Thursday, August 13, 2009

Apple for the teacher

This week PPA has an inspiration challenge. Take this Pottery Barn Kids picture and create a project. I had a hard time deciding what to do until I thought about my daughter going to first grade in a little more than a week. I think something is missing from my card but I can't figure out what that is. Onto the recipe for the card.

  • First, take a piece of 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 Gable Green and foldin half to make your card base. Set aside.
  • To make the pattern for the Big Shot piece, take strips of 1" width Pacific Point and Baja Breeze and adhere to printer paper. Roll through Big Shot with the Top Note die. Adhere to card base.
  • Print out "An apple for the teacher" on Whisper White cardstock. Punch out with circle scallop punch and brush edges over Real Red stamp pad. Attach to card base with dimensionals.
  • Attach a piece of Real Red grossgrain ribbon onto card base over Top Note.
  • Now stamp the truck from Loads of Love in Basic Grey on Whisper White cardstock. Color in with Crushed Curry. Cut out and adhere to card base.
  • Cut out an apple shape from Read Red textured cardstock and adhere to card in bed of truck. Cut out leaf shape from Garden Green and adhere to apple. Cut stem shape from Chocolate Chip and adhere to apple.
  • Finally, cut a small piece from Real Red grossgrain ribbon and tie around ribbon already on card. Done.
Thanks for visiting and be sure to stop by Pals Paper Arts to join in the challenge.


  1. What a cute teacher card, Roberta! As a teacher myself, I can appreciate this! The top note die mimics the rug of the inspiration photo beautifully! Thanks for playing @ PPA, and please join us again for next week's challenge!

  2. I love how you mimic the rug with the top note die! The colors look great. I think if you added three rhinestone square brads it would give you that completed feeling you are looking for and would mimic the three boards in the back ground of the picture. Great job! The ribbon looks great.
    Laura Howell

  3. Great challenge card Roberta! Love the matching rug!

  4. What a great use of the top note die!

    On behalf of the Pals Paper Arts Design Team, thanks for Playing @ PPA!

  5. This is too cute, Roberta! Love your colors and I especially like your striped rug! Great job

  6. Oh, man! I love the rug transformed into the top note die background. Genius. Hugs, Mary

  7. Your colors, layout all can be seen in the inspiration. Your card is like the definition of inspiration! Please come back and play again!