Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Freshly Made Alphabet

My son Aidan is Mr. Memory...he hears the date of someones birthday one time and he never forgets!  On the first day of school, his teacher put up the birthday calendar and Aidan was quick to notice when her birthday was.  He made sure to tell me as soon as he got home...He said "you know you'll need to make her a card for me and Hunter to give to her."  I told him I would be sure to have a card and a little gift ready for her birthday, which is later this month.
This weeks challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments is to create something using the Alphabet.  The first thing that comes to mind when I think of the Alphabet is school, so I jumped on board and decided to make a fun little post-it note holder for Aidan's teacher.

What teacher doesn't use post-it notes?  This super easy little cover was fun to make and decorate!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Storytime DSP
Ink ~ Midnight Muse, Riding Hood Red, Wild Wasabi
Stamp Sets ~ Perfectly Preserved, Morning Post Alphabet, Family Reunion
Other Supplies ~ Cannery Set Framelits, Midnight Muse3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Mini Gel Pen (non-SU), Post-It Note (non-SU)

And of course I had to make a card to go along with this little gift, so with some sketch inspiration from Freshly Made Sketches, I was able to come up with a super cute card as well.  This week marks the 1 year anniversary of Freshly Made Sketches and the challenge was to use any sketch from the past year.  As soon as I spotted sketch #14, I knew it would be the one!
Here is my take on the sketch:

All of the supplies used in the Post-it note holder were used in the card as well.

 Aidan was very excited to see these when he got home from school today and can not wait to delivery them to his teacher in a couple weeks!  I love that my boys enjoy giving small gifts and cards to their teachers, friends and family...warms my heart :)

Happy Stamping!


  1. Seriously SO cute! I love the projects and the back to school theme that goes perfect with the HSS theme this week, thanks so much for playing along!

  2. What a sweet card and gift! Love the colors! I love that ribbon! The DSP is perfect for a teacher and I'm sure Aidan's teacher will love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. GREAT project! I'm sure Aidan gets his thoughtfulness from you :) and I know the teacher must have loved such a cute gift. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments! Erika

  4. Great Project!!! So cute!!! Great use of the Alphabets!!! Thanks for playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments, Diane

  5. Oh my gosh...this is just too cute! As a former teacher, I know Aidan's teacher will LOVE it! And what a thoughtful and sweet young man you are raising! Kudos to you! Thanks for playing in Freshly Made Sketches' First Anniversary Challenge!

  6. Super cute! Great idea for a teacher! In fact, you and I have a lot in common....twin boys and a little guy. I also have one that insisted on a special card for his teacher. I made a postit note holder very similar to yours, too! Too funny! Anyways thanks for joining us at HSS for the alphabet challenge!

  7. Thank you all for the awesome comments....they help keep me going!

    Krista, it is crazy how much we have in common! How far apart are your twins from the baby? Your kiddos look to be pretty close in age to mine :) Thanks for the super kind comments on my project!

  8. Both projects are FABULOUS! I really like the combination of the Morning Post Alphabet with the Storytime DSP. Thanks for playing along with this week's challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

  9. This is adorable, and I have to remember this gift idea. Week after week you come up with something fabulous. Thanks for always taking on our challenges!