Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Cardmaker Blog Hop- What a Difference You've Made!

Hello! Since it is teacher appreciation week, the Cardmaker blog team gals are sharing cards we have made with the theme:  What a Difference You've Made--Thank you cards for teachers and mentors.

I designed a card that can be given to a teacher of any level.  Since I have one in high school and two in elementary school---I like to make things that can be given to any of the teachers.

I used Echo Park's This and That Charming collection for the card.  I used the banner strip and then added stickers in each flag to spell out teacher.  (It was the perfect length for a standard sized card---happy joy! Love when that stuff happens.)

After adding another strip above the teacher border, I inked and stitched the edges of the card.  I added some alpha twill ribbon over the borders (Ribbon Carousel).  The globe sticker is popped up on a card I cut from another piece of paper in the collection.  I added a little Honeydew baker's twine (The Twinery) to finish off that section.

I love the more mature look of this card, especially since most of my teacher cards in the past have been for elementary school teachers.  Fun to mix it up a bit.

Supplies:  cardstock-ivory (Gina K Designs); patterned paper- This & That-Charming (Echo Park Paper); ink- tea dye distress (Ranger); baker's twine- Honeydew (The Twinery); tiny attacher stapler (Tim Holtz); sewing machine; alpha twill ribbon (Ribbon Carousel).

Here is the list of the blogs participating in the hop: Go and be inspired!
Cardmaker blog
Kimberly Crawford
Carolyn King---you are here!
Colleen Schaan
Anya Schrier
Trudy Sjolander
Michelle Woerner

Thanks for stopping by!

20 comments:

Kathy Martin said...

This is major cool!

Amy Johnson said...

This is fabulous! I love how it doesn't use the traditional primary colors. Love the stitched on piece of measuring tape and the staple too!

Brooke said...

This is a cool card!!

catdidit said...

Awesomeness Cammie! Love it that it can be for any teacher!

scrappingnana said...

Great card. Love all the details and that it can be for any teacher.

Joy said...

Another FANTASTIC creation by Cammie! :)

True :) said...

GREAT card Cammie! Love the TEACHER banner! :)

Hugs,
True :D

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

EEK! Total cuteness! Love the teacher banner. AND we both used globes on our cards! Hugs to you!!

Jingle said...

This is an outstanding card! Love it!

Anonymous said...

Very nice card. Love it.

Deb said...

Love it, Cammie! I agree, it is very refreshing to see a card for a teacher of an older student!

Rhonda Miller said...

Such a great card. I love the globe.

Starla said...

I'll take 13!! Can you have them done by Friday?!!
Great card! I need to get crankin' on the teacher appreciation here!!

Trisha said...

Great card, Cammie. Just love what you can do with the This & That collection. One of my favorite.

anya said...

Cammie, this is too cute! I love all the little details you added... the twill with the alphabet and the little bit stapled to the top - so fun! How perfect that the banner was the right size, too, gotta love that!

kathy/North Carolina said...

I love the aged look of this card, but it's completely contemporary at the same time. For some reason, it makes me think of those big old pull down maps from "back in the day."

Glenda J said...

I absolutely love everything about this. The colours, the globe, the banner. This is absolutely fantastic. Well done.

Deborah Anton said...

Love everything about this!!

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing this fabulous card Cammie. I would be thrilled to receive one like this from one of my students.

Izzy Anderson said...

I just love your card. That collection is one of my faves from EP. I love the way you did the letters on the banner with a dymo label maker. I never thought to do that. So clever!