Showing posts with label Theme - Back to School / Teacher Appreciation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Theme - Back to School / Teacher Appreciation. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Sweet n' Sassy "Bookmarks and Bits"

Guess what ???  My daughter is coming to visit!!!   I'm so excited.  She and her boyfriend, David are flying in from Colorado and visiting for a week.  So today I'm sharing the bookmarks I made for her 5th grade class.  As soon as I seen Sweet n' Sassy's "Bookmarks and Bits" I had to have it.  Aren't these images so cute!!

I do need to give some credit though.  I only designed 3 of them.  The cute one with the paper air planes was designed by Bridget @ "Bridget's Paper Blessings" HERE.

Have a great day!
hugs, Melisa

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Back to School

As I mentioned in my earlier post today ... I'm working on cards for my sweet girl and I'm going to try and send her 1 a week.  She just finished her first week teaching!  She loves her 5th grade class and is having so much fun.

I used a really old stamp set by The Paper Studio and it includes cute little school images.  I paper pieced the pencils, and tied them together with twine.  This was not easy!  I created my own sentiment, my daughter likes puns.  You could easily find these images to create your own teacher cards.  I googled pencil image coloring book and found lots of outline images that you could use to paper piece.  HERE Coloring book images are usually copy right free.  Or see a list of links below for great school digital stamps / files.

The apple and A+ are part of the same older stamp set.  But the notebook paper (Hero Arts)
and decorative tape (Stampin' Up) images are current.  

The sentiment :
1.  Create the sentiment in a word doc. and print it out on regular copy paper.  Trim image leaving about 1/2 border along the top (you will be taping the image over the copy)
2.  Stamp the notebook paper on light weight cardstock (Target) because i didn't want to have problems with it feeding through the printer and I wanted to be able to see through it.
3.  Hold the copy with the notebook image over it in front of a window.
4.  Rotate the notebook paper so that the sentiment will print at an angle on the notebook paper image.
5.  Secure image in place with light tack tape (I use "Magic Tape") over the copy.  
6.  Run this through your printer.
7.  Sentiment is now printed on notebook paper image.  Remove tape and finish trimming image.

FUN Digital Stamp files for teachers :

from The Cutting Cafe :
Pencil Shaped Card (I'm definitely making this one for her)
All About School Printables (This one includes an apple)
School Days Printable Stamp Set -(includes a pencil)

Fred She Said :

The Stamping Boutique :

You can check out all my Back to School / Teacher Appreciation Projects HERE.
I have some links to FREE word art downloads I created in these post!

Have a great week!!



Sentimental Sundays - one layer
Word Art Wednesday - "Teach me, O Lord, the way of the statutes : and I shall keep it unto the end"  Psalms 119:33
CASual Friday's - buttons
SCS free for all (fri) - back to school

Thursday, October 6, 2011

NEW Challenges over at SpeedyTV

Hello Paper Crafters. Today I'm sharing a card that is a gift card holder as well. Hopefully you can see the pocket I created.  I used a credit card as a guide to create the area that is cut in.  This one was created for the very first SpeedyTV challenge!  There will be weekly challenges (monday) and we would love to have you join us.  The theme this week is masculine, and you can check it out HERE.

And if you haven't done so, don't forget to friend me HERE.
I'm drawing 3 names for all my new friends to receive gifts on Oct. 25th!
You can check out my page HERE.


Project Details

Stamps : Mark's Finest Papers "Here Comes the Grad"
Patterned Paper : My Mind's Eye "Lush"
Ribbon : Offray
Copic Markers : E23, E35, E37, E99, Y06, B97, B99, N1

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Back to School

9x9 Layout

Good Morning Paper Crafters!  Today I'm sharing a 9 x 9 layout designed using my sweet husbands 1st grade class photo.  I don't even remember 1st grade, do you???  And I don't have a photo, so I would love to tell you that I just love my teacher, if I could only remember her, HA!  What about you??  Can you remember any of the Elementary years??   But ...  I'm sure I was a little angel, enthusiastic about learning and very obedient ...  every teachers dream, teehee. 

The "Little Red Wagon" stamp set was just perfect for this layout.  You can use the boy or girl image and there are so many cute items to load the wagon up with.  There is a birthday cake, valentine hearts, pumpkins and more!  A fun sentiment for a friend when creating a card  using this image would be "When you wagon is full, I'll help you pull".  You can check out this set HERE

"Little Red Wagon" looks great combined  with Kaiser Crafts "Class of '87" 12 x 12 paper collection for this layout.   I used "Timeless Tables", "Show and Tale", and "Sports Day" from the patterned paper collection, along with the matching rub-ons.  The line comes with  some other great embellishments and a 6 x 6 paper pad as well, HERE.


My sweetie is the short little guy standing by the teacher with the crew cut.  
What a handsome little guy he was.  Still is!!

Project Details
Stamps : Pink Persimmon "Little Red Wagon"
Patterned Paper / Rub-ons : Kaiser Crafts
Border Punch : Fiskars
Trim red patterned paper 9 x 9".  I  used only certain horizontal strips from the "Sports Day" sheet and combined them to create the bottom part of the background.  Trim background patterned paper slightly smaller than 9 x 9 and adhere to red cardstock base.  Doodle around edges.  Ink edges of photo with red ink.  Use scalloped border punch to create a border from red cardstock.  Adhere to bottom backside of photo.  Adhere green ribbon.  Adhere photo to page.  Stamp Little Red Wagon's boy, stack of books, and wagon on white cardstock.  Color with markers.  I paper pieced the shorts because I didn't have the correct shade of blue to match.  Adhere to layout.  Trim just the "A" and "B" sections of the "Show and Tell" patterned paper sheet and adhere to layout.  Doodle around edges.  Embellish rest of page with rub-ons and buttons.


