Sunday, August 26, 2007

A Ladybug for the Teacher

My baby is started 2nd grade...I can't believe it. He didn't even want me to take him to school...he wanted to ride the bus! Can you believe it??? He didn't win, BTW. :D

This is a card I made for the color challenge on Splitcoast this week, which was to use Soft Sky and Groovy Guava. I knew I wanted to do something to send to Caleb's teacher on the first day, so I went to my trust Little Lady set from Papertrey Ink.

I stamped the large ladybug in Guava & Palette Hybrid Noir on Papertrey White Cardstock. Then I stamped her trail & the sentiment (which I think is PERFECT for the first day for a 2nd grade teacher!) in Palette Hybrid Noir as well. I rounded 2 corners, matted on Basic Black and Guava, and stitched with my trusty old Brother machine.

I ran the Soft Sky panel through my Cuttlebug Dots & Spots (or is it Spots & Dots?) embossing folder, and then mounted on Basic Black. The card base is also Papertrey White. To finish it off, I tied some Guava double stitched ribbon around, threw in some May Arts dotted organdy, and popped the main image up on Pop Dots.

I hope it made her least before she starts to lose her mind. ;)

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Little Lady, Paper Tray
Cardstock: Papertrey White, Basic Black, Groovy Guava, Soft Sky
Ink: Groovy Guava, Palette Hybrid Noir
Accessories: Cuttlebug Spots & Dots embossing folder, Sewing Machine & Thread, Pop Dots, SU Double Stitched Guava Ribbon, May Arts Ribbon


Libby Hickson said...

So cute! I love how you did the 2 rounded corners, and that color combo looks great on this design!

Amy said...

Such a sweet card, Shannan! I'm sure the teacher will love it and appreciate the gesture. You're such a sweetie!


Alhambra Club said...

Great card, love the emobssed background.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What a darling card, Shannan! Happy Thoughts, yes, a wonderful sentiment for a 2nd grade teacher! She will LOVE the card! Who wouldn't?

Dana said...

Our oldest will be in 2nd grade this year too, and I'm a nervous wreck!
This is a great card. I like the double bow, and the piercing "trail". I dig that you work so well with so many different styles!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This card is super cute! Love the Cuttlebug dots in the background and the super cool rounding of the opposite corners on the image panel.

Anonymous said...

Hi Shannan. This is DARLING! :D Love the colors, layout, embossed background...yeah...I love it all! :)

Michele Kovack said...

Love this cute card! I would love to get a card like this from a student....sigh....

Christi Flores said...

How sweet! I can't wait until my boys start school and I can start sucking up to their teachers. LOL JK! I'm sure his teacher is going to love it. :)

Anonymous said...

This card is fabulous! Love the colors, and the little rounded corners. =)

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