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First off before i forget! - The Paper Makeup Artists are showing off some wonderful new images by Diem Pascarella today on the PMS blog. Very exciting news is that not only will Diem be drawing the Beautiful Day Fairies for PMS but she is also going to be illustrating a line called "Retro Cuties", adorable little critters inspired from 1950's cartoons and patterns!
This month a little mouse named Lucy is being released as well as 2 fun fairy images.
Each month, Senior Paper Makeup Artist, Lisa Kind works out the lineup for teams sneak peeks.
It's a hard job that takes a lot of time to make sure everything works out evenly.
Usually i get a peek "assignment" for every day but this time, i did not.
I thought, well silly Lisa, i'll do one anyway. Well let me tell you, these little placecards for the Teacher's Appreciation Luncheon (needed today!) kinda kicked my butt!
I'm so glad i had the day off or i would have been up til 3 am! hahahahaha!
Ok, now onto my post!
Last year, Jack's preschool did a Teacher's Appreciation Luncheon. The parents all thought it was wonderful and that the event should continue each year. Last year i made little placecards for each teacher to set where their seats were. I was asked to do it again this year.
Here's what i came up with, each teacher's looks alike but there are are few different color schemes.
I decided to do easel cards because they seemed to be a neat way to do a placecard, while still looking a little bit different. Also, since many of the teachers are not papercrafters, it would be a new idea to theme (even though they'd taken the papercrafting world by storm!)
I used THIS tutorial by beate johnson on SCS. She is fabulous and i LOVE her tutorials!
I did adjust the size to make the front 4x4 square. This was really more because i was using 12x12 double sided patterned cardstock for the cards and I wanted to get more out of the 12x12 paper. You can get 3 of these out of 1 sheet of 12x12 paper. Cut the 12x12 into 4in long strips (so you'll have 3) and then cut 4 inch off each one so that you'll have a 4x8 piece and a 4x4 piece. You'll need both of these to create 1 card. Score the 4x8 piece at 4 and 6 inches.
The stamp used on the front of the easel cards is one of the upcoming releases from Paper Makeup Stamps (it was peeked yesterday if you'd like to see christi's card, look here)
I wanted to do a little more to the inside, especially since this wasnt a card that i needed the extra space inside to write a note. Though i did want something a little more to add a note of thank you to the teachers (afterall, it IS a teacher's appreciation luncheon!
Here is the inside... I've just edged the front flap all the way up so you can see.
Each card has the teacher's name on the bottom which i just printed out from the computer.
Afterall, these are meant to serve as placecards! :D
It's been awhile since i did a more formal listing of "the deets" and there are a few tools and things i used, so I'm going to let ya in on that info this way, instead of rambling on and on for another 20 minutes! My blog posts have taken me entirely too long to type lately! hahaha!
Front - While we try to teach wordart - from Paper Makeup Stamps (release date May 7th, 8pm)
I'm a mama to 2 awesome little dudes, Jack (6) and Gabe (3) and a wife to a wonderful man. My life is very full and I am richly blessed! I have been a professional makeup artist for a over a decade (holy crap!) but I just LOVE to stamp and scrapbook! So in February of 2009 I started my own stamp company called, what else but... Paper Makeup Stamps! I truly love everything that I do! In 2010 I started to also do a bit of photography and by the end of 2011 I was so blessed and busy with makeup and photo work, that PMS had to turn into a digi based stamp company and I had to resign from the design teams I felt so lucky to be on but I had to refocus my extra time on family. My postings on my blog may not be as frequent as they once were, but I'm still honored that you've decided to peek in!
Some stamps and products on this blog may have been donated for promotional purposes by the company(ies) named in the post.
I love to share my work! And i'm so glad you have come to visit my blog. Please feel free to use my work for your own personal inspiration. However, this work is my own. Please do not use it for any publication, design entries or contests. If you are interested in showcasing my work on your blog, newsletter or other publication, as long as there is credit back to me, i'm ok with it. :) Please let me know so i can check it out!