Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Thanks, Teacher!

It's that time of year again--the last week of school. My daughter is looking forward to sleeping a little longer, but generally she's sad that it's her last week. She's moving to a new (magnet) school next year, and I think that has added to the finality. :(

I made a thank you card for her teacher, and I used Paper Smooches stamps for the card:

I used a whopping 5 different PS sets on this card. The card started with the idea of turning the hamburger in the Think Fast set into a vase. Yep, that's a hamburger. Then I realized I could make the perfume bottle in Retail Therapy a vase, too...

I actually did a great job masking off the bottom and lining up the vases. As you can see, I then ended up covered the masking with patterned paper. Doh! For once I'd like to think through a card entirely before I make it. Ha ha

The vases are stamped in Brilliance ink, and you can see the shimmer in the close-up:

For the flowers, I used the Retail Therapy, A Magical Spring, and Bold Blooms. I love how Kim includes small stamps like these in every set.

My card is on the Paper Smooches blog. If you get a chance, please stop by and check it out. :)

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Cardstock: (Rustic White) PTI
Patterned paper: (gingham from Hopscotch; woodgrain from Trendsetter) Fancy Pants
Clear stamps: (flowers from Retail Therapy, A Magical Spring, Bold Blooms; perfume and vase from Retail Therapy; hamburger/vase from Think Fast; sentiment from Smarty Pants)
Punch: (apron punch) Fiskars
Ribbon: (pink/yellow ribbon) May Arts


  1. So beautiful!! LOVING the colors and those flowers!!

  2. So pretty! I love the colours and turning a hamburger into a vase is so clever! I'm going to have to pull out my set to see how you did it.

  3. So sweet Jocelyn! You are kind of a genius with your hamburger vase, I love that you used three sets on this!

  4. Great card...I love the shelf of flowers.

  5. 5 sets? Insanity! This is just totally spectacular :)

  6. Very sweet! I love the creative vases and shelf!

  7. Very cute card. I love your creative use of stamps to make the vases. The shelf you put them on that you made with a border punch is even great. Its a very nice thinking outside the box card. I'm going to follow your blog

  8. There is no fun at all in completely thinking a card through before you begin. ;) This card is awesome!

  9. Ahhh Jocelyn... this card is so sweet!... hugs...x

  10. Beautiful card, love how creatively you used your stamps. TFS

  11. so totally cute and i LOVE that ribbon..great color combo..

  12. Who would've thought to make a hamburger a vase... you did!! what a gorgeous card Jocelyn.

  13. Hello!
    It is a very nice design.
    So cute :) :) :)
    From Japan.
    Ryoma Sakamoto.

  14. This is just the sweetest teacher thank you card I think I have ever seen.

  15. Okay, not only is this card super-pretty but it is also super-genius as well!! I *love* how you stretched your stamps like that!!


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