Sunday, July 2, 2017

For A Special Teacher--PP #351

July 2, 2017

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!

Our lovely Joanne from across the pond is our hostess this week.  She has a fantastic theme challenge for all of us.  Congratulations to graduates, test takers and teachers --- the "subject" of the week! 

Although school has been over for a month in Georgia, I realize many places are just getting out of school.  I already sent out all my graduation cards, but decided to make a teacher thank you to have when school starts again in August.  Teachers can never be thanked enough!

My card is created on a white card base.  I embossed a piece of Daffodil Delight card stock with an alphabet embossing folder.  I found a strip of DSP that had number words on it and added it across the embossed image.  The mason jar is heat embossed in white embossing powder and then I used an aqua painter and Broken China Distress ink to color the water.  I used a retired SU set for the jar.  "Perfectly Preserved" was a favorite set that I will always keep.  The jar cover was stamped on a scrap of polka dot paper and heat embossed in clear embossing powder.  The apples were stamped in red and green using the Reverse Confetti stamp set  All Apples and the matching dies were used to cut them out.   I added drops of Glossy Accents to look like water on the leaves, apples and on the jar.  Wink of Stella was added to the apples for shine.  

Don't forget to check out the fabulous inspirations from our design team and I hope that you will play along with our challenge this week.

The Paper Players Design Team
Challenge Rules:

 Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
  1. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us. 
  2. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  3. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.  Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification!
  4. Have fun!!
All stamping products are welcome.  Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!



  1. What a cute idea putting a bouquet of apples in the jar.....perfect for a teacher's card. So colorful and pretty!

  2. This is perfect for the challenge...and knowing that you were a teacher, it's no surprise you had apple stamps! SO cute!

  3. Fun card! I'm sure that your teachers will love it.

  4. I agree...teachers can never get thanked enough, and your card says it all! I love the idea of glossy accents for water drops fun.

    Have a Happy 4th!!!

  5. Super cute card Claire; I love your apple "bouquet". The water droplets are just perfect, too. A Happy 4th to you and your family, and Happy Birthday to your sweet, beautiful grand-daughter!

  6. I just love this card Claire - I find it hard to make a teacher thank you card without an apple on it, so your trio are right up my street! Love the glossy accents for the water droplets and the fun embossed and patterned background. A fabulous card for my challenge this week and bound to make a special teacher feel appreciated!

  7. Such a sweet idea to make a bouquet of apples! I think the alphabet embossing folder is a real treasure! In fact, I was looking at all the individual elements you've used in this card and was thinking how great they'd be in a school-themed scrapbooking layout.

  8. Hi Claire ~ I love the bright colors, sentiment apples, mason jar...oh just everything about this card! My niece is a teacher for special needs children and I know how much teachers appreciate wonderful thoughtfulness like this! ~ Annie

  9. The perfect card for a great teacher. I love this stamp set set in the jar - adorable!


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