Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Lawnscaping Challenge: Inspired by (A+ teacher thank you card)

Happy Wednesday (wow - I totally just had to suppress the urge to make a hump day joke. LOL)! I hope everybody's week is going well so far. Today I have a cute card to say thank you to a teacher. Originally, I started making this card for the Hero Arts 90 minute scramble on Flickr. But, since I joined the scramble over half way through, and then my lovely laptop decided to freeze every time I inserted my SD card, I missed the cut-off to upload my card. (I think Donna allowed my card even after the cut-off. So sweet.) Anyway, I went back later and added some finishing touches that I didn't have time to do the first go-around. I love the way it turned out. I'm playing along with several challenges with this card. One of them is the Lawnscaping challenge. I don't have any Lawn Fawn stamps (yet!), but they're not required. Maybe I'll win the challenge, and get my first set! LOL! I love their challenge this week:
You can see my inspiration at the bottom of this post. Now for the paper yummies:I found this really cute alphabet patterned paper at Michael's last week (and they were 6/$1.00. Score!), and it looks super with these patterned papers by Echo Park, My Mind's Eye, and Recollections. I paired them with some really cute stamps from Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, and Mint Motif:
I am loving this natural-color quilting thread right now - it's so nice and thick. I used it to straight stitch along the top of the thank you banner. I also zigzag stitched down at the bottom of the card. For a fun button treatment, I stamped a star in a pale blue ink on natural cardstock and cut it out. I adhered it to the middle of this green wooden button, and filled it with Glossy Accents. I love the way it turned out. Here is a close-up:
I'm playing along with these challenges:
Creative Inspirations Challenge 155: Anything Goes
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge 161: Sketch
Lawnscaping Challenge: Inspired By
The Shabby Tea Room Week 106: Pennant Party

This is the card that inspired mine (from Kristina Werner - LOVE her!)

Thanks for looking!

Supplies: cardstock: Core'dinations (blue), Recollections (natural); patterned papers: Echo Park (yellow, green), Recollections (alphabet, red), My Mind's Eye (cream/graph); stamps: Hero Arts (ledger, thank you flags), Papertrey Ink ("notes", A+, star), Mint Motif ("teacher"); ink: Tsukineko (black), Recollections (pale blue); Ribbon: Hobby Lobby; wood button: Michael's; Glossy Accents: Ranger; sanding block: Making Memories; sewing machine: Kenmore; quilting thread: Americana


  1. Too cute and I really like how you spiced up the FTTC Sketch...beautiful card Kimberly! Thank you so much for joining us this week...hugs ~S~

  2. Very cute and cheerful. Digging that banner with the stitching! SO glad to have you play along with us at TSTR!

  3. Wow, Beautiful card! Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping :-)

  4. Brilliant I love the bright colours, thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.
    Shell xx

  5. Oh what a fabulously FUN card! Lots of bright colors and fussy cutting! Fantastic!! Love all the detail! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Lawnscaping for our Inspiration Challenge!

  6. This card gets an A+ from me! Great job on the challenge. Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

  7. Love this card! I've never had to make a teacher card but this one is super top notch! Great job!

  8. Such a wonderful card!! Love the banners and fun elements! Thank you for playing along at the FTTC.

  9. very cute card! Love the banner!

  10. This is such a perfect card for a teacher. How fun and colorful. Very nice work.