Monday, December 13, 2010

Thank You, Teacher...

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The winter holidays are fast approaching, but before my wee little man goes on break, I wanted to be sure to thank his pre-school teachers. Amanda and Nick are two wonderful and caring educators and they have helped my special guy adjust and thrive in school. I am giving them some cozy scarves and gift cards to a certain coffee proprietor, and I thought I would make a pair of thank you cards to go along with them.
The Paper Players have a fun challenge to use your favorite color combination for a certain type of card. I have to admit that I am a sucker for tradition and I still love red for holiday cards. I especially love red and white. I began with this adorable image that I cut out from some patterned paper and then added a cut-out of an apple for him to hold. I just needed some fun paper and ribbon, along with the perfect sentiment, and I was left with two cozy cards to help a pair of deserving teachers brave the cold of winter.

BEAN NOTES
  • Stamps: Icons Extra (Clear & Simple Stamps)
  • Patterned Paper: Sundowner Motel, Falling Snow, Schoolhouse (October Afternoon)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
  • Cardstock: Riding Hood Red (Stampin' Up!); Choice Snow (Taylored Expressions)
  • Fibers: Pure Poppy Twill (Papertrey Ink)
  • Accents: Ruby Red Liquid Pearls (Ranger Ink)
  • Templates: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Provo Craft)
HAPPY BEANS
  • Classic Circle and Classic Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)



12 comments:

Basement Stamper said...

Great card!

Mary Fish said...

retro cool and I'm mad about plaid! hugs, M

Diane - Rubber 'n Rafters said...

Regina these cards are adorable. The plaid reminds of a scarf! So darn cute! Perfect card to accompany the gifts.

Carla Bazhenow said...

Oh Regina, you are such a wonderful Mom!!! I love these cards, esp the plaid one. I could wrap up in my blanket and take a nap!!! Hugs,

Ann Schach said...

Adorable, Regina! What a wonderful parent you are! I am sure that Amanda and Nick will appreciate the cards and gifts!

Diane Jaquay said...

OMG, could these be more adorable?!! LOVE!

Hands On said...

Nothing wrong with red and white. Adorable cards but I have to say I like the stripes best! Thanks for playing with Paper Players.

Pam~ said...

Awe...so sweet...you and your cards!

Jaydee said...

Regina, this is gorgeous. I love the red, black and white color scheme. The tartan paper is wonderful!
So glad you joined the Paper Players again this week.
Happy Holidays
Jaydee

Dr Sonia S V said...

Beautiful color combination and cheerful card
Dr Sonia S V
http://drsoniasv.webs.com

Anne Marie said...

So, so cute! I love the cozy feel of the plaid and the stripes are so fun and festive. The cute snowmen holding the apples are perfect. Wonderful cards to accompany very thoughtful gifts! Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players this week! :)

LeAnne said...

VERY cute, Regina!!! Thanks for playing this week!