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Mar 14, 2011

a la modes Teaser Time: You Rule!

***I'm running a Blogaversary Challenge with a chance at a $35 Gift Certificate to My Favorite Things - be sure to check this post for all the details***


Oh my goodness, do we have a FUN week lined up for you at My Favorite Things this week. Up first are two days of teasers for the new a la modes, then the VIP kit Tuesday night, and then our newest sketch challenge on Wednesday! Exciting, right? So, needless to say, I've been very busy preparing new projects to share with you!

Today's previews are for a la modes: You Rule! Whether you are a teacher, have kids in school, or a friend who teaches, you'll love this set. Its also a perfectly sweet pun to tell any friend in your life that they rule!

I chose to put together a card featuring a "quick release bookmark" for my son's second grade teacher. I colored up the little a la mode to look just like her with her jet black hair.


I stitched all around the tag for added durability, and also, just because I love how the stitching looks. I also added the sentiment full stitched, versus my usual sentiment flag thingy, there was too much of a chance of that getting shredded with use!

By un-tying the ivory twill bow, the bookmark is released, and the ribbon pull on the top unfolds from the back. I did stitch that ribbon in place so that it is truly secure.



Note: I also added patterned paper to the backside of the tag - for a fully finished treatment.

Here's a quick peek at the inside, just enough room for my little guy to sign his name.



This little card is tucked into my son's folder to give to his teacher today. Hopefully it brightens up her Monday morning a little. I can't even imagine 25 eight year olds on a Monday morning. Yikes! I don't think there is enough coffee in the world........

Be sure to check the MFT Blog for a full list of designers participating in previews today!

18 Comments    Post a Comment:

Crafty Math Chick said...

This is fabulous! I love it as I am sure all my fellow teacher friends will!

Arlene said...

So pretty Joanne! I love the vintage shabby-chic feel of this card. :-)

Eva said...

Joanne, this is one seriously gorgeous card! I love your mix of papers and your tag design...genius!!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

adorable, love the colors and the design you used with this cute new image.

bernshwag said...

Joanne, what a brilliant idea! Your card is gogeous! What a wonderful Monday morning surprise!

Wendy said...

O M G!!! This is one amazing card girlfriend!

Megan said...

Darling! I love how you framed her in the oval!

Nancy Guse said...

Pretty pattern papers, love it!

Karen Motz said...

Love how you cropped her and what a fun idea to incorporate a bookmark!!

Lisa H. said...

love adding tags (or book marks) that way. such a cute idea and great design.

Inge said...

How clever! Absolutely fabulous card with yummie tag:-D

Melody said...

Love how you made the tag!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVE that tag Joanne! SO cute!!

Leslie said...

Joanne you are brilliant! How did I not see that?? What a great set to use to make a bookmark. Teacher Appreciation just got SO much easier!!

Leslie said...

Your bookmark is a fantastic idea for a teacher! Love your card and I would never think to cut her legs off - ooh, that sounds harsh :) but I like the look!

Bren said...

this is adorable Joanne. You make the cutest cards. :)

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a DARLING and thoughtful card/bookmark Joanne! You've added such beautiful details! I can't wait to get this sweet stamp! :D

Kathy D said...

Joanne, this one is a stunner! I love how it looks vintage and modern at the same time. You always add the perfect combo of embellishments! And the pull-away bookmark is a fabulous idea!

 
 

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