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!! :)