Thursday, May 13, 2010

If You're Reading This--Thank a Teacher

It's that time of year again. School is fixing to be out and teachers are heading home for a much needed reprieve! Before they go, many of you like to show your appreciation for all their hard work getting your kiddos ready for the next level. With a couple of digis from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, I was able to present the perfect teacher appreciation card.
The background paper is part of a digital stamp set called LSS School Papers. This one is printed onto PTI Vintage Cream cardstock with a little sponging distress around the edges. The central image is part of the LSS School Rules digital stamp set. I colored the image with my copics and then cut out most of it with my cuttlebug and nestabilities dies. I framed the image with black cardstock to create a chalkboard look. I used a scrap of SU Striped Grosgrain ribbon behind the image and a few SU Ruby Red ( a retiring color) brads. Then, I took a small binder clip and added the "thank you" sentiment to the top of the card.
Be sure to check out the LSS store and click on the Lindsay's Stamp Stuff blog roll to the right to see what all the other members of the design team have cooked up for this week! Have a zippy day!
Project Recipe
Paper: SU Ruby Red and Black CS, PTI Vintage Cream CS, Gina K White Pure Luxury CS
Stamps: LSS School Rules and School Papers, Verve (sentiment)
Tools: Cuttlebug, copic markers, Spellbinders Classic Rectangles Nestabilities, sponge, SU Tab punch
Embellishments: SU Ruby Red brads, binder clip (Walmart), SU Black Striped Grosgrain ribbon