This is the longest Christmas break I’ve ever experienced but it is quickly coming to an end! Tomorrow I head back to school and begin my last 40 days of teaching before I hang up my educator’s license! Forty years ago I began teaching and I’ve had the joy of seeing students grow and mature from Kindergarten all the way through high school. When you are a music educator, your teaching assignments can change based on the needs of the school, so much as I prefer elementary music, I also enjoyed several years working with warped middle schoolers (I say that fondly because I’m equally warped and remember, I probably had 95% of them in elementary!), and I even directed high school choir and band.
Of all of my teaching opportunities, band was the biggest challenge for me but with the wonderful help of my dear band director friend Aaron Watkins we had one outstanding year. (God love him, he came in before school started, laid out my musical pieces for the first semester, came back and laid out my contest selections, and returned the week before contest and ran a full day of rehearsals. I was literally one step ahead of those band kids!) It was with his expertise we pulled the first I rating the school band had ever had, AND we had an All State Band Member too with Kari Brogdon!!!! Funny, my biggest educational challenge was also one of my proudest teaching memories thanks to my WORK HUSBAND Aaron Watkins!!!!
Enough musical, educational musings!!! Let’s CREATE!
Floating Stripes Using Window Sheets!
This card is my first attempt using the floating stripe technique, and I love it!!! Such a fun and easy technique! After figuring out my color combo, I cut card stock in 3/8 inch and 1/2 inch strips. Adhere tear and tape to the back of your strips, then attach to a piece of window sheet cut just larger than the die cut you will be using.
To adhere the die cut to the front of the card, use either foam adhesive strips or small pieces of dimensionals and place behind the stripes to give the appearance of the stripes floating. Decorate by attaching a die cut, greetings, and embellishments – done!
FB Live Demonstrating This Technique!
I demonstrated this card on my FB LIVE this morning. You can watch a replay by clicking on the link below. While you are there, please follow me on FB to receive notifications of classes, FB Lives, and Stampin’ Up! news!
Last Day to Sign Up For The Kisses And Hugs Paper Pumpkin Kit!
Today is the final day to sign up for the Paper Pumpkin Kit Kisses and Hugs Kit! Everything you need to create these adorable projects are included in the kit except for adhesive! Paper Pumpkin is a PERFECT way to try paper crafting without investing lots. For $21 the kit arrives to your house – directions included, and all pieces precut and ready to craft! How much easier can it be?
- Kit contains enough supplies to create 10 cards—5 each of 2 designs—and 10 coordinating envelopes
- Kit features an exclusive Two-Step photopolymer stamp set
- Kit includes a Gray Granite Classic Stampin’ Spot
- Card size: 4-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (11.4 x 10.8 cm) heart-shaped cards; folded
- Coordinating colors: Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite, Very Vanilla
Ordering Link for Paper Pumpkin:
Click on the link below to order your Kisses and Hugs Paper Pumpkin kit today!!!
I hope you try this fun AND easy technique to add a little WOW factor to your paper crafting. I’ll try not to reflect on education for the rest of the school year, but when I realized the number of days left equaled my years in education I had to do so. Aaron and I began teaching in northeast Missouri the fall of 1982, and along with his wife Kathy and my husband Jim we have had some wonderful, hilarious escapades and I wouldn’t have missed them for the world. Dear friends for 40 years. Love you much Aaron and Kathy and we will be up to see you soon!!!
Until next time, keep crafting, keep stamping, and God Bless!Product List