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Monday, August 24, 2015

Sweet Stamps- Anything but a Card

We are making Anything but a card for the Sweet Stamps challenge this week.

 I made my daughter a name hanger for her classroom, she found the original idea on Pintrest made out of wood. I cut out a piece of cardboard 17" long x 5" wide. I covered it with cardstock- Lt to Rt- Pink, Metallic Silver, So Saffron and White.
 For the pink section, I added color direct to paper swiping the ink onto the paper. Over the metallic cardstock, I added a couple of strips from the Braided Borders Globecraft Piccolo set. They are quick and easy to emboss using the adhesive and then adding Siam Silver Enamel EP.
 Over the So Saffron cardstock, I sponged So Saffron ink through the 'Backsplash' 6x6 stencil. Next, the cardstock was scored long ways 1.5" in from both edges,which you can see if you enlarge the picture. I used a 1 1/4" punch for the side edges and a 1 3/4 punch for the center section of the bottom edge, then hand trimmed that a bit,   I added the text using and old Alphabet  set I bought for the Cuttlebug way back when..........
 The last section is a white piece of cardstock that I dragged a Shades Die Ink spot over the cardstock- direct to paper- in Beach, then added a few stripes in Latte for some depth.  I added the black tip to the end of the pencil and that is it.

In case she wants to hang it up, I sent a little bit of ribbon along too.

 My daughter is back from teaching from China for three years- so nice to have her on American soil and teaching in the same state : )

Challenges:
Amusing- Back to School
Inkspirational- Melt (EP)
Alphabet Challenge- No Design Papers
Simon Says Stamp- Back to School

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

30 comments:

Maxine D said...

Way to go Shelly - this is great!!
Blessings
Maxine

Dr Sonia S V said...

The pencil is so pretty ...such a lovely idea Shelly
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Crystal Ramos said...

This is going to look great in her classroom. It takes a special person to mold the mind of little ones. Wishing her an awesome year.

Lynn McAuley said...

What a cute way to welcome her students into her class, Shelly! I know your daughter will treasure and use this for years to come!

*Vicki* said...

This is about the cutest thing I've seen!! I think this is perfect for your daughter to hang in her classroom!! :) Brilliantly done Shelly!! HUGS

Lisa said...

This is so awesome!! What a fun project!! It will look perfect hanging in your daughter's classroom!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Terry said...

This is one fabulous pencil hanger! What a clever idea and how perfect for a teacher! Love it!

jimlynn said...

Shelly, this is perfect! The students are going to love it and I can already see you making more for the other teachers now too.
Lynn

Tania said...

So creative! I love it!

Donna said...

This is adorable, Shelly. I bet your daughter loves it! I remember my teaching days. These kind of things would have made it so much fun. But I rarely had time to do things like this. I guess at that time my creativity was my bulletin boards. Good luck to her now that she is back in the States. Have a great week!

Beth Norman said...

So happy to hear your daughter is back from China. How nice for you. Your name plate is truly adorable.

Susan McFeggan said...

What a wonderful idea. Hope you don't mind I passed the idea on to my Daughter-in-law who is a Para-Educator for a fifth grade class. What grade does your daughter teach? I bet she really loved your little addition to her classroom!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW ... very cool idea and it looks awesome Shelly!

NanaConnie said...

What an incredible idea, Shelley! I love all the work you did to get this exactly the way you imagined it. Wonderful result. :-D

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous wall hanging Shelly, just perfect to hang on the classroom wall! LOVE it :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
luv
Lols x x x

Tammy said...

OMGosh this is so cute Shelly! Fabulous pencil design- I love the stencil you used and that fun font! I bet your daughter loved it!
Tammy x

Shauna said...

What a cute project! So creative of you to make this for your daughter's classroom. Beautiful work! Thanks for playing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, this is awesome!! It is perfect for a Teacher:)
Sherrie K

chingaling ling said...

How clever to use cardboard. I love the texture it gives to your pencil, like it's really made out of wood. What a special personal touch to grace your daughter's door to remember home and mom by.

MiamiKel said...

This is superb, Shelly! What a fun back to school craft idea!!!

Anne Temple said...

This is adorable and I know your daughter loved it too. I know you are so happy to have her back home too.

Sandy Fredrick said...

What an awesome design and a great gift idea for a teacher.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is just so awesome! I LOVE how you made it and the way it hangs, I bet it looks great in the classroom!

MaryH said...

This is so clever, and just a perfect decoration for a classroom. Lots of interesting details, and the scoring does show up very nicely in an enlarged photo. You're a genius to think of ways to design this to CAS the Pinterest inspiration. Your daughter's students are going to love it too. How great for you to have your DD back home where you can see her often, and not have to worry that she's so far away. TFS & Hugs. And thank your DD for being a teacher to our young Americans of tomorrow.

kel Acopan said...

so cute!! what a lovely teacher gift!!

lovies, =o) kel

Marina said...

This is fun and beautifully made. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational.

Donna K said...

This is wonderful, Shelly! I know you are so happy your daughter is home. I hope this is a wonderful school year for her and for YOU as well knowing she is back. Happy weekend to you! xx Donna K

Susanne Vargas said...

How adorable and fun! Love it!

Marilyn said...

This is so cute Shelly and I know she'll treasure it.
It's great having those kids back home isn't it? Our daughter spent 10 years in Ireland and we went over often but it seemed so far way and I'm glad she's back.

Kristie W. said...

This is so cool, Shelly!! I love all the texture/depth added to each part of the pencil, especially those braided borders. They are really pretty!