Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Thank you

Hi!  I made a simple card to share.  It's a Thank you for my son's preschool teacher's aide.  Her last day is this Friday so even though my son has only known her for a couple months, I thought we could at least make her a couple of thank you cards.  Why do preschool teacher's aides have such a high turnover rate?  It makes it so difficult for children.

My card was inspired by the Deconstructed Sketch #21, PTI's Make It Monday #35--custom washi tape, and Lawn Fawn's WCMD challenge--thank you cards.

I liked the sketch and I wanted to keep my card really simple just to show the custom washi tape.  Cardstock and sentiment is from PTI.  Paper doily is from Martha Stewart.

The widest width scor tape I have is half an inch so I taped 3 strips edge to edge on the tissue paper to make a wider one.  I stamped Lawn Fawn's hearts from Teeny Tiny Backdrops.  Then taped it onto a piece of clear cardstock (PTI) before cutting it with PTI's butterfly die.  The clear cardstock makes it strong enough to keep its shape and is just a bit transparent.  The longer strip is the half inch washi tape.  This is such a neat way to make washi tape!

Also wanted to share the thank you card my son made for his teacher.  He liked the card I had made with TGF's Birthday Ian so wanted to copy it.  His says thank you instead of love you.

I'm off to take the kiddies out for lunch. 

Thanks for reading!


RiNNE said...

Congrats on making it to the TGF blog!!

Your card is cute- great take on the sketch! That butterfly is so pretty. What a genius way of making it!

:( really, preschool teachers have a high turnover rate? My son just started preschool and his teacher has been a great help getting him adjusted. Hope she stays. So sweet of u guys to make a card. And your son's card is so sweet!!

RiNNE said...

P.S. Tell Sunghee to post more, will ya? :)

Creations by Shirl said...

What a cute T/U card Eva! and your son did a fine job on his version too.... awesome....

~kelly marie~ said...

Thank you so much for participating in our World Card Making Day Challenge! We just love your card and your son's card! The butterfly you made is too cool! Love it!

Cheryl said...

Cute card! Neat washi tape and butterfly! So nice you're even giving something, yeah, I think the aides usually have other things going on, the one we knew 4 years ago was also going to night school. Cute card by your son! He writes so nicely (esp the R!)

Lorraine said...

What a pretty CAS card! Love how you combined the challenges and used the washi tape, too. and I love your son's card! Those are the kind teachers cherish. I think there's high turnover because of their school commitments. As for the teachers themselves, a good teacher makes all the difference in the world to a child. Good teachers should be paid well and cherished...and the bad ones should be kicked out (sorry, some of our past experiences flashed back, lol).