Another Teacher Card

by karen @ carefree creations - Cooking Teacher

I CASEd Laurie’s card, though working with what I had meant some changes to the layout.

I chose my sentiment because I thought it looked like chalkboard art. Even though I used the largest mat die, I still didn’t have room on the left to hang the flags, so I put them across the top. Since I stamped my sentiment so far to the right (hoping there was room for the flags), I needed something to take up that space; some linen thread wrapped around solved that. My original plan was to have the utensils on the flags, but that just didn’t look good, so they ended up being an accent – which is topped off with the button.

This card is for my kid’s Family & Consumer Science teacher (think home-ec). While they did quite a few varied projects, the cooking aspect is what resonated with my kid the most (hence the food theme).

The awesome part is that the kid now cooks on Friday nights! I am so grateful for this – not only does it give me a night off, but she’s gotten a different perspective on providing for a family.

A funny story, last Friday kid1 cooked quiche (was wonderful!). The younger sibling, kid2, tried it but decided they didn’t like it. My normal rule is that whatever is cooked is what is available for eating (no scrounging) – but they are allowed fruit and/or veggies all they want. When kid2 said they were going to eat something else. Kid1 was upset (disappointed maybe a better word). Every night since, kid1 has thanked me for cooking and made a big effort to eat it, even if not totally thrilled by the meal!!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Stamps: Big Thank You, Thanks All Ways (PTI); Fork & Spoon (Hero Arts);
Ink/Cardstock: White, Black, Soft Stone (PTI); Unicorn white pigment ink (Memento); Versamark (Tsukineko);
Other: Pure Poppy & Blueberry Sky pattern papers, banner dies, wood button (PTI); Linen Thread (SU); Silver embossing powder (Filigree);
Technique: chalkboard;