Friday, February 20, 2009

School Zone

This is a peace-offering card of sorts made for my son's teacher. You see...I gave her a clipboard for Christmas (click here to see) complete with several organization sections including a calendar. It was my first time using the Moments In Time stamp set from CTMH (January SOTM) and I was concentrating so hard on getting the correct month name with the stamp that started on the right day that I totally forgot to blackout (or mask) the days that some months do not contain...example...all stamps have 31 days on them but, obviously, February, April, June, September & November do not have 31 days so you are supposed to mask or blackout those days to make it correct.
I intended to give the correct months to her BEFORE February 1st but I'm late, as usual, so she's getting them tomorrow. I made her this card so she won't think my son's mother is a total idiot.
I freehanded the apple and cut it out of Cranberry Cardstock and used the backside of one of the B&T's for the stem and leaf. I then stitched (not very straight as you might see) around the apple a couple of times for no apparent reason other than to use my sewing machine again (haven't used it in months!!!) I used the anywhere hole punch for the "worm" hole and couldn't come up with a cute worm so I decided on the "take time to" sentiment. It needed something at the end so I added the tiny bow using Outdoor Denim gingham ribbon (retired).

All products CTMH:
Paper Packet: School Zone
Stamp Set: September Word Puzzle
Ink: Outdoor Denim & Cranberry
Ribbon: Outdoor Denim Gingham
3-D Foam Squares
Hole Punch
Stitching with white thread on apple


Mare said...

You do wonderful work!!! I'm going to bookmark you! You are inspiring.

Jodi said...

Very pretty! Love the apple. =)