Wednesday, June 30, 2010

to be a star, you must shine your own light...


I LOVE stars.
So I bought this new star punch recently. And just a warning...you might be seeing it a LOT! lol
I can't get enough of it!
Do you think it is just because the 4th of July is almost here?

Here are my creations with Jenni Bowlin's July kit!

I have been thinking about flying and how much I love it, because when I fly, it usually means I am going home to visit my family. On this page, I punched stars in each of the layers of paper to let the layer underneath show through. The photo is one I took on our last trip home in 2008!

Speaking of flying, the airplane paper in the kit gