Thursday, June 7, 2012

Retirement Crayon Card

This has most definitely been a VERY busy school year and I haven't had much time for crafting.  I did have a few projects that I needed to get completed the last few weeks of May.  Now that summer break is officially here, I have time to share them with you. 

One of my fellow teachers retired this year after 36 years of teaching!!  I wanted to make her a card that would be very special and memorable.  At our school, our Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First Grade classrooms are on one hallway and we always do things together.  I knew that the card needed to be big enough to have lots of room for everyone to write. 

This card is an entire sheet of 8 1/2 X 11 card stock and folded in half.  I needed plenty of room, not only for the inside comments, but I needed it to be large enough to make the crayon pack work on the front.  All of the first grade teachers doors are marked with a colored crayon that hangs from the ceiling in front of our doors.  This helps students get to the correct room for various activities throughout the year.  Since there were six of us this year I thought it would be cute to put all of our color crayons in the pack on the front.  I used Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More cricut cartridge for the crayon box and I used A Child's Year for the crayons themselves. 

I decided to make the crayons note cards for each of us to write on. I welded two crayons together with my Gypsy to make a "card."  I then cut out two white inserts that were just smaller than the shape itself to make it easier to write on for the darker colors.  All 5 of these were removable and only the purple crayon (the color of the retiring teacher) was fixed to the crayon box.  After I put them together they looked really plain so I pulled out my Peachy Keen Stamps face stamps and my white gel pen and made them look much cuter!!!  (love those PKS face stamps!)

To finish the crayon box I used the first grade sign from the Locker Talk cartridge and cut it out twice, once in black and again in pink.  This cut is designed to not cut the letters out completely so I took my craft knife and got after the pink and layered it on top of the black. 

I used various Stampin' Up! stamps, punches, and DCWV paper to finish off the card.  If you have any questions, let me know!  Thanks for looking!!!


blissfulfour said...

I made several cards this year for our faculty to sign. This is such a cute idea to allow individuals to have their own card within a card! I will have to remember this one ;-)