Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Pretty Simple Notecards For a Wonderful Teacher

On day 4 of Sharon's Celebration party Deb Saaranen issued a challenge to create a simple gift of packaged note cards for a teacher or acquaintence. I made this set for the lady who was my first teacher many years ago when I started Montessori School. We have kept in touch all this time. In fact, she sent me an e-mail the other day with her "reveal" of my first day of school - in September of 1968! Ack! : ) I used burgundy CS for the base card again, rounded the lower corners. The DP is from Anna Griffin. I used three different coordinating papers for the "ribbon", with different border punch on each. There are 8 cards, 2 with the green and 3 of the other two colors. Used JustRite Special Occasion font in one of the Damask borders. Cut those out with Spellbinders circle Nestabilities, then a mat from scalloped circle. Added tiny pearls above and below the letter. These cards went together very quickly. I also put the initial in smaller font on the return address part of the envelope - can see it there with the cards. The box was made from the burgundy CS. The top was covered to match the cards. I cut a strip of the yellow paper and on one end used the ribbon punch. Threaded the burgundy ribbon through that and attached the strip to the box top over the ribbon. It then wraps around the bottom of the box and ties on top. The medallion was made JustRite monogram stamper and border, spelling out her name, with tiny decorative stamp from Brayton font set, and then a tiny pearl. All layers were cut with Nesties. It is actually a little card, with that final shimmery scallop attached to a circle of CS cut on the fold so it opens and I have written a message to my teacher. :)

Stamps: JustRite Special Occasions font and border, Brayton set, Damask border (how about that product placement behind the box). hee hee.
Paper: Anna Griffin DP, Hot Off the Press DP, The Paper Studio CS.
Ink: Colorbox Queues.
Accessories: Ribbon, Spellbinders, ribbon, tiny pearls, border punches, envelopes.


Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

How yummy and fun for the teachers. OMG how funny that she sent you an email about 1968. The dp is gorgeous! Have a wonderful day!

Curt in Carmel said...

This set is so beautiful! This is so coincidental, but I just finished a set of note cards for Jay's Mom for her birthday and used the same Just Rite border for the monogram! I'll have a pic of them up in a few days. You did a wonderful job with these! Best, Curt

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh WOW ..these are gorgeous!! I LOVE that paper. I don't have any left myself ... must purchase more. These are beautiful and she is going to LOVE them!!! Thanks for playing in the challenge!

Charlene said...

These are gorgeous...lunch recipient.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

These are stunning -- that paper is beautiful!!!