Friday, June 17, 2011

Thank you, Teacher!

Hi guys,

I had a crazy past two weeks.  One week our 5th grader's class went to Valley Forge, PA and Philadelphia for the whole and I went as a chaperone.  Wow, probably the best experience I've ever had where kids had hands-on learning.  They were so smart and answered all the tour guide's questions - amazing to see what a great education they are getting in our schools!

This week was the last week of school and as the room parent for two of my kids, we did parties, collected money from the parents for a gift for the teachers and school staff, we also went on a field trip which I signed up for last fall and then they all had parties in their classes, pool parties last night for the last day of school, thank you notes to all the teachers as well as those who planned the Valley Forge trip.  OMG!  Whew.  It's over and today is a great day!

Here's a card I made for one teacher who went the extra mile for my youngest this year.  She's an extra special teacher.  She even gave the room parents tote bags that she embroidered (she has 4 sewing machines!)  She has plays the kids perform in her classroom at night, a game night where they have learning games and candy prizes with her husband and mother, her mom even taught the kids to hand-embroider our mom's day gifts.  Obviously a very wonderful one-of-a-kind person!

Here's the "envelope".  I ran out of envelopes so used matching card stock that was just big enough when folded in half to hold the card!

Each of the 4 patterned paper panels are sewn with a zig-zag stich around the sides before I glued it to a pink rectangular piece of card stock.  The base of the card is white cardstock cut at 10" x 7" which, when folded, makes a 5x7" card.  The ribbon is grosgrain ribbon from Stampin' Up.  Stampin Up ribbons tie nicely and the material is really nice.  The flowers in the corner are from Michael's - I love the embroidery ribbon in it.

I added the stamp Thank You once with black ink and once with clear embossing ink.  I've never had good luck using black embossing powder without it looking smudgy. 
Have a great day and a start (soon for some) to a wonderful, fun-filled, safe summer!

-Lisa  :~)

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