I love working with digital elements in photoshop and then adding a little bling or texture to make them pop! This digital kit, School Days, was purchased from http://www.sweetshoppedesigns.com/. I started with a blank 5x7 template in photoshop elements. I used papers from the kits and layered them together while using the turquoise scallop element as a divider between the two papers. Then I added a text layer to type the teacher's name. I printed the 5x7 card onto photo paper. I attached it to cream cardstock 10"x7", folded it in half, so my son can write a special thank you inside. The small banner was created from the Mod and Retro Stack by Die Cuts with a View. I cut small triangles and glued them to twine with a glue gun. They were each attached to the card with a pop dot to create dimension.
The large wooden clothes pin is from Creative Imaginations. I simply cut and attached coordinating card stock to the clothes pin. I added fun and bright school days stickers from Me & My Big ideas to the bottom of the clothes pin. I gathered a few ribbon in coordinating colors and tied them to the side of the clothes pin. Finally, I cut yellow cardstock to place behind the gift card (since the gift card was clear on one side). Now that’s it, a unique way to give a simple gift card and to say Thank You for that special Teacher in your life! Thank you for letting me share, you can visit me at http://www.simplycreatedesigns.etsy.com/ ! Enjoy, Denise