Guess what next week is? It's the last week of school! Wow...how did that happen so fast? Well, I totally blew off "Teacher Appreciation Week" this year...so couldn't blow off an end of year gift for my kids' teachers. But I also needed to keep it simple and cheap.
So I decided on notecards. My kids go to Roadrunner Elementary...and I have a roadrunner stamp. The colors are red and blue. Perfect...I have red and blue cardstock and ink. I decided I'd make some simple quick notecards. Well, then I remembered my youngest son's teacher won't be at the school next year. So I probably shouldn't make her roadrunner notecards. So now I'm having to design two sets. Then I made my older son's set and I spelled the teacher's name wrong! So I had to make that set TWICE. There was nothing simple and quick about these notecards yesterday! LOL.
This is the first set...the Roadrunner ones. I blurred the teacher's name for privacy but that is what is on the bottom right. I made two with the red card base and blue roadrunner and two with the blue card base and the red roadrunner.
Then for the second set of cards I toadally cheated. One of my friends had sent me a sample card and precut set to make 8 more of the same card. Her card was floral in nature and I was planning on doing that theme (good generic theme) until I was told that she liked frogs. So I set off to use the same design and incorporate the frogs.
Here is Bonnie's sample card:
And here is my spin on the card:
I ended up doing two versions...the "dressed up version" seen above and a more simple version (minus the ribbon and the dimensional adhesive).
I finally decided on the simpler version for the teacher gift (in case she's mailing them I don't want them to cost her more in postage) and I stamped some envelopes to match.
Now to figure out how to package them so they seem bigger! :-) I have some clear card boxes. I think I'll box them in there. Maybe make a matching gift bag for them to go in. I also need to make some cards for a sick/twisted swap. I'm behind on my Mouse-a-Round swap. And I need to get started on my Design Team work. Anyone want to come be my stamping helper??? :-)