Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Book Easel Card for a Special Teacher!

It is HOT HOT HOT here, and I think it's affecting my mojo, so today I'm going to show you something a made a little bit ago and hadn't posted yet!

I made this Book Easel card for one of our Favorite Teachers at my Daughter's School. She was my older Daughter Rachel's basketball Coach and she taught Olivia in Kindergarten and Grade One. Olivia loves her, and she's definitely one of those teachers that will often be mentioned as The Teacher who made a difference! Unfortunately due to dropping #'s in enrollment, she will be teaching at a new school come September, and it will be a huge loss for our school! I really wanted to make her something special, and this card seemed to fit!

One of my favorite blogs to visit is Valita's Designs and Fresh Folds, and that's where I found the Book Easel card. She even has a video tutorial! Check out her blog for lots of cool techniques and ideas.

The base is real red with a layer of so saffron, and then dp I found that I thought was cool because it said Grade One on it. Unfortunately most of it is covered...oh well!

The worm is a Snag;em stamp from Michaels, and I found the apple stamp in the $1.50 (Cdn) section at Michaels. Both images were coloured with copics.

I put crystal effects on the worms glasses and the read part of the apple.

On the inside, and made the apple core with heart punches.

The last pic is a side shot, and it folds down to fit in a 5.5 x 4.25 envelope!

Next up is a quick card I made for a friend of the Family.

He just finished Highschool and is off to College in September.

I looked up his school colours online, and found they were Black white and purple.

The card base is black with a layer of white and a layer of dp from the Memory Keepers - Teen Angst pad.

The sentiment is from an old SU set, All Year Cheer 1. They look kinda blue in the photo, but the stars and elegant eggplant.

I was thinking while making this that those star punches are soooo handy, and can be used for almost any occasion! I'm glas I got them when I did.

I'm thinking this is going to be one of those posts where I either have too much space between paragraphs or too little, so I apoligize now, I can't figure out how to change it! Well I can change it, in the draft section but when I press publish I never know whats going to happen!!!

Have a Great Day, and stay cool!


valita said...

love what you've done with the easel card looks great!! :) Valita

Corie said...

WOW this is so fantastic -- I just LOVE it!!