Monday, March 30, 2009

Cultivating Love

I went shopping on Saturday and found the *cutest* teacher t-shirt at Christopher and Banks. They had coordinating bracelets and necklaces. My son's teacher celebrated her birthday last week so I had to pick it up for her! It has a tree on it with hearts and says something about cultivating wisdom and blossoming love...something to that effect. I have already wrapped it or I would know exactly! LOL! Well, of course I had to make a coordinating card. The "Season of Friendship" stamp set was the perfect choice. I stamped the tree and the leaves and then used my 3 heart punch and punched out the hearts. I only used the small hearts and applied them with foam squares that I had cut in half.
I added some diamond stickles to the top of each heart and then some Amuse Twinkle gem stickers. I was trying to mimic the t-shirt design as closely as possible. I know that it seems more like a Valentine's card than a birthday card, but she will understand when she opens the present. I will be taking it all to school today when I go volunteer, so I had to make it quick and simple!


I added a little bit of extra detail and dimension by using the swiss dot embossing folder for the background and adding a strip of Rose Red Prints Pattern DSP.


Thanks for fluttering by!

Supplies:

Season of Friendship Stamp Set, Fundamental Phrases

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Basic Black, antique linen distress ink

Paper: PTI White, Certainly Celery, Rose Red Prints Pattern DSP, Ultrasmooth White

Accessories: 3 heart punch, diamond stickles, amuse twinkle gem stickers, oval punch, sponge, foams squares, celery 5/8 inch grosgrain ribbon, cuttlebug and swiss dot folder

13 comments:

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

How great is that!!! I'm sure she'll love it!!! Yummy colors and details! ~Lori R

Deborah Saaranen said...

So, so cute! Lucky teacher!!!

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

This is a wonderful card! It's perfect for the gift you chose!

harrahx2 said...

Very cute card!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Oh, Kelly! This is so, so sweet! Your son's teacher will love it!!!

Maureen said...

This is so thoughtful and sweet of you! I'm a teacher and a gift like this would make me cry because of all the love and thought that's gone into it :)

Dawn Easton said...

Ohhhhhhh love this Kelly! The hearts on the tree look fabulous, especially because they are sparkly ;)
I'm sure she will LOVE it! Who wouldn't...lol
Enjoy your volunteering today!

Amy said...

Yum, Kelly! I simply love this color combo and the added twinkle stickers and stickles just puts this one on top! I bet she'll love the card even more than the shirt, huh?! Ü

ChristineCreations said...

Just precious Kelly, what a sweet Mom you are I bet she'll love it!

Cynthia said...

Oh so adorable with a matching shirt too! I bet she keeps the card long after the shirt wears out! Darling!

Angie said...

Great card! Bet she loved both gifts:) TFS

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so darling! Love those glitzy hearts!

Tammy said...

Dang, another stamp set I must have. Way cute card, thanks for sharing.