School Bus and Desk Card

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Here’s a card and gift for the end of the school year! I made the card using my Cameo Silhouette machine and downloaded the desk card from there.
The bus (which holds treats or a gift card in the back end) tutorial can be found HERE.

End of School Year!

Can you tell what’s on my mind? END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR! Well, in a couple of weeks anyways!

Here’s a card I did for my downline group. Each month our “Star of the Month” weSTAMPER gets to choose a sketch and then we all play along! Here was the sketch design chosen this month.

The “apples” were made with the cupcake punch, and then trimming the cherry stem down a bit to make it look like an apple.

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School Bus Gift Card Holder!

Price: $3.95

Here is my newest tutorial, just in time for Teacher Appreciation and END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR!

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It’s hard to believe the school year is winding down! Here’s a fun and creative way to say THANK YOU to your teacher or bus driver! The back of the bus opens up so you can stick a gift card or treat inside.

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Teacher RAK

One of the reasons I am so excited for school to start is to start giving teacher gifts!! 🙂 I saw this idea on Julie Pitta’s blog HERE.
Next trip was to my local Target store to find the marker board. Found it in the dollar spot! SCORE! I was able to use the Crop-a-Dile to put jumbo eyelets through the marker board. I attached the marker board pen to the board with sticky velcro.

Guest Designer for OCC!

I’m sure many of you know Wendy Janson, who is a super creative stamper AND a CONVENTION DISPLAY DESIGNER! Wendy contacted me to see if I wanted to be OCC’s guest designer this month! WOWZA!! Of course, I did not feel WORTHY of this, but was excited to accept the challenge! What an honor to be asked!
Each Friday during the month of August I will be displaying a project, using the “theme” that was sent to me. This week’s project was to feature a project with a “Back To School” theme. I came up with this idea using CORK as part of the focal point. I was so excited when Stampin’ Up started carrying cork in their line of products!

Note how I used the brad on this. It is simulating a “tac”, so it is literally just pushed into the cork.

I hope you enjoyed the project, and look forward to sharing again with you again next week!

Stamp Club Project

Here is one of the projects we did at my Stamp Clubs this month. When I saw Becky Robert’s card HERE, using the cork with the Top Note die, I knew I had to play around with that concept! Here is what I came up with, pretty close case of Becky’s. (THANKS BECKY!)

Note how the brad is just stuck in so it resembles a tac. If you are mailing this card, I would recommend flattening the brad out how you would normally attach a brad. If you are hand delivering, I think the “tac”-look goes along with the theme better. Or is that “TAC”KY? LOLSome of you have asked about the paper I used. I made my own school paper on my computer and then printed onto Whisper White cardstock. You can download the pdf file for the paper FREE!The link for the pdf for the inside piece of school paper is HERE. The pdf for the outside piece of school paper is HERE.Inside:
Recipe:Stamp Sets: Every Little Bit, Just for You
Paper: Basic Black, Cork (page 205 of catalog), Whisper White, Real Red, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Real Red
Accessories: Punches: 1 1/4”/1 3/8” Circles, Small Scallop, Large Scallop, Spiral Border, Top Note Die, Yellow Ribbon, Black Brad

Teacher Appreciation Week

I’m so far behind in my posting!! Here is one of the items I gave to Brady’s Kindergarten teacher during Teacher Appreciation Week. She likes containers to hold lots of things in her class, so thought a teacher/themed one might be fun for her.

I just used tacky glue and glued pencils around a glass container!

Girl’s Night Out Back to School Projects!

Hey all you mom’s whose kids are back in school! How about joining us for a “Back to School” class, where we will make some fun teacher appreciation cards and gifts! At this class we will be making a total of 8 projects.

We will be making:
– Lunch bag (cute way to package a gift for a teacher! You can personalize this in class)
– Hershey nugget candy treat box (nuggets wrapped in school themed paper)
– Thank you gift card holder designed to look like a composition book
– Blank card to write your own personalized message — designed to look like a library card
– 2 coordinating envelopes for cards
– Legal pad decorated (what teacher doesn’t need a pad of paper for LISTS?)
-Pen decorated in school themed colors

August 31st at 6:30pm
Class fee: $20

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If you are an out of towner and would like a kit, please email me!! The kit will be $25 for out of towners to allow extra $ for postage.

Another Teacher Gift

My neighbor is a substitute teacher and wanted to get her name out to the school teachers so when they need a sub they can call her. (You can find the pattern to these boxes on Nancy Morgan’s website HERE.) She was going to hand out business cards, but I suggested something a little more memorable (and CHOCOLATEY) so they would remember her.

I came up with this design to look “schoolish”. The back of the box has a piece of square cardstock with my friend’s info on it.

Stamp Set: Tart and Tangy
Paper: Basick Black, Summer Sun, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive
Accessories: Scallop Circle/1 3/8″ Circle/1 1/4″ Circle Punches, Non SU Ribbon, Non SU Ruler paper, Hershey Nuggets, Paper Shred