You can view more of my Pink Persimmon projects HERE.
You can view more of my Scrapbook Layouts HERE.

You can view more of my Back to School / Teacher Appreciation projects HERE.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

CardMaker Mag Publication Teacher Gift Set

Good Morning!  Today I am sharing a Teacher Gift set.  You can find a slightly altered version in the May issue of CardMaker Magazine and as one of the featured projects on the CardMaker Magazine site HERE.  The chipboard on this set was discontinued, so I had to make a few changes.  The "A+ Teacher" and "for my teacher" sentiments are FREE downloads you can get at the bottom of my sidebar.  The gift boxes are from Creative Cuts and More.

And here is a photo of the changes I made:

I substituted some digital images.  I used "Apple for Teacher" digi set by Fred She Said and "Back to School Desk" by The Stamping Boutique.

Thanks for stopping by!


You can view more of my Back to School / Teacher Appreciation projects HERE.

You view more Gift Bags / Boxes HERE.

You can view more of my Creative Cuts and More projects

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Back to School Teacher Gift Card and Gift Box

It's that time of year again.  This weekend is the tax free weekend for shopping since the kids here is Spring go back to school next week.  My DH ask if I was going to go out and do any shopping.  I quickly responded "have you lost your mind??".  teehee.  I do not like to shop in crowds and this weekend it going to be crazy with everyone getting ready for the start of new school year.  Instead I thought I would just stay home and create something with the Back to School theme.
Today I'm sharing with you these really cute apple window products from Creative Cuts and More.  It's important to start the school year off right by letting our teachers know how much we appreciate them.  This ensemble includes a card and gift box.  I created the sentiments using word boxes.  I sharing it over on the left column under "Word Art".  Click the link and you will be able to download it and print on an 8.5 x 11" cardstock sheet.  I don't have a way to seperate each sentiment, so you have to print the full sheet, sorry.  But, hey, it's free.  If you choose to download it, please leave me a comment.  I'm just wondering how many people would be interested.

This card comes with the apple window and scalloped border across the front.  I also used an Apple die cut as well.  It's actually attached to the inside of the card so you can see it through the window.  I lined the circle tag on the inside with the one on the outside, so that it can not be seen through the window.  CCM also sells Apple Window Mini Scrapbooks as well.  Check out all their "Apple" products HERE.

These gift boxes are so cute!!  They come with a variety of shaped windows.  It's called Apple Window Square Box 01.  And it comes with the acetate.


To get create a patterned paper panel for the front of the box or card:
Trim your pattern paper down to the size square or rectangle you would like on the front.  Slide the pattern paper inside the card in the position you would want it on the outside.  I secured the one for the box with 2 pieced of tape to keep it in place.  Then trace the window shape on the patterned paper.  Pull patterned paper out and lightly trace another pencil line around the edges of this one, approximately 1/8".  This will be your cut line and will give you a border.

Ink edges of patterned paper panel and along edges of inside of window.  Use a border punch to create a border.  The one I used is by EK Success.  It has this tiny little scalloped border.  Create sentiment tag and adhere.

Fold the edges along the score lines and use a bone folder over them to get a good crease.  Use your Killer Red Tacky Tape (also available at CCM) to adhere the flaps, creating the box top.  Do the same for the bottom portion of the box.  Adhere acetate on the inside of box.  Now that I'm done with mine, I realize that I could have adnered the acetate down on top of the apple window on the outside of the box before adhering my patterned paper.  This would have been neater.

I hope you were inspired today!!
I will add more "Word Art" over in the left column as I create them.  They are free, but I would appreciate a comment letting me know you downloaded, if you do.

I hope you are having a beautifully blessed weekend!!


You can view more of my Back to School / Teacher Appreciation projects HERE.

You can view more of my Containers / Gift Boxes HERE.

You can view more of my Creative Cuts and More projects HERE.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Back to School ...

Back to school is right around the corner for some of you.  But I'm done with all that, woooowhoooo!!  When my children were in school I did my best to always support and let there teachers know how much we appreciated them, especially my son, teehee. (ADHD, need I say more).  He put many a grey hair hairs in some heads.  I keep telling him "I can't wait til YOU have children!".

This set is perfect for letting those teachers know how much you appreciate them.  And you can start with a "Welcome Back" card.  Send it in with the LONG list of class supplies, you know, the kleenex, pencils, paper, I'm surprised they don't just put toilet paper on the list, teehee.

This one is from another new release from Mark's Finest Papers.  You can check this one out on 7/16.  There will be a blog hop with lots more idea's from their fabulous DT on this day!
Have I mentioned that they host fun challenges as well every Saturday HERE.

Stamp Set : Mark's Finest Papers  Apples and Camellia
Ink : VersaFine Onyx Black
Clear embossing powder on the title
DP : it's ancient, possible 10 years old, I love it when I use something from my stash!
Cardstock probably Bazzill
Die : Spellbinders Circle and Scalloped Circles  SA114/SA124
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Border Punch : Fiskars Treading Waters
Buttons : Unknown
Ribbon : Mark's Finest Papers
Charm : Mark's Finest Papers

Technique / Tip
My apple charm came gold.  You can customize it to match your card colors with your Copic Markers.  I used R29 and YG03 on my little apple charm.

You can view more of my Back to School / Teacher Appreciation projects HERE.
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