Teacher cards 2013 - instalment #1

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Last week on my Facebook page, I posted a sneaky peek of one of the cards I made for my girls' teachers with a promise that I would be over here on my blog sharing the whole lot this week.

So here I am, and I'm so excited to share with you some of the cards that have been consuming a lot of my time these past couple of weeks, along with all the other stuff that the end of a school year brings with it.

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This is the card that I created for my big girl's lovely Year Five teacher.  It (as is the case for all of the teacher cards that I will be sharing over the next few posts) is a larger card than standard, the base being a whole sheet of A4 card stock folded in half.  This allowed for all of the kids to sign it and write their message of gratitude for a fantastic year.

It's themed around the gorgeously grungy Soho Subway Designer Series Paper, so my colour inspiration comes directly from that.  The all new and incredibly fabulous Envelope Punch Board also allowed me to create a big ol' envelope using the same DSP to house the card and keep to the theme as well.

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A fun way that I added some texture was to cut out the smallest butterfly from the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die out of the Burlap Ribbon (page 18 of the current Holiday Catalogue for those of you playing along at home) using my Bigshot.  

Each wing of the butterfly fit snugly across the width of the burlap and the gap in the middle was hidden neatly by the addition of a Very Vintage Designer Button tied with Linen Thread.

Some varied splatters from the ever useful and incredibly versatile Gorgeous Grunge (wood/clearstamp set completed the look.

Stay tuned for the rest of my teacher cards coming up this week, interspersed with some fun MDS decorating inspiration...

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Stamps: Postcard, Gorgeous Grunge, Lacy & Lovely Paper: Crumb Cake, Naturals White, Soho Subway DSP Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso Accessories: Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Vintage Trim, Very Vintage Designer Buttons, Burlap Ribbon, Linen Thread, Stampin' Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals