She has been so understanding and kind to my daughter. She has been a positive and encouraging force in all subjects, nurturing Piper's love of learning. When I read that I had an opportunity to win an Expression for my daughter's school by showing my appreciation for her teacher, I jumped at the chance! This is my entry in the Circle Magazine Challenge.
I started this project at Walmart looking for the base items for a teacher set. I have loved the sets I have been seeing on the Circle blog. I knew that I wanted some sort of collection or set of gifts. I had in my mind using black for a blackboard and some 'ready made' Imagine images so I could avoid piecing layers. I decided on the Best Friends cartridge. There is a character with blonde hair and a tutu. My daughter and I agreed that she looked like that character. She picked out others that looked like her friends and I printed out and cut LOTS of these in various sizes.
I started with a pencil holder. I found a solid black one to use. I cut three images at 4" and glued them on with E6000 plastic adhesive. Using a white pen, I wrote between the characters to mimick chalkboard writing.
|Rolled up strips of paper create 'chalk' for the characters to hold.|
While the brownies baked and cooled, I finished up the projects, starting with a card. I had been thinking of a card I had seen a while back from Sonia Kertznus on the Cricut message board that used a car decal girl and placed her in front of a blackboard with 'my teacher is great' written over and over like punishment sentences. I thought that was so funny and clever. I used this design with my Best Friends Piper doll, cutting her at 4", popping her up and giving her a piece of rolled paper chalk.
I put it all together, ready to go out the door, letting all those faces peak over the top of the bag. I clipped the card to the bag with one of my jumbo paperclips.
Thank you for visiting my blog. I have had such a fun evening putting together this gift for such a wonderful teacher and kind person.