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Critters in the Classroom - May Stamped with Aloha inspiration Night

Cindy asked me to help design and prepare the projects for our May Stamped with Aloha Inspiration Night.  We decided on a critter theme (of course!) featuring the Playful Pals set and Schoolhouse designer series paper.  And we were very relieved when we found out that the Playful Pals stamp set will be in the new catalog so that we can continue to have fun with them!

The first 3 projects feature a cute mouse on the cover of a folder that holds 2 matching mouse cards.

20160531 Mouse Card Folder - green

20160531 Mouse with balloons card 20160531 Mouse with sunflower card

20160531 Folder with cards inside

To make the folder, a full sheet of thick white cardstock was used.  It was scored down the middle on the long edge at 5 1/2".  Then it was scored along the 8 1/2" edge at 6 1/4".  Fold on both scored marks.  For the pocket fold, trim the middle so that it leaves a space shaped like a V (see photo above).  Attach each pocket to the edge using tear and tape.

The next 2 cards are similar to designs that I made for my May card class.  

Here is the owl card that has a pocket inside where you can tuck a gift card or other monetary item.  The finished card size is 4 1/4" x 4 1/4".  Start with a piece of crumb cake cardstock that measures 4 1/4" x 10".  Score along the long edge at 4 1/4" and 8 1/2".  Fold up the flap to form the pocket.  Use the 1" circle punch to punch out half a circle tab from the small flap.  Then attach the corners using a glue dot for extra hold.  For the owl, the same shape is used for the body as was used for the mouse.  The stick for the sign is a toothpick.

20160531 Owl Gift Card

  20160531 Inside pocket of Owl card

The final project is a little rabbit.  The set-up reminds me of a white board used in the classroom.  The watercolor Thank You reminds me of practicing cursive writing in school.  Hope you like this little guy.

20160531 Little Rabbit Card

 Supplies used to make these projects:

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