Friday, August 4, 2017

Everything Is Awesome Teaching Shirt

This year my partner and I are both doing Lego themed classrooms.  We wanted to have a shirt for both of us to wear.

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I downloaded a Lego-like font for all the wording.  I layered the white on top of the black shadow layer.

For the Lego head I used some basic shapes in SCAL and adjusted them until I got the look I wanted. I finished off the Lego head with a pink bow and a smiley face.

Teacher Swag Bags

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Teacher Swag Bags

I am the team lead at my school for the first grade team.  I like to start the year off with a little gift for everyone on the team.  Since I purchased my heat press last year I have been doing a team shirt and some goodies to go with it.

This year the design I worked on for our team is this I love 1st grade.

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I built my design in SCAL.  The apple is a cut file from Lori Whitlock's website.  I just love the little heart cut out. I used white vinyl for letters and built all the apple pieces out of glitter vinyl. They really pop on the navy t-shirt.

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Then I cut everyone's name out in different colors of glitter vinyl to put on the bag.

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This was a great way to use up some of the small pieces of vinyl I hoard.

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Inside the bag are several goodies.  Including the Teach, Love, Inspire shadow box I share with you in this post.  Some of the other goodies are colored post-its (we only get yellow at school!), some washi tape, snacks,  a big tape gun, and a list pad.  I tied the shirt up with some cute ABC ribbon I had.

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Here are all the swag bags stuffed and lined up ready to share when we go back to school next week.

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Altenew Peony Bouquet--Finally

I confess, I am terrible about stalking a stamp set--like not resting until I have it--and then letting it sit and not be used for a very long time.  The Peony Bouquet set by Altenew is one of those stamp sets.  I had to have it and did not rest until I got it.  That was a year ago and I finally got it out to use this week.

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It has lived up to my expectations.  With minimal effort I was able to create these stunning peonies.  I used the Altenew ink cubes to create my layers.  Their inks are rich and stamp so cleanly.  The hardest part of this card with figuring out where the images line up at.  Once I found a couple spots it was a snap.

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The sentiment I used is from Papertrey Ink's Think Big line.

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I added a few seed beads to the card for some dimension.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Stay Calm and Be Awesome

I have a quick encouragement card to share today.  It is a one layer card with lots of stamping.  I used the stamp set Show and Tell by Stampin' Up.

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The ink colors all come from Lawn Fawn.  I love how smooth their inks are.  They have a great selection of colors too.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Enjoy Your Special Day

Today's card is pink, sparkly, and a lot of fun to make.

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All the stamps and dies I used are from Stampin' Up.  I used Dragonfly Dreams for the dragonfly die and sentiment.

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I also used Gorgeous Grunge and Work of Art for the black splats and chevrons.

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The white stitched circle comes from Stampin Up as well.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

With Sympathy

I have a sympathy card to share today.  I don't know that I really like making them but it is always better to have one on hand if you need it.

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I love how soft the grey with white ink looks on this card.  The stamp set is Thoughtful Branches by Stampin Up.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Independence Day

I hope you are enjoying your July 4th with friends and family.  I am spending the day visiting with family in Missouri.  The kids love to come to Missouri for July 4th so they can set off their own fireworks.  My cards today are the last of my July 4th cards I sent out.

My first card uses star die cuts and the triple banner punch from Stampin' Up.

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My sentiment comes from Papertrey Ink Summer Jar Fillers.

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The second card I have to share uses the same sentiment.

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I created the red and blue stripes with one of the images from Stampin' Up Work of Art.


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The card also has some small die cut stars in the center of the two stripes.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Shaker Carousel

I know I have mentioned how much I love shaker cards.  It is something about all those sparkles that move around that I adore.  Today the card I am sharing features Stampin' Up set Carousel Birthday. I have seen were several people have cut the center to make a shaker with this set.

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I stamped and cut the cupcakes a few times to get the color layers I wanted. I used a mix of sequins from my stash.


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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Made with Love

My teaching friend recently had a baby.  I have tried to come up with many reasons I could pull out my baby stamps to make things for her. The card I'm sharing today is the last card I made for her.

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I used the Made with Love set from Stampin' Up.

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I added a few details like the thread behind my sentiment and the folded corner.

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The inside of the card has patterned paper on both sides.  I love the brown and blue combo.

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I felt the card needed a special envelope to go with it.  I added a wrap to the envelope and another image from the stamp set.

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I loved making this card.  I finally used some of the thread I had to purchase in a ton of colors.  I want to make more cards with the envelope wrap.  I love how it turned out.

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

July 4th Cards and a tip

I have a couple July 4th cards to share with you.  I pulled out a bunch of supplies and just played to make these.  I don't have much in the way of patriotic themed stamps so I had to make some of my other stamps and supplies serve my purpose.

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Both of the cards I am sharing today use this stamp from Stampin Up Birthday Blast.  I altered it by using some thin washi tape before I inked up the stamp.

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Then when I was ready to stamp I pulled the washi off and the You was left free of ink.

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I was able to get a clean impression.  I've tried just wiping ink off the part of the sentiment I didn't want but I always seem to end up with a shadow of the sentiment or I end up wiping some ink off the part I want to use.

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This card uses the some of the scribbles in the Stampin Up Swirly Scribbles to create waves of a flag.

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I also layered up some stars from a thinlets die set.  I used glitter, red, and blue.

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The other card I used my Celebrate sentiment on is a pretty non-traditional July 4th card but it has all the patriotic colors in it.

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I started by stamping my sentiment on the card and one of the images from Stampin Up Gorgeous Grunge (one of my all time favorite stamp sets).

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Finally I placed some stars and heart die cuts around the card.

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