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~ A Salute to Teachers ~

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Many of us are approaching the end of another school year.  And that means a host of graduation parties, awards dinners and backyard cookouts.  This time of year, has such a wonderful feeling of possibilities!  I am proud to share a couple of cards designed to celebrate a favorite school teacher and Sunday School Teacher. Here is the first project showcasing Our Daily Bread Designs' Class Act stamp set, Notebook Paper Stamp Die Duo, Clipboard Set Dies and A+ Apples Die.
 I started with a rich navy card stock and used ODBD's Side Step Card Die to create my base.  I trimmed patterned paper a bit smaller for each section from the Americana Quilt Paper Collection.  I stamped the sentiment (ODBD's Class Act) with a coordinating navy die on white card stock before framing with the Pierced Ovals Die and Ovals Die.   I stamped the book image on Neenah Solar Crest with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I then colored the image and fussy cut them before adding the to the card.  I added a …

A Look Back at Our Daily Bread Designs' May Release

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Welcome to a special look back at this month's release from Our Daily Bread Designs'.  Today, I have a card using Seeds of Knowledge, Clipboard Set DiesNotebook Paper Stamp Die Duo and A+ Apples Die.  
I started with a white card stock base (4.25 x 11 inches, scored and gate folded at 5.5 inches).  I cut a smaller layer of DP using the Americana Quilt Paper Collection  and offset it to show some of the white base.  I added another slightly smaller white layer...  again offset and a final polka dot design.  (Also found in the Americana Quilt Paper Collection ...)   I stamped the paper image (using red and blue ink to define the lines) on white card stock and used the die from the set to finish it off. (Notebook Paper Stamp Die Duo) I inked up my sentiment stamp with black ink (Seeds of Knowledge) and stamped it on the bottom right corner of the "faux" notebook paper page.  I added a die cut magnifying glass (Clipboard Set Dies) and a the perfect die cut grade (A+ A…

~ Pearls of Wisdom ~

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Teachers impact lives each and every day across our great country.  Some of my fondest childhood memories involve places and events involving special teachers.  I spent countless hours with a tiny easel chalkboard playing school.  The hapless victims...   were rows of stuffed animals...  meticulously placed in what I deemed their proper "seating chart."  I loved school.  So much so, in fact, that I imagined spending my life as an educator.  A few semesters in, I heeded to the call of practicality and chose to pursue a degree in business.  And seventeen years later, I chose to return to school to complete a teaching certificate simply because I needed to prove I could do it.  I love the process of learning.  In fact, I would call myself a lifelong learner...  someone who seeks new learning opportunities.  I admire those who use their God given talents to shape young minds.  It is a difficult and often thankless task.  Scores and standards often take priority over what skills…

Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs' May Release and Blog Hop

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Good morning and welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs' May Release and Blog Hop!  I have a couple of projects to share today featuring stamp sets and coordinating dies perfect for teacher appreciation cards and gifts!  One of the sets has a beautiful cross design and sentiments perfect for creating projects with your favorite Sunday School teacher in mind!  I can't wait to share these fun projects and hope you have as much fun looking at them as I did creating them!  Don't forget to check the end of today's post for details on this month's blog hop!  So here is the first project featuring the Sunday School Teacher stamp set and coordinating Crosses Die.

I started with an ecru card stock base measuring 4.25 by 10 inches, scored and folded at 5 inches.  I cut a slightly smaller gold textured card stock and added an ecru lattice die cut using last month's release, Lattice Background Die.  I stamped the image from the NEW Sunday School Teacher stamp set with a water…