Friday, May 20, 2011

Back to Basics & Teachers are Special

  It is nearing the end of the year and I have quite a few special teachers to thank.  My dd, Kathryn, has a male teacher this year, so I wanted to make my card for this year a little more masculine.  I used some "old school" items from my stash:  metal brads, a paper clip, and cork; all three of these items have been in my craft room stash for at least 10 years.  I cut the cork with the SU top note die (twice!  I cut once, then rotated, then rounded the corners with my scissors for a softer look).  Remember when brads were all this size?  It was about that time that I first saw "mini brads" and those are the only brads I ever seem to use now.  I used scraps from the cards I made last year for my bulletin board notes.  All papers and ribbon are by Cosmo Cricket "The Boyfriend" collection.  My base card is SU and the sentiments are by Lawn Fawn.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Cards for Men:  #10  Someone Special
Paper Cutz Challenge:  #92  Teacher Appreciation
Whimsical Wednesday:  #7  Back to Basics (Cricutless & old school item)

Happy Friday!

30 comments:

Natasha said...

Great card!! I've been going through things in my craft room too and it's just amazing how long you tend to keep stuff.

Natasha

Court said...

LOVE this cork board!!! SUCH a cute idea! Way to go friend!

Claudine C. said...

Don't you just love the cork paper? It's so great and fun! Nice card!!

Joan V said...

June, great guy teacher card. Actually, a great teacher card. I love all your embellishments. Thanks for sharing. Have a happy day.

DeNetra Bates said...

super cute ! i love that cork paper ! thanks for joining us at Paper Cutz !!

Jeri said...

Kudos on using supplies long forgotten in your stash, a big goal of mine, too. I just love the look of the corkboard. Great design. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Cutz.

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

fab idea June!!! love the cork die cut!!! awsome gift for a teacher ! i like the pencil paper design , i actually have a mini pencil collection:d cute!

Judy said...

great card June. Love the colors,and the design.
Have a great weekend.
Judy

GiGi said...

This is such a great card! I love the cork board and notes! THanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

I love all the teacher gifts you make. I'm secretly happy I wasn't stamping when my kids were little. OMG, I'd never keep up!

Kim H said...

June,
I am so LOVING your card! I LOVE the cork idea, the paper clip and the little notes! Great details! i am sure the teachers are going to love these! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday's.

Arlene said...

Super cute card June! :) Love that you used some "old school" supplies. TFS.
Arlene.

Cindy said...

OMG Super job!I LOVE love this card,Great idea with the cork board and the little notes!Thanks for playing along at Whimsical Wednesday!:)

Linda said...

What a great card I love the cork. What a great idea for a male card. AND Thank was so sweet of you to say thank you. Those always meant so much to me. Not many parents take the time to let the teacher know they appreciate what they do.

Roberta said...

I wish more parents were like you and showed their appreciation for thier kids teachers ;) Cortney had an open house Thursday night and only one parent showed up. Really hard to believe seeing as how she has 10 severely needy kids in her class. Oh well...whatcha gonna do ;) She is looking forward to summer...how about you...what are you plans with the girls? We are vacationing in June in Savannah, Daytona and Charleston...can hardly wait! Have a great weekend.

ScrappingStephanie said...

What a great card! This is so creative and different. LOVE the corkboard. Great colors too. What an awesome job with the challenge. Thank you for joining us at Whimsical Wednesdays.

Tussemaja said...

Great card. Love the cork. Thanks for joining in at Cards for Men - Tussemaja

Heidi Van Laar said...

What a fab teacher card June! I love seeing a masculine version, the colors and textures are perfect!

(-: Heidi

alienanessa said...

I can't believe how absolutely cool this is, holy moses. You have, I believe at this point cause I'm hoping I get to go create, inspired me to be using some cork I have and some brads like that and wow, ok, I just love this card!!!

Linda R. said...

This looks wonderful.. He is going to love it.. Hope you are having a great weekend..

Hugs, Linda

artfuldelight said...

WOW, I really love this card. Using the cork is a great idea. :-)

The Archiving Angel said...

This card is so fun! I love the cork & the little touch of the clip. It makes a great teacher card. Great job.Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesday.
Crafty best,
Sonia

Trish and Treasure said...

Love your pin up corkboard!

lauren bergold said...

oh *WOW*!!! what an utterly brilliant dsign, both as a "guy card" AND a teacher thank you! every detail is PERFECT!!! love it! :)

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

What a fabulous design! I love it June! Your idea of using cork as a bulleting board is genius! I might have to use that one. I have 11 year old twins whose school is also my place of work. I have lots of things to make too. I have to get started!! Hope you are having a wonderful day. Thanks for the inspiration.

bonnie said...

So cute...love this! :) Hugs x

Patti B said...

great card cork board is cool embellishment. Thanks for joining us PCC this week

Kristie said...

Your card is SOOOO cool! I love the corkboard with the notes on it, so creative! Thanks for playing along with our Teacher Appreciation challenge at PaperCutz!

Scrappy Zeni said...

Love your card! what a great idea to use the cork board for it and the little post it notes! Good luck from the WW Design Team!

Rae Finke said...

June, I love this card. I am just realizing it inspired the cards I made last nite for my kiddo's end of the year cards for their teachers. I will get it posted soon and I will link back to your post, too. Mine was with chalkboard paper. I really like the cork you used!