Friday, May 8, 2020

Spring Celebrations: Teacher Appreciation

Hey Festival Friends!! This past Christmas, I decided to invite some crafty friends to join me in a Festival of Christmas with a themed limited run series of social media hops. It was so fun that we decided to do more limited run series!

And it is time for another one: Spring Celebrations. There are five episodes in this series, and this one focuses on Teacher Appreciation. OK, true confession time here. When I was creating the schedule for this series of hops, I did not realize that Teachers Day is actually May 5th this year! Shame on me, right?! But it is absolutely not too late to give those special people a thank you. Just sayin'.

Not just teachers, but bus drivers, paras, coaches, lunch staff, janitors, and anyone who helps in your child's care and education! Let's give them some love (and maybe money, lol!) I know you have a new found appreciation of everything they do now that you have been homeschooling your kids for the last few weeks 😁

I was just not feeling inspired yesterday when I finally got around to working on this project. I wandered around my craft room, reorganized some stuff, played with some other stuff, and just generally procrastinated.

Then I picked up the Spellbinders August 2019 Large Die of the Month set. It makes a clipboard shaped card and some other office supplies.  I thought "Hmm, clipboards are teacher-ish".  FYI: Here is a great video showing how to use this die set:

After I had the clipboard diecut, I found a scrap of kraft cardstock that I had smeared some leftover Gina K Wild Lilac Glimmer paste on a while back. I didn't want to use my metallic paper (I'm hoarding it-don't judge!), so I was digging through my scrap bin.

So, now I needed to go with a purple theme.

 After digging through my stash for something teacher themed, I found the Kindred Stamps Masters of Magic stamp set. All of these sentiments and images are from that stamp set. And bonus- I already had this magical headmaster watercolored and cut out!

 Look at the shimmer on the clip. And the dimension! That die set is full of special details, and is super easy to use.

The magical swirls are heat embossed with White Satin Pearl embossing powder.

This sentiment is from Trinity Stamps Magical Sentiments, and I used some sparkly purple embossing powder from my stash. I believe it is from a My Monthly Hero kit. 

Wow, I really had fun shopping my stash! What are you going to come up with? Be sure to share your creations with us by using the #craftyfestivalfriends hashtag wherever you share on social media! 

The rest of the blog roll is at the end of this post. Have a great weekend, and come back next Friday!
Some of the supplies listed below are affiliate links, some are not. If you use an affiliate link here to make a purchase, I may get a small compensation. I only use things that I love, and do not create paid posts.


Kindred Stamps Masters of Magic- retired
Trinity Stamps Magical Sentiments stamp set: [TS]
Spellbinders Large Die of the Month Kit August 2019-Write On: [SpB]
Hero Arts May 2019 My Monthly Hero: [HA]
Gina K Wild Lilac Glitz Glitter Gel: [GK] [ScB]
Distress Oxide ink pads and refills: [ScB]
Versafine Onyx Black: [ScB]
Daniel Smith watercolors: [DB]
Hero Arts Rose Gold and White Glimmer Metallic Inks: [HA]
Neenah Solar White #110 Cardstock: [AMZ]
Color coded Blender Brushes, set of 5: [AMZ]
Katz Coaster Blanks:
Kat Scrappiness Embossed Edge Rectangle dies:

Blog Roll:

Tania Cordie
Tanya Boser
Instagram Roll:

Adam Karle 
Tanya Boser
Jenny Hall

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