Monday, 1 April 2013

FM103 & SSSC181 {Thank You Teacher}

Unfortunately, it's back to work this morning! It was a quiet Easter weekend without my hubby. Wish I could have been in Ontario to celebrate Easter with family. But, I managed to have a nice relaxing weekend and got quite a few things done. Saturday was spring-cleaning day... I vaccuumed and mopped the floors and did a pile of laundry. Unfortunately, the floors won't stay clean for long -- nice spring weather leads to snow melting and a muddy dog! A skype call with my Dad brightened my Saturday. Sunday afternoon after a nice Easter morning church service, I took a walk with Keta. It was so warm out and there wasn't a cloud in the sky! Here's a pic of me and my puppy :)

Another highlight to my weekend -- one of my cards was chosen as a top pick for two different challenges! Click here for the original post. This card was chosen as a Mashup Glamette for the Friday Mashup (FM102) challenge and an honourable mention at Dynamic Duos!

For today's card, I'm participating in two challenges -- a new mashup challenge with Friday Mashup and a sketch challenge from Sweet Sunday Sketch.

The Friday Mashup challenge this week is to create a project using 'lined paper' or create a project that has a distressed appearance or mash it up! I decided to mash it up. I had the perfect idea in mind. When I think of lined paper, I think of school, so I thought of making a thank you card for a teacher. And this sketch was the perfect layout!

I used bright designer paper from the Summer Smooches collection. I then distressed some lined paper by sponging the edges with Early Espresso ink and ripping one of the corners. I then placed this on cardstock and punched one of the edges with the Spiral Border punch. I also distressed the edges of this cardstock using the new distressing tool from Stampin Up.
I created an apple core using using the punch art technique and added a small paperclip as a finishing touch.

Thanks for stopping by!

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Curly Cute
Paper: Early Espresso, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Real Red, Summer Smooches DSP
Ink: Real Red, Early Espresso, Tim Holtz Distressing Ink (Antique)
Tools: Spiral Border punch, Tab punch, Ribbon Border punch, Fancy Flower punch
Accessories: Paperclip


  1. Charissa,

    This is adorable- how clever- never thought to use that tag punch for an apple core!!!

  2. Oooh, how cute! Love the angled layout you chose. How perfect! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  3. CUTE-T-PIE! As a teacher myself, I must say- ADORABLE!! Thanks for playing at The Friday mash Up!

  4. Great teacher card! Love the punched apple over the distressed notepaper, and the little paper clip is a great touch! Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup this week!

  5. Ok, this is too, too cute!! What a darling way to incorporate the lined paper and the distressing. Must remember to try this :) Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup!