about you - but my stamps are breeding and I needed something to keep them organised - and even better, they are on sale until December 30th!!
I asked the teacher what her favourite colour was (she said red) and incorporated it into the journal.  Once again I used the After Five DP to cover the front, then added a panel of red topped with more After Five DP and then added some red ribbon over the side.  Through the middle I've added a piece of red punched on both sides with the Fiskars Lace border punch and topped with white embossed with Swiss Dots.  I created the name using the retired SU set Headline Alphabet and then added some red Kaisercraft Flowers topped with Snow Pearls to each side.  (Note to self - make sure you buy more paper when making a journal so that the card will match better!)

That's all I have today - my eldest is finishing Year 3 today and I'm hoping for a little quiet time with all of the school stuff out of the way, but with 3 kids then at home, I don't know --- what do you think??  Thanks for visiting today!!  :)

7 comments:

cindy said...

Super cute. I just love it.

Marisa said...

Love the journal and the card. Know the feeling re: not enough DP LOL! Hang in there with the busy season you have, especially with kids home (((hugs))!

Leigh said...

Wow, I'm sure any teacher would love to have a gift like that Kathy. Gorgeous.

Edna Morrisedie said...

I'm sure the teachers will enjoy the personalised things Kathy... and I like the same same but different BG papers between card and book!

DebraK said...

Awesome card--I just love it! It is very "classy"!

Janie Printz said...

Kathy this is such a wonderful gift made from the heart ... The teacher is going to treasure it always. I LOVE how you personalized it with her name ....I've tried using those little letters like that but know there must be a trick to getting such a great impression all the way around. Do you have any tips ?
Hugs, Janie

Janie Printz said...

Beautiful card & I LOVE how you personalized it ... How did you get such a perfect impression around the sentiment? There must be a trick to it cuz mine isn't perfect like yours... I LOVE the look but need a little help making it stamp all the way around the same. Any suggestions ...
Hugs, Janie

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