Sigh! Summer is shortly coming to an end and the start of school is just around the corner...And as you all know, a couple months back, my son graduated from preschool and will be starting kindergarten in two weeks! He's grown up so fast and I am going to miss my little man! Boo Hoo!
There are so many cute Angels Landing images that I couldn't just one so I've incorporated 3 different adorable bear images on all 3 pieces from the Mini Bears and Birds digi-stamp set.
This bookmark uses Bearly Adequate bear - isn't he just adorable??? I used my classic rectangle nestabilities to frame the little guy and rounded the corners. The edges are inked with Antique Linen distress ink and Stampin' Up Rose Romance inks. The pink scallop border is actually a piece of felt. This is the first time I've cut felt using my nesties and cuttlebug. It was somewhat difficult to cut through one layer of felt but if you run through a couple of times, the felt will be cut enough that you can just cut away the rest with scissors. (Cuttlebug Recipe: Plate A + Plate B + Felt + Nestie + a piece of scrap paper folded in fourths + Plate C). The Big Shot might cut through the felt a little better.
I wanted to somehow incorporate a calendar that the teacher could quickly glance at during the schoolyear so I created an all in one bookmark inspired by a template that a fellow SCS'er is gracious enough to share every year. You can download the 2009 calendar here especially made for a bookmark (here's a link to the 2010 calendar template).
In lieu of the school theme, I used a fun cool font called LA El 2 that you can download from fontspace.com (click on name of the font for a direct link). It is in the category under "elementary" if you want to see more versions to use for school themed projects. Most of the fonts on this site are compressed files (zip files) so you will need to do the following in order to save it to your fonts folder:
- A new menu (File Download) will open up, click on Open
I created a little tag that says "Read" at the top of the bookmark. Since we didn't know who my son's teacher is going to be yet, I wasn't able to customize the gift set so I created a little tag that says "This book belongs to _________" for her to put her name on it.
And, of course, you can't give a gift without a matching card. I used scraps of patterned paper from the notebook and created two panels behind the main image. This time, I used Cubby Cousins bear. Doesn't he look like he is lovingly looking at the teacher? I just love the expression on all of the bears it was hard to use just one main image. Since teachers are a special part of a child growing up, I added a sentiment that says "Inspire" on the card. I used the spiral punch on the background panel to make it look like it was torn out of a notebook. For added effect, I added some piercing on the top and bottom of the panels along with a wide grossgrain ribbon tied with string.
Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to check out the other DTs creations for today at the Angels Landing blog!!!
Digital Stamps: Angels Landing (Mini Bears and Birds)
Paper: Me and My Big Ideas
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (White), Jo-Anns Value Pack (Brown), Unkown (Kraft)
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Antique Linen), Stampin Up (Rose Romance)
Die Cut: Spellbinders (Rectangle Nestabilities)
Punches: Stampin Up (Spiral)
Accessories: Pink Felt, String, RSVP Pen, Microbeads, Terrifically Tacky Tape, Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
Coloring: Prismacolor Pencils blended with baby oil