This is a long post, please bear with me. I want to share all the details.
I made this for the MFT-May Guest Designer Contest. I am so glad that the contest was announced early and I had the time to make this card and accessories. The contest was “Be a Teacher’s Pet.” I started thinking on what would make you a teacher’s Pet. My daughter is in Kindergarten and my son is in the 4th grade, so I started thinking on all the qualities that a teacher has and does want in a child that would make them an “ideal” teacher’s pet
This is what I assume makes you an “Ideal” teacher’s pet. I believe a Teacher Loves
A forward thinker(one who has a goal/ thinks ahead)
A healthy Eater ( Nisreen’s teacher emphasizes that a lot)
An Enthusiastic Learner
A Friendly Hand
A homework Doer( sorry, I did not have a better phrase to think of a child who does H.W and enjoys it)
and lastly a Happy Child.
At first I thought of making a frame to depict this, then I thought of an exploding box. When I saw the accordian card in resources on Splitcoaststampers.com,I knew that is what I wanted to make. I have also always wanted to make a stamped note cube and this was perfect for it. I have also made two journals with the two sketches I have missed last two weeks.
Here is the entire package
I would like to show the accordian card first
All the ribbon is from my stash, the size is 4 1/2 x 4 1/2. All of the edges were done with Antique Linen distress inks. Circles and squares are cut with Quick Kutz dies
All sentiments were computer generated on the fishtail dienamics. Each page has a different photo corner.
All PI’s had their background colored with copics N’s or W’s or B000.
This is the front
This was made with A la mode- I need some face time. She is entirely 3 D paper pieced. I colored her with copics. You see the velvet paper behind her that is from Lush co. I colored the Melissa Frances pearls with matching copics, added stickles and let them dry overnight. The A+ is from PI-You make the grade. and glossy accents was added to it to give a glass look. a tiny bling was added for the power button.Do you see the awesome fishtail dienamics?I am so in love with them and making a sentiment or a card is so easy with them,I am so glad I bought them. The sentiment was computer generated. I also added Milled Lavender distress ink to the edges. I added prima donna flower and the leaf is another dienamic. there are two Laura Ashley buttons on the top and a sheer ribbon ties it all together. If you make accordion card, I learnt only to secure the ribbon on the top not the bottom last page.
here is her closeup
here is the card when open
I will now show each page, this was a lot of thought and lot of fun to do.
1. Teacher Loves A Listener
I used PI-You make the grade. I stamped her and her sentiment and then cut her with the Out of Box technique, this is the first time I did that, so it was new to me. I colored her skin with copics, hair with prima pencils and paper pieced her. her heart has glossy accents and there are tiny rhinestones on her shoes. I colored the pearls with copics. these were from my stash(my sister send them to me) I added a button die with some MFT blossom twine.I added two ribbons behind the circles. Papers are from Basic Grey-Lauderdale 6x6pad.
2. Teacher Loves A Forward Thinker
This is PI-Plane Amazing and the sentiment in the image is from the VIP set of the same. She is colored with copics. Her hair is done with prima pencils. Her glasses have glossy accent. I added some clouds and plane with felt from You Move Me dies. There is a dizzy doily die behind her. Paper is again Basic Grey-Lauderdale.
3. Teacher Loves A Healthy Eater
PI-Apple for you, this is a digital image from Heather Ellis. I colored her with copics and paper pieced her. Her hair is colored with prisma pencils. Even her apple is paper pieced. I added stickles to the apple to make it stand out. I added liquid pearls, you see the cute flowers, they are from the Notched Tag dies. The button is another Laura Ashley one. The bow also has a drop of pearls. Added ribbon behind and also see the new pinking edge on the panel love it. I added rhinestones to her boots and bling to her flowers. Paper is from my scraps and Echo park-Yours Truly.
4. Teacher Loves an Enthusiastic Learner
PI-Book In Hand. I colored her with copics, added a ground to her, paper pieced her, hair is colored with prisma pencils.i added mini brads for accents, there are rhinestones on her shoes and a big matching brad in the center of the flower made from the centers in the Perennial flower die. Another square brad. I added zig zag dienamics behind her panel and the notebook edge on the edge of the panel. A little flower bling in her hair. Zva pearl swirl finished this piece. Paper is from my scraps and My Mind’s Eye-Stella Rose.
5. Teacher Loves A friendly Hand
PI-Paper Dolls. I cut her with the out of box technique. She is colored with copics. I used twinkling H2O for the dolls, and then used a white gel pen to add dots to make the difference between her dress and the dolls. Added rhinestones to her boots, also colored with H2O. I added the crown dienamic, this beautiful lace, the notched tag die with the butterfly die. The notched tag was stamped with Finishing Flourishes in Milled Lavender distress ink, I love the color. The flowers are from Petal Trio Flower dienamics and the centers were colored with H2O. Paper is from Basic Grey-Sweet Thread.
A Tip: I do not like to cut my sentiments as I think the designer worked hard on it, the inside sentiment was created from two different PI’s the word Let’s is from PI-Dress Up Diva and hold hand is from the Paper Doll PI and the last word s is also from Dress Up Diva. To make sure my sentiment is where I want it to be and to make sure I don’t mess it up. I add scotch tape to the words I don’t want inked, then ink my image, remove the scotch tape and Voila perfect each time. I saw this on Stamp TV. love to use it. Also I love that all PI’s have same or similar font and I can mix and match and make my own saying.
6. Teacher Loves A Homework Doer
I do not know the name of this PI. I bought the digital version from Heather Ellis. I do love my clear stamps more. They are more easy to paper piece and I waste less paper. I colored her with copics, this is the first time I attempted black hair, I was nervous doing it. I paper pieced her.I love what I did with the button, I have wanted to do it for some time and saw that it would be perfect for this one. I added medium scallop dienamics on the back. do you see the scallop rose, my favorite flower, but I say that for almost all flowers, love the flower dies. Added a leaf flourish with glitter felt. A small ribbon on the top. Ribbon edges were cut with Imaginesce as this ribbon tends to fray. I added glossy accents as little drops. Paper is from My Mind’s Eye-Yours Truly and Basic Grey-Lauderdale.
7. Teacher Loves a Happy Child
PI-Jump for Joy. I colored her with copics, I paper pieced her and added glitter to her skirt. I added grass to her feet, added copics there too. Added some Rhine stones to her feet. MFT twine for her rope. She was also cut with Out OF Box technique. There is double scallop edge and the & was written with the alpha dies and you can’t see it clearly but the felt is embossed and is all raised in parts. added the Posie die and their centers in different felt colors. I did some mix and match banners and the fancy flourish. Her sentiment is also from two sets, the PI-Jump for Joy and the word “ing” from Pi- Plane Amazing.
Here is the last page. I will add a personal greeting: Thank you for making my daughter this and much more.
This is simple, I just added the Fishtail banner,added some faux stitiching You Move me die that I added Finishing Flourishes to with Milled Lavender distress ink and a Zva pearl swirl.
and lastly the back
Now here are pictures of the note cube
Since a PI would not fit this is a 3×3 inch note cube and the small one is I think 1×1.
I added a finishing Flourish and a butterfly stamp from Tag IT set. I colored the butterfly with distress markers and blended them, I tried to get pearls powder but it looked pasty and I did not like that so did not do it.
Here is the first journal, I used MFTWSC 67 for the layout
PI-Cause for Celebration. I colored her with copics, paper pieced her and added copics to her bow. I added the crown dienamic, the perennial flower and topped it with rolled daisy cut from a tie dye felt., part of the leafy flourish cut with glitter felt. a pearl colored again with copics. My awesome fishtail banner holds the sentiment which was embossed with embossing powder. Paper is from Lily Bee Design-Happily lost and DCWV-Citrus Matstack.
Here is the second Journal. I used the MFTWSC68 layout, I used a little liberty with it, and made one square standing and one sleeping.
Both Journals are 4×6. I used the Big Greeting that I embossed with clear embossing powder. It was stamped with black Momento ink. The sides were stamped with Finishing Flourishes with Blue Bahama Momento Ink. I cut the cork with the fishtail banner, and added a medium rose to it, I added bling, do you see the awesome leaves on it those are the christmas bulb die. don’t they look great. They were adhered behind the cork. Added another Zva pearl. Paper is from Miss Carolina- Dolled Up. Also you can see the negative of the notebook edge on one of the squares.
If you have stayed with me till the end. Thank you so much. You can now see why I love MFT so much.
Thank you for your comment and I appreciate each one.