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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

End of Term Thank You!

I have been supply teaching in one class for a large part of this past term, and I have had a lot of support from several members of staff. So, I thought I would make some thank you cards. Now, I didn't fancy using a pre-printed topper, nor was I in the mood for any watercolouring, so decided I would make the sentiment the focal image. And as ever whenever there is any excuse to buy new stash, I take advantage. This time, a Papermania  Typography THANK YOU stamp. I love the fact that a simple sentiment is so versatile -  in this case I made a very girly card, and a very masculine card with the same stamp.

This is for the lovely teacher who has really supported me with planning and resources. I used Creative Expressions Coconut White card for the A5 card base, with lilac and purple Bazzill card, and stamped the sentiment onto the another piece of white using Dusty Concord DI. I then cut it out using a Spellbinders Romantic Rectangle, and inked it with the same DI whilst still in the die. The corners of the purple mat were rounded, and I then used a lilac Romantic Rectangle. The large purple mat was edged with Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Triple Scallop, and an insert from Inserts 4, and backed with the lilac card.

I used a piece of lace that has been in my box for ages, and the flower was cut from my new Carnation Creations dies. The gems provided the finishing touch!!

I would like to enter the above card into the following challenges:
Stampalot Challenges - What's Your Crafty Passion (Spellbinders)
Alphabet Challenge Blog - L is for Lace (Strip across centre)
Samuel Taylor's Crafts - Die Cuts


I needed a masculine version for the full-time TA who works with the class - so this time I stamped it using Walnut Stain DI. The base card is A6, made from Creative Expressions Taupe card. The navy blue pearl card is from my local market, embossed with That Special Touch Polka Dots mask. The gold/green Bazzill card is embossed with the small Polka Dots, and mounted onto a gold pearl Scalloped Rectangle. The navy satin ribbon is an oddment from my stash. No bling on this one. 

I would like to enter the above card into: 
Moving Along with the Times - Make it Sentimental
Crafty Creations Challenge - Free For All
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Let's Hear it for the Boys

I am really pleased with how these turned out - and love how one stamp has such versatility!!

I will have a couple more little thank you cards to share next time!! See you soon!!



  1. Great job and the colors are PERFECT for a masculine card! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  2. Brilliant idea, they look stunning.Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.

  3. Two lovely thank you'd I love the die cuts and colours of the purple one and the masculine is a great masculine ard! Thanks for playing at MAWTT this week hugs Judith x

  4. Two super cards, I love that die cut edge - fabulous!
    Thanks for getting 'Sentimental' with us at MAWTT this week for Debs challenge and I hope you will join us again
    Hugs Laurie xx

  5. Both lovely cards! Using the sentiment as the focal point has worked so well. I'm sure they'll be much appreciated by the recipients. Thank you for sharing your Crafty Passion with us at Stampalot Challenge, and good luck.

    Lynne x

  6. Fab cards - what a versatile stamp!
    Loving the lace you've used!

    Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!


  7. Both cards turned out beautifully! I love the color combinations - lovely creations! Thanks for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters for our Let's Hear It For The Boys Challenge!

  8. Two beautiful cards. I love the border punch in the first one! Thanks so much for joining the Sir Stampalot challenge this month, Ruth :)

  9. Great cards! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet's 'Lace' challenge xx

  10. Very Beautiful , thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!


  11. Fab Entry, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  12. Hi,
    Lovely card! Thanks for entering our challenge. Im just letting you know that you have WON!!! Please contact me with your address so I can post out your prize as soon as possible :)


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