June 16, 2011

You Helped Me Grow and Learn!

Hi everyone!  Happy Thursday!

My little Meredith graduates from preschool today, and of course, I had to quick whip up some cards for her teachers (obviously thinking ahead isn't on my resume).  I pulled out two FABULOUS sets from Taylored Expressions and got to work!

I started my card (I made two of these) by stamping the report card from Make The Grade twice, once in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream, and once onto a piece of Kraft cardstock.  I then cut them both out, cutting the Buttercream panel out on the inside line, and layered them together.  I used a Red Spica Glitter Pen and wrote in her teacher's name, her grades (grin) and thank you.  I sewed this layer on my sewing machine.

All of the patterned paper is Social Club from Cosmo Cricket, and I stamped the sentiments, "You helped me" and "grown and learn" from Extra Credit directly onto the top left corner of the patterned paper.  I then stamped "You're an awesome teacher!", also from Extra Credit, on the bottom right corner.  I added a border with the Medium Scallop Border Die under the polka dot panel, and sewed all the layers on my sewing machine.  After attaching the report card with Foam Tape, I added a layered flower, also using Social Club papers, which I cut using the Friendship Blooms Dies.  I added a button in the center to finish it off!

Here are the Taylored Dies I used on my card today:

Thanks SO much for stopping by!  Off to go cry at Meredith's graduation ceremony!

Stamps: Make The Grade and Extra Credit from Taylored Expressions
Paper: Choice Buttercream (TE), Kraft (PTI) and Social Club (Cosmo Cricket)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Red Spica Glitter Pen, Sewing Machine, Medium Scallop Border Die, Friendship Blooms Dies, Button and Foam Tape



  1. Jodi, I LOVE this! Wish I had seen this sooner. Don't think I will have enough time to get it delivered and makes some stuff for the teachers before the school year ends. :(

  2. Oh Jodi, this is SOOOOOO pretty! I love that set, too!!...looks like one that I could use a lot.

  3. Oh WOW this is one fabby teacher card, she will go crazy over this girly!!!!!

  4. Love it! The report card is perfect :)

  5. This is such a fabulous card for a teacher! Love it!

  6. This is sooo lovely, I know for sure that it will be so admired! I bet you weren't the only one to cry either, If Mrs Quinn is anything like me and my pre-school colleagues,she too would have been crying,we are all total wrecks when "our children" graduate! Enjoy the rest of your week,Julie.x

  7. this is so sweet, Jodi! perfect for teachers. love the hand written report card! fab work as always, girl!

  8. That is such a sweet card! Perfect for teachers!

  9. ROCKIN teacher card my friend! Love it!! It's so good to come back to the paper art world and reconnect! I hope you and yours are doing great!!!

  10. LOVE this card! That stamp is awesome!

  11. Hi Jodi ~ I love your designs. Would love to win blog candy!


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