Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Paradise Thank You~
End of year time at school is a whirlwind of activity....Morgan's last day is tomorrow so it's been finals week around here. Of course Brett doesn't think it's fair she gets out tomorrow and he has to wait until next week. A reminder that she starts a week earlier does nothing to pacify him either. Such is the life of a 1o year old. :)
Morgan has had some really great teachers this year and wanted to acknowledge them with a little end of year gift. I made these 4.25 square gift card holder cards and matching envelopes for her to take into her teachers. Inside are coffee cards or sandwich shop cards. The idea for the matching envelopes came from a couple of sources. My friend Bevie referred me to a blog, The Creative Closet, that showcased them and then my friend Mish added her own twist, and finally here is my twist; the cards have a little decorated pocket to tuck a gift card inside.. Next time I'll follow Mish's advice and make the cards 4" square, it's a snug fit once you get the gift cards inside.
The stamping is pretty simple and doesn't need much explanation. I did keep it all flat, no dimensional foam *GASP* as they would be inside a backpack until the intended class and recipient. I didn't want anything to fall off or get smooshed, you know? To create the pocket is really simple. Just cut your card stock to 4.25 x 9.5, score at 4.25 and 8.5, fold up the pocket and adhere the sides. Add a patterned paper strip for added interest. Surfboard and Palm tree images are from Paradise Found being released tomorrow over at Cornish Heritage Farms, the other images come from Summer Fun and Making the Grade. All by Kim Hughes, love her whimsical images!
Tucked into Morgan's backpack, these went off to school today
Supplies: Stamps: Paradise Found (available June 5th!) , Summer Fun, Making the Grade by Kim Hughes for Cornish Heritage Farms Ink: ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inks Lime Pastel, Yellow Citrus, Olive Pastel, Chesnut Roan, Rouge, Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Natural White, Prismatics Island Mist Dark, Papaya Puree Dark, Baby Blue Light, Intense Kiwi, Baby Blue Medium, Patterned Paper: Double Vision by Creative Imaginations,Torn and Reaction from the Static Collection by Crate Paper, Accessories: EK 1" circle punch, EK corner rounder, envelopes, envelope glue