May 22, 2009

Assembly Line Stamping

As I've mentioned in the past, I'm a grade 6/7 teacher to 27 AMAZING kids! We have our annual Coffee House evening coming up at our school at the end of May. Last year, just after I got started with cardmaking and Stampin' Up, I came up with a fundraiser for our Grade Seven's to do to help pay for their year end fieldtrip. We made cards in the classroom as part of our Art activities and then sold them on the evening of our Coffee House. It was a very successful event! Well, we are carrying on with it this year, and as my stamping skills have become more fine tuned, I've been able to teach my students some much more effective techniques. They've done an amazing job and have produced over 200 cards. (is anyone else seeing a fabulous way of mass producing swap cards? I think I might lose my job for that one:)

Anyway, in addition to the cards, I volunteered my class to do the centerpieces for the tables. I finished my sample today, so this will be our art project on Monday! I had bought a bunch of the little battery operated votives at Costco last fall with the intention of using them for a Halloween project much like this. I never got around to it, but now I'm glad I didn't. As there are many children in the gym on the evening of the Coffee House, I would be very nervous about having real candles. These are a safe way to get some ambience while keeping the little monkeys safe:)

This were very easy to make. I used Cardstock Vellum for the rigidity and just stamped the grass from Inspired By Nature using black StazOn ink. I adhered the whole thing using my Sticky Strip as I didn't want to risk them falling apart that evening. The scallop border punch was used for the Basic Black Cardstock and then I just used my Signo Gel Pen for the white dots. Finally, I used my SU exclusive Sizzix Butterly die for the embellishments. This particular candle decor was made using a piece of vellum that was 4.25"x 5.5".


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