Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Card for a fellow teacher using school colors yellow, black and white

Welcome to 2016-2017 school year! Yes, it is now a balance between some more summer fun and getting ready for the next fastly approaching time to teach again. I've got workshops on August 2, 9, 15-16, and then first day with students on August 17th (1 month away)!!!!!

This card was created for my mentor teacher, a biology teacher, whose classroom is down the hall about 2 rooms away. (About the mentor part, I've been teaching at some level of education since 1984 and have taught in 3 states and if you add in where I student taught it would be 4 states, but still am designated a mentor teacher since I'm new to the district. Hopefully with her help, I won't make any blunders learning to navigate how this district and particular high school operate. Schools are basically the same however climate and culture of the local community can be huge influencers to those teaching and learning within the walls of each particular building.)

Here's the card with some added grays to soften the look:

This is the cover: kraft brown card stock for the base; yellow card stock for the background; leaf print paper was a freebie gift from a UK-based card making magazine; border stickers from my stash (might have been purchased from Oriental Trading) plus a black Sharpie for the lettering.

For the inside I decided to switch to using owl stickers but 3 different colors that help repeat from the leaf print on the front. And more of the gray 2 tone dot border sticker and black and white dot patterned paper background instead of the 2nd type of border sticker. The stamped sentiment is "be happy".

Cheerful and colorful!!!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Congratulations cards using same layout

2 Medical School graduation cards 

One is for niece and the other for her husband

This is for my niece.

This is an overhead view to see how I completed the inside. I carried the blue glitter tape inside along with a small tag shape cut from the same brown grid patterned paper. The coral card stock is stamped 3 times with congratulations.

This is for my new nephew-in-law. Same brown grid patterned paper in same size. Tape in same location as placed on my niece's. Same size patterned paper that "dream big" is stamped on. And button pleated fans are actually flat and were cut from patterned 12" x 12" scrapbook paper.

This is an overhead look at the nephew-in-law's. The layout is almost the same but a tad simpler.

These new doctors have completed orientation at their respective hospitals and have been working in their residencies for about 3 weeks. Keep them in your thoughts that they will do their best for their patients.