04 May 2016

There's no people like show people....

Hi All! Just thought I'd pop in with some thank you cards I did recently. My daughter just finished up her final middle school musical of all time (at least as a middle schooler), and she asked me to make thank you cards for the drama teacher, vocal teacher, and the costume coordinator (who is a mom with EXTRAORDINARY patience). She wanted something that would be big enough for the whole cast and crew to sign. Did I mention that there were 54 kids involved in cast and crew? Yeah, a simple A2 card would NOT do. So I decided to go for the 12x12 napkin fold card. Let's take a look:




 I created each of these cards using Black, Sapphire, and Honey cardstocks for the base, and then layering them with Whisper, Crystal Blue, and Cranberry cardstock. I then added a third layer of White Daisy cardstock (for the areas that the kids would write on) and patterned papers from the brand spankin' new Magical paper pack by Close To My Heart. The middle school musical this year was Aladdin, Jr. and this paper pack just screams Disney to me.

For the belly bands, I used the same cardstock and paper combos that I had used for the cards and then added red, grey, gold, and white glitter papers in a variety of shapes, along with some black glitter letter and number stickers from my stash. I also die cut some letters and numbers from the gold glitter paper. I used some of the Magical Compliments to layer the letters and numbers on in the first two cards, and then added a special little Aladdin, Jr. charm using CTMH gold base and bling pendents and glass covers along with a bit of white and gold ribbon. Finally, I added sentiments from the (also brand spankin' new) Beyond Awesome stamp set. (LOVE this set!) The sentiments are all stamped on White Daisy cardstock in Black, Whisper, Sapphire, Crystal Blue, Honey and Cranberry inks.

Let's take a quick look at the inside:


You can really see the all the layering when it's open. I layered the front (inside) and the back of the card the same way so that the kids had plenty of room to write. The sentiments (which I stamped in colors matching the base layer cardstock) are from the A Thousand Thanks stamp set. This is my absolute go-to stamp set for thank you cards.

And here's a look at the cards all together:


The kids loved them. And so did the recipients, I think. They were definitely fun to make, though I think I may be done with the whole belly band thing for a while.... But that's okay because musical season is over until September. At which time I'll have two in high school and BOTH are show people! (And there's no people like 'em!)

Have a wonderfully creative week!






8 comments:

  1. OMG! These cards are AWESOME! Now that takes a lot of patience to create 3 layered cards like this. You are one pretty special mom yourself! How fun.

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    1. Thanks Lynn! You teachers are certainly worth all the effort! 😄

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  2. Wow, wow, WOW! These are amazing, Kim! The details, the layers, the fun fold... they just blow me away! So, so special! I am in awe!

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  3. Kim, I second the other two comments!!!!! These are fantastic!!!

    Can you share, is this an original design or did you draw inspiration from some where, or better you do you directions?

    I am wanting to do something for my Grandson's teacher and this is great.

    Thank you for sharing it!

    Leslie

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    1. Hi Leslie! Thanks for your comment. I'm so glad you like the cards! The design is not mine, and I couldn't trace it back to its origin. It's been all over YouTube and the crafting blogs fo a couple of years now. There are some great tutorials on YouTube if you search "napkin-fold card". (Sometimes it isn't hyphenated.) These three cards have 12 x 12 inch bases that fold to 6 inch cards, but I just taught some girls to make the same card today with 8x8 inch bases that fold to 4x4 inch cards.
      Have fun! 😄

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  4. Kim, you are amazing. Truly amazing. The beauty of the cards, the love you put into them, and this fabulous blog post. I do love visiting you!!

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    1. Awww, thanks Brenda! And I do love it when you visit! 😄

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