Category Archives: School

Apple for my teacher

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Happy Labor Day! In Ohio, school has been back in session for over 3 weeks but back in the day we started after Labor Day.  I made this card for my dear friend who is a 1st grade teacher that puts her heart and soul into her classroom.  I started with a real red base and then layered a piece of retired Stampin Up DSP that  looks like the old paper we practiced cursive writing on. I used the Thoughtful Branches #143539 stampset to stamp the grass, apples and leaves.   For the sun, I used the Swirly Bird stampset #141749. To finish the tree  I cut the leaves and apples with the coordinating Beautiful Branches Thinlits #143538.  For the sentiment, I stamped it from the The Thoughtful Branches stampset and added a handcut banner and stapled it to the writing paper.  Good luck to all the teachers and students starting a fresh new school year.

The Thoughtful Branches and the Beautiful Branches Framelits were supposed to be available only in the month of August bur Stampin Up has extended it until supplies run out.  So there is still time but no way to tell how long the Bundle will last.

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Back To School

2015_09_06IMG_9089 When I opened the Schoolhouse DSP from the Stampin Up catalog I knew I was going to use the ABC sheet and make back to school cards.  Our whole adult family loves back to school time because that means shopping for cool school supplies. I mean you are never too old for paper, pens, clip boards, Sharpies, staplers etc or are you? I also knew that I wanted to use the Stampin Up For the Teacher stamp set that I ordered over 3 years ago and never used.

So I set out to make a card for my friend that is a dedicated 1st grade teacher.  I messed around with the stamp set and could not come up with a design so I googled and blogged and alas I found the cute idea for the clip board and pencil on a fellow demonstrators -Pink Buckaroo, blog. I combined her layout and was able to use my For The Teacher stampset.  The fun feature for the clipboard is that I used the silver foil paper from Stampin Up and the Scalloped Tag Topper #133324. For the pencil I used the Handpicked Framelits #137361.  Thanks for the inspiration Pink Buckaroo.

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