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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

For a *POP*ular teacher

Even though the school year is over for us, I wanted to share one last project I did for Teacher Appreciation Week.  My daughters teacher is a bit of a popcorn nut.  Everyday when the kids came in from recess or lunch, the room smelled like hot buttery goodness.  During the school year, I came in a couple of times and made fresh homemade popcorn for the class and her teacher absolutely loved it.  So when TA Week finally rolled around, our family knew exactly what to get for her.  We picked up her very own popcorn popper and all the yummy fixins to go along with it.  My daughter said it wouldn't be complete without a popcorn card to go along with it...
My daughter drew out how she wanted it to look and I winged it from there.

I started with a 5.5" x 4.25" card with a vertical fold and removed about an inch and a half from the top, as shown.

Then I used a decorative border punch along both top edges.

As you can see above, I couldn't quite get all the way to the left edge with my border punch. 

Then I added some 3/4" white stripes. 

I was planning on just punching out different size circles for the popcorn, but then remembered that I had these cloud dies from PaperTrey Ink.  I thought they could pass as popcorn.

I inked around the edges with So Saffron ink and then layered them onto my card. 

Then my daughter decorated the front with a couple of ticket stubs and alphabet Thickers.  She wrote "Just thought I would pop in to say hi!".

I hope you're all enjoying your week.  Be sure to join us over at CSAYL for our fun new challenge!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the card...what a great idea!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

Total GENIUS idea!!!! Clouds as popcorn!!!! LOVE this one!

Heidi Brawley said...

wow that was very clever in making your popcorn pcss there!! love it!
~Heidi Brawley

ferrellgraph-x said...

Genius! Such a fabulous idea!
Kindest regards,
Jennifer Ferrell