Sunday, September 4, 2011

For My Teacher Friend

I made this as a thank-you for my birthday gift for a friend that is a teacher. Alot of my friends are teachers because the Husband is one and I worked in schools as an Educational Assistant before the kids. Every week Bugaboo Stamps releases a free digital stamp and 'Margaret' as a teacher was this week's release. Their weekly challenge was an anything goes challenge, so I thought I'd enter my card. Here is their link: Catch The Bug Challenge Blog
My friend has a great sense of humor, so I added the quote "If you promise not to believe everything your child says happens at school, I'll promise not to believe everything he says happens at home." She also has an eclectic fashion sense so I used my Zig markers to color her outfit with every color I could. I added the text in my Silhouette program and it allows you to wrap it around the circle shape. Then I just had to print and cut. Created the thank-you tag from a frame shape that I added a 3/4" ellipse on each side and then cut out the ellipses as well as the frame. I purposely added a 5/8" ribbon in a pattern and color that didn't match anything else, again because of her sense of style.
My lesson learned: that it is very hard to attach a circle where the writing will be on the edge to a piece of paper and run through a printer. I used my Zig 2 way glue and a very tiny piece of removable tape, but it took quite a few tries. Will have to work out a better plan next time.


Jodie Mackrell said...

great card! love the ribbon! thanks for playing Bugaboo's challenge at catch the bug!

Anonymous said...

This is too cute. I'm sure your friend will love this. Thanks so much for joining us at Bugaboo this week.

Becky G said...

This is just too cute! Your friend is gonna love it! So glad you joined us in the Catch The Bug challenge this week!


Debbie said...

Barb, thanks for including this link so I could see your circular text. I am going to have to try and figure that out. Very cute card, and I love the saying you chose. I bet she loved it!

Debbie said...

PS.... your girls are adorable!