Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Berries for the Teacher

When most people think of school, they think of apples, I know I always did.  That was until last year.  One day one of my students, I will call him David, came to class and said he had something for me in his backpack.  I never would have expected his gift!  It was a little basket of strawberries!!!!  He had heard me saying that I loved strawberries and while he was out shopping with his mom, he asked if he could bring his teacher some strawberries.

At our school, gifts are not common because of the economic situation in our area.  Knowing that David cared enough about me to want to bring me a gift was more than enough, but to bring me my favorite fruit??? It was one of the kindest things I have ever seen.

So here is my card to remember this "berry" special day :)

Here is a side view.  I heat embossed the sentiment and dry embossed the background.

I added glossy accents to his eyes and to the strawberry to make it look all juicy!

I added stitching, twine, and pop dots for dimension.

This sentiment is from My Creative Time's 9th release.  The whole release is a must have!  Emma has such cute stamps but this release is the most versatile because it has a sentiment for pretty much any occasion and holiday.

I am so happy with how this card came out.  I don't think I will ever let this card go :)

Everyday Paper Dolls: Boy and clothes
Wild Card: Card Base
Simply Charmed: Strawberry
Cricut Classic Font: Circle
My Creative Time: Sentiment
PKS: Boy Mates Assortment-Face
Recollections: brown, blue, black, cream, red and white card stock
DCVW: Stripes, Dots, and Lines stack- Blue card stock
SU: Whisper White embossing powder
Twinery: Maraschino Twine

I am entering this card into the following challenges:


  1. AMAZING. The details on this card are PERFECT in every way!!!!! I loved the story too. What a sweet boy. Your stitching and every accent is PERFECT! Hugs- Glora

  2. Very cute card and lovely story. Thanks for joining us at Cricut360.


  3. Wow, your card is so adorable. I love the stitching. I can never get it uniform like that. I have to practice. Most of the time I try to do stitching with my pen, I end up messing up the project! Hehe.

  4. How sweet! This card is so cute, I love the stitching the little strawberry. :)


  5. So cute! I love the PK face and the little strawberry! Thanks for playing at CTO!

  6. This little guy is so cute! Thanks for playing with us this week at CTO.
    Hugs, Jenni

  7. So cute, I love the stitching! The little boy is adorable!

  8. Hi Maribel,
    Real cute card and a wonderful story.


  9. This is ADORABLE!!! LOVE it!!! Thanks for joining us at Cricut 360!

  10. Love this cute little guy holding a berry! Just the colors you used for this..It really reminds me of school colors.
    GREAT Job!
    Cindy Porter

  11. Oh, how cute is he and that strawberry looks great, you did a great job with the challenge! Thanks so much for joining CTO!

  12. Cute card.Love the embossing,dimension and glossy strawberry.Great story too.Thanks for playing at CTO.

  13. really the colors and the dooling.tfs

  14. Oh, Maribel, what a sweet story! And this card is so adorable! I love the embossing and the glossy accents on the strawberry! And your stitching is fabulous! I love this :)


  15. David is so cute!!! Love the juicy strawberry.

  16. Maribel! This is so cute! How sweet of "David" to bring you strawberries! What a thoughtful kid! :)

  17. Hi Maribel! This is adorable! And your story is so sweet and heartwarming! Thank you for sharing it and for playing with us at CTO!

  18. Great job ... super cute.. love it..

    TFS.. and playing with us at CTO..


  19. very cute! can't find the crystal effects here. I ordered it last week so i'm waiting patiently for it to arrive! :D

  20. He's adorable!
    Love your stitching!
    Thanks for joining us at CTO!

  21. This card is ADORABLE!!! Thanks for Joining CTO this week!

  22. What a great card. And I LOVE the story behind it! Kids are wonderful. :) When you get a minute, stop by my blog - I have an award for you.


  23. "berry" sweet story and pretty card!

  24. What a sweet and caring boy!! Another amazing card Maribel!! Love the glossy accents love it all:) Have a great weekend!

  25. Adorable card and sweet story! I have an award for you on my blog. Please come and pick it up! :)


  26. I love the story behind your card. I too was a teacher, currently looking for a job, and am touched everytime a student gives me the unexpexted. Great job on the card. Thanks for joining us at DCD and CTO! -Yvette

  27. Really great details on such a beautiful card, adorable! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

  28. Hi! Its such a sweet card! Your photos show it off so well. The glossy accents detail is great.

  29. Oh my goodness!!! My heart just melted when I read the sweet story regarding your card! And you made a wonderful creation for such a precious memory! Love the little boy image and shiny so precious! Thank you for sharing this sentimental story! Take care!:-))

  30. What an adorable shape card. Thanks for joining us at Cricut360 and DCD.


  31. Beautiful. Love all of the little details! Thanks for playing with us at CTO.

    Trell - DT

  32. This is soooo pretty!! I love the heat embossing...Thanks so much for joining us this week at DCD!!!

    Die Cuttin Diva


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