Monday, June 28, 2010

The first of "Many Thanks"

Back in January, yes January, I decided I would make a thank you card for my son's kindergarten teacher that featured all of his classmates hand prints. At that time, I even sent a little note home with each child (including a piece of brightly coloured card stock) asking his or her parents to assist me by submitting a hand print of their child with a personal note to their teacher on the palm. Well, I only got maybe two-thirds of them back, many of which were on different paper because they had lost the one I provided. Fortunately, I was recently the parent helper in class and was able to get the remaining hands traced so that no one would be missing in the completed project.

The moral of the story is, here I am the night before graduation and the project I began 6 long months ago is finally finished. I have to say, I am very proud of the final product. Despite all the hurdles along the way, the colour scheme still managed to fall into place--I found the perfect patterned paper to tie it all in together. Without further adieu, here are the photos...

The front

The inside, open view

A side view, to see the accordion folds

Close-up of the front design elements

Close-up of the greeting inside

Here are the details...

Design: Adapted from "A Handful of Thanks" found in the book "Pop-Up Cards" by Sandi Genovese, Published by Lark Books, 2008. The front cover layout design was inspired by MOJO145 from the Mojo Monday Blogspot.
Paper: Miscellaneous card stock, pattern paper from Cosco
Stamps: Close To My Heart "A Little Everything" and "Doodle Alphabet"
Ink: Close to My Heart black and white daisy
Other: Slice "Words and Expressions" Design Card; Stampin' Up "Spiral" border punch


  1. What a fabulous card! Just love all those hands! Thanks for playing Mojo! :)

  2. Ooh, what a fantastic concept and even cuter card! Love this idea.

  3. What a cute card! Love all the hands!Fabulous idea!