Sunday, May 18, 2008

I've been busy! New artwork to share!

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??? :-)

Jane

8 comments:

Concetta said...

I love how they both came out, but I love the frogs more!

~KRISTY~ said...

WHAT PERFECT GIFTS JANE! THE KIDS TEACHERS ARE GOING TO LOVE THEM.

Ying Pang, said...

beautiful cards. You are lucky to receive lovely card too.

catt871 said...

WOW, what great gift ideas!!! I am a teacher and would LOVE to receive any of those sets as gifts!!! What fun!!!
Chris

Seleise said...

wow - great cards! What a great gesture to the teachers and what a cute frog card!

Marcia said...

Jane these are perfect, love how they have come out! TFS

scrappernic said...

Love these cards! The teachers are sure to love them. I have no idea what I'm going to do for my son's teacher. Especially since most of my scrap stuff is packed up. I did cards for Christmas, so I'm stuck. Better get on it. Thursday is the last day.

scrappernic said...

PS Where is the frog from? I love frogs and now I want that frog--LOL