Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Warm Appreciation...


My little guy has some really wonderful teachers at his preschool. Now that school is wrapping up for this year, I wanted to put together a little thank you gift for each lovely lady who is teaching him so much. I am starting with the cards, as I have to make several, which means the goal is cute, but simple! I was inspired by this week's Wee Memories Holiday challenge to incorporate the fun of the holidays into these thank you notes.




I began with some adorable paper from Cosmo Cricket and chose my complimentary colors accordingly. I love the non-traditional colors and kept to them as much as possible. Next, I stamped a pretty snowflake from the set, Winter Wonderland from Taylored Expressions directly onto vellum, adding a few Stickles for some sparkle. I mounted them onto a piece of punched cardstock to really make the snowflakes pop. Then, I added the perfect little sentiment, finishing off with some cute twine. All in all, this sweet little card took about 10 minutes, so in an hour I had all my cards finished and ready for my little rugrat to sign his name (which will take up the entire inside of each, despite the fact that his name only has four letters!)

BEAN NOTES
Stamps: Winter Wonderland (Taylored Expressions)
Patterned Paper: Jolly by Golly (Cosmo Cricket)
(Stampin' Up!); Choice Buttercream (TE)
Fibers: Caribbean Baker's Twine (The Twinery)
Ink: Lady Bug Memento (Tsukineko); Pool Party (SU!)
Tools: Circle Punches (EK Success)
Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Pool Party 
Accents: Diamond Stickles (Ranger) 
Specialty Paper: Vellum (PTI)

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9 comments:

BeanBugCrafts said...

Love your cards! The colors are my favorite winter colors. Thanks for sharing!

www.BeanBugCrafts.blogspot.com

Laurel said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Tara said...

Regina,
This is a super cute card! I love that you used non-traditional colors. I'm sure your son's teacher's are going to be truly delighted and cherish the thought.

Tara
tarasstampingrounds.blogspot.com

wandaguess said...

WOW!!! Regina these are stunning and happy and so cool! What a great layout and I adore the colors together. Pure awesomeness (as usual!). Have a great day!

Lisa said...

These are beautiful and the recipients are going to LOVE them!!!

Cathy Fong said...

soft and beautitul card set. love everything about this card set. Thank you for sharing this with us at wee memories :)

Brandi said...

All of the various patterned paper is so adorable! Thanks for playing with us at Wee Memories!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

What a pretty card. I like the papers and it is simple. AT this time I NEED simple to finish everything! Happy Christmas to you!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Love your non-traditional pastel colors! Super CUTE cards!