Sunday, April 19, 2015

Treat Box for my Students

Well, for all you teachers out there, you know that this is testing season.  Cue dramatic groans.  ;)  My fifth graders already took the reading STAAR test a couple of weeks ago and tomorrow they take the math STAAR (prayers appreciated for best efforts put forth and for all I've taught them to surface when they need it!). This is the one that is most pertinent to me since I teach fifth grade math, so how they do will be a reflection of my teaching abilities regardless of so many other factors.  My students have been so burnt out that I wanted to give them a little encouragement before the test tomorrow and a sweet treat to keep them awake during the long FOUR hours that they have to complete it.

Since I had to make 54 of these babies I kept the design pretty simple!

Don't ask me how many stars I stamped and cut.  Lol.


Celebrations:  green Silk Luster 
Memento: Paris Dusk ink

At this stage, I stamped the Super Star sentiment and splattered the silk luster.  Then, I added white liner tape to only two sections, as shown above.

Folded along the score lines, then removed the white liner tape backing.

I added the starts to the tops with different widths of foam tape then filled them with my students' favorite candy.  :)

I just know they are going to feel encouraged, hopefully boosting their moral to do their best!  

Wish us luck!  Send your prayers, cause we're hitting it hard tomorrow!  :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Janice :)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Butterfly in a Jar card

Hey, everyone!  Today I'm joining my Scor-Pal design team members in creating a project for our monthly, "More Than One Score" challenge.  :)  For April, the theme is Spring/Flowers, so I create a card showcasing a beautiful butterfly with a scored background to look like the bark of a tree.

You might remember I made a shaker card with this same silhouette HERE, be sure to check it out for instructions on how to create it.


First of all, I want to say that this is probably the easiest technique ever!  Lol!  So easy there is just one step!  ;)

1. Simply, place your piece of cardstock face down and using your Scor-Pal, score short sections at random throughout the piece of cardstock.

As you can see in the picture below, the front of the card shows the embossed "bark" looking pattern.  :)

And again, here is my card after adding the jar element to it.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!!!
Janice :)