Sunday, June 19, 2011

Teacher Gift

This is the first thing that I tried to get published in PaperCrafts Magazine. It was for the Holiday Gifts issue and then the Nov/Dec issue. It didn't make it but I forgot to post about it until now.

It's a gift I made for my son's Kindergarten teacher. I gave it to her along with this card.


I'm still really proud of this. I cut out every one of those leaves by hand, obviously. ;) The acorns were clear embossed and cut out as well.

Here is the back:


The felt die-cut hides the staples I used to affix a piece of twill ribbon between the back of the project and the stand.

Thanks for stopping by!


{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Dark Chocolate, Rustic White, Ripe Avocado
  • Stamps: Teacher's Apple, Falling Leaves, Background Basics: Woodgrain
  • Ink: Scarlet Jewel, Dark Chocolate, Terracotta Tile, Versamark (Tsukineko)
  • Dies: Grand Labels and Labels 8 (Spellbinders), leaf (Cuttlebug)
  • Ribbon (not pictured): Fine Linen twill
  • Felt: Fine Linen
  • Other Tools: clear embossing powder (Filigree), staples

8 comments:

Lynn said...

Absolutely lovely Dana. I love the framing of the tree and the little leaves and acorns are perfect!

The Mama Monkey said...

Well it was their loss! What a labor of love! This is so pretty and you get an A+ for cutting!

Karen B. said...

I think this is a really great project and I would be proud of it as well!

Dana said...

Oh Dana, this is amazing! what a work of art. I am amazed at your fussy cutting skills!

teegee7617 said...

Wow! That's a lot of fussy cutting! It looks great and I love how you his the staple on the back.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

This is absolutely gorgeous ... all the fussy cutting you did was soooo worth it! Love it!

Allison said...

This is lovely...great idea for a teacher's gift!

Kay said...

I think this is a stunning project, and my jaw dropped at all the time consuming hand cutting. The felt leaf to cover your staple was pure genius, and actually adds a beautiful detail.