Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Back to School for a New Teacher

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We have a brand spanking new teacher in our family, my niece who just graduated with a Master’s degree in Music Education.  She is off to a small town in Southeast Alaska and will be teaching choral, band, and orchestra to K-12!  The school colors happen to be green and yellow, hence the color choice of my card to send to her to congratulate her on her new job. 

First I reverse pressure embossed a section of Core’dinations green/black cardstock and sanded away to highlight the musical design.  Then I die cut it with Sizzix 560147 to create the scalloped card front.  The “back 2 school”, and “teacher” sentiments are from the Unity Smarty Pants set from September 2015.  The “new” is from a VERY old All Night Media Rubber Stamp Poet set that used to be foam mounted, it is from before 2000 if I am guessing right!  Amazingly you can still find it on eBay!  The images are stamped in Memento Cottage Ivy.  The die cut is from the same set as the scalloped card front.  I added a bit of paper twine with a knot on the front and then adhered the card together. 

This card will be in the mail very soon!

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  1. I love the way you've sanded back the cardstock to show off the music. I'm a big fan of music themed card - musician in the family - so I appreciate what you've done here. Also, as a former teacher, I like the idea of celebrating a first job. Lovely idea!

  2. WOW!! Neva, love the music theme of this card and the idea of making a card for a brand new teacher, I'm sure your niece totally loved it!!!
    Beautiful card.

  3. Neva, your card is perfect for a new teacher and I'm sure your niece will love and appreciate it! Great colors and texture!!

  4. Well your card is lovely! So inspiring! How wonderful about the accomplishment!! Another music family!!❤️


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