Sunday, July 8, 2012

Thank you card and gift......


I hope you are all well and keeping dry! How wet has it been!
Hopefully now the school's summer holidays are fast approaching we will finally have a summer!
So to show our appreciation for the amazing work that Luca's teachers have done for him for his first year I have made a card and altered a pencil case as a little thank you.

Here is the card. I have been so inspired by the work of this amazingly talented girl Hanne. That I have tried to make a card out of a paper bag. Thank you Hanne for all your incredible inspiration!
I have distressed everything with walnut stain.
I have used a Fiskars punch for the top border.
The paper I have used is Pion.
The small border die, heart tag and leaves die are Magnolia's Doohickeys.
The gorgeous crocheted flowers are Tabby Craft.
The die cut letters are quickutz.
The flowers and metal corner are WOC.
The seam binding is from The Ribbon Girls.

I have coloured my Magnolia Image with distress ink pads.
The stickle glue I have used is star dust.

Here is the inside for Luca to write his message.
The post mark is Paper Artsy.

Here is the pencil case.
I painted it with gesso.
The butterflies from WOC were bronze but I used metallic alchohol ink to make them silver.
The butterflies around the side are a Martha Stewart punch.
The school letters are Pion.
The name plate is a quickutz die.

The little tags are quickutz.
The sentiment is Magnolia.
The flowers are leaf swirl branch are Magnolia Doohickeys.

The letters are Tim Holtz grunge letters painted with distress paint.

The inside has been distress painted and sprayed with glimmer mist.
The words are Tim's Doodaa's.

Thank you so very much for visiting with me. I truly appreciate your support!

Have a lovely week ahead!

kim xxx


angelwhispers said...

Oh I wish I was Luca's teacher what a lucky lady she is this is just superb and such wonderful colours and detail! What a wonderful keepsake to remind her of Luca!! Love Chanelle xxx

sassy said...

wow what a extremly fantastic card and that box stunning .... there is going to be one very very happy teacher..its all just beautiful stunning work kim...hugs sassyxx

Gery said...

Wow, I think I'm going to change my profession and will become a teacher!!!
Getting such beautifiul presents at the end of the year from my pupils!!
You made such a beautiful and lovely present to say thank you.
I think that's so very nice.
And as always you made quite a big job of it.
Love the paper bag, but also the pencil case is amazing and all the beautiful materials you used and they all fit so perfect together.
Think about how glad that teacher will be, that somebody worked so hard for her on this.
Great job Kim and you must be a very nice person to do this for her.
Groetjes Gery

Jenine said...

Wowww this is so stunning Kim!!

Don't give a comment all the time, but i'm still a fan of your lovely work!
Don't miss any of your blogsposts.

Hugs Jenine xXx

Kirsty-Anne Davies said...

Hi Wow what a beautiful set for his teacher ! I am sure she will treasure it ! I just love your Tilda with the stunning floral arrangement ! Your pencil box is super stunning so many beautiful details ! So inspired ;0)

Trish said...

Wonderful set Kim, I am sure she'll love it!

Janette said...

Hi Kim, I have to say if I received this I think I would drop to the's so beautiful, you must be delighted with the results..xx

Kim said...

Wow! Both your creations are just divine! Love them. Such stunning details. So stunning!

Hugs Kim

Marga50 said...

Wauwwwww schitterend wat ziet er mooi en verzorgd eruit. Groetjes Marga.

Jok_96 said...

WOW, so beautiful, I Love it.

Hugs Johanna.

Suze said...

Wowww this is so stunning Kim!!
I love it all.

Hugs Suze xxx

June Nelson said...

Wow wow wow darl what a work of art, you always do everything properly, these are just two beautiful creations Kim sweetie love them huggies June xxxxx

Susy said...

Gorgeus, Kim!

The pencil cage is stunning!


Kelly Schelske said...

Kim, what a gorgeous set!! I love it!!

Astrid said...

Ohhh Wow Kim this beautiful, very very nice.
Hugs Astrid

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Kim,This is so wonderful.

Hugs Riet.xx

marion said...

It's awesome. Hugs, Marion

Christina C. said...

Holy smokes.....what a lucky teacher!!!! She will treasure this lovely tag and your magnificent pencil case. What a treasure!!!!!!
Both items are incredible works of art.....WOW, WOW, WOW!

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Kim well you have excelled yourself ! Like the other comments I wish I was the teacher who is getting this fantastic card and pencil case I really would not want to use it but keep it to look at and admire well done lots of love Jo xxx

Amanda said...

Woooow, lovely card, but I adore the pencil case, stunning!

Hugs Amanda xx

Anesha said...

They are really beautiful!!!!

Kjersti said...

Wow! Two gorgeous creations Kim! Love the paperbag-card, so beautiful, and the pencil case is fabulous and lovely decorated:)
Have a nice week!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Kat said...

Gorgeous set Kim. What a lucky teacher to receive such a beautiful card and gift. Imagine Luca having been at school for a year already. My granddaughter Poppy starts school in August. Seems about 5 minutes since she was born!

Take care,

Kat xx

May said...

O my word.. She will be delighted with these two Gorgeous gifts... Your blog is such a dream to visit your makes are simply AmAzing... Hugs May x x x

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...


Melodie said...

Wow, Kim, your new creations are so fantastic. Great compliment!!!

Maria Therese said...

Oh this is gorgeous Kim ♥

Sarah said...

OMW! Kim these are absolutely stunning creations. Lucky teacher!

Sarah x

Grenouille Greetings said...

That's a pencil case??? My word, Kim, it's now absolutely beautiful!!! Much too nice just for pencils!!! And your card is sooooo pretty with it's matching beautiful embellishment and pull out prettiness! This is a stunner! Hugs, Lesley

Hank hendricks said...

I am going to keep it in mind and will use it
Send gifts to pakistan if i remember.

Nicola said...

Wow Kim this is every teachers dream gift set! I thought the card had exquisite detail until I saw the amazing altered pencil case - awesome!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Marlies said...

A gorgeous case and card Kim! So beautiful and romantic! Lovely papers and embellies! A beautiful gift! hugs, Marlies

joy said...

Amazing creations Kim. You are truly an inspiration!

Shazza said...

awesome!!!! Like I said, would love to be a teacher of one of your family if you get gifts like these :0)

Andrea said...

Wow Kim, these are beautiful. Your grandson's teacher is so lucky x

Lou said...

Hi! two very gorgeous creations Kim,your pretty detail is just amazing and such a special gift too.
hugs Lou.xx

Elise said...

OoOoh Kim, this set is AMAZING! I always love your work .. so delicate, soft and breathtakingly gorgeous! That pencil case .. OMGosh, I've never seen anything like that! Luca's teachers will so treasure these gifts ... sigh ... simply incredible Kim!

Hope you are all doing well and your lovely grandbabies are doing very well too!

Big Hugs,

Trudy said...

wow what a fantastic card Kim. and that box is stunning ....
Hugs Trudy

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is just simply stunning, love the colours that you have used too, gorgeous work, hugs Pops x x x

maxine said...

Hi Kim this is stunning a very special gift x

Hélène said...

A big wow! It's gorgeous I'm a teacher and I'm so jalous!!!I'm sure she will show her gift to every teachers on the school!
hugs from Quebec xx

Tiets said...

my gosh how beautifull!!!
Hugs Tiets

Astrid said...

OMG, this is absolutely fabulous, love it !!

hugs Astrid

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow Kim, that is stunning and what a clever idea to use a empty date box for the pencil case, I can remember doing that myself when I was younger, hugs Shirleyxx