Sunday, June 27, 2010

Present for Mme

Andrew's school year finishes on Tuesday, and I made a special gift for his teacher. It is very similar to the one I made for his teacher last year. I love how it turned out. I think the pesonalized frames make the greatest gifts!!

I used a number of cartridges to bring this about. The font is Making the Grade, an oldy but a goody, which I think they are now retiring. Most of the pieces are from Locker Talk -crayons, glue, pencil, apple. The bus is from Doodlecharms and the "teacher" is from EDPD. They do not actually have a teacher on EDPD, but I used one of the professional girl outfits, and the hair from the nurse (I think) cause it looked like his teacher's hair, and a hair band from yet another person. I then stamped her face using Peachy Keen Stamps, and gave her cheeks with a little bit of chalk. I love how it turned out. It is so cute, and actually looks like Mme Thompson!
I created this using my Gypsy, which saved me a ton of time and paper. I have made some basic shapes on my Gypsy to "open as a template" when I am designing specific things. For example, I have a file calle 8 x 10 for frame. It is simply a rectangle from George, sized as an 8X10, I can then open it as a template to be sure the words are the right size and decide my layout etc.
I have found this really helpful when designing on my Gypsy. i have 12x12, 7x7 and 8x8 templates to design scrapbook pages with - Nothing is more frustrating than printing a title and discovering it won't fit! I also have 4x5 1/4, 5x5 and 6x6 templates to help me design cards.
The other Gypsy feature I used and LOVE is hide contour!! The pencil involves one base cut and then 4 of the same function cut in 4 different colors (eraser, metal band, wood tip and lead) I was able to hide everything except the eraser for the pink paper, everything except the lead for the black paper etc... saved tons of time and paper, not to mention space on my mat.
So Tuesday, Mme will get this as well as her card box. I hope she likes them :)
A la prochaine...


BeeBeebabs said...

Cute cute tfs

scraphappysteph said...

Love this!

xosparklesxo said...

That looks really great!

Jean said...

Fabulous Michelle! Bet teacher loved it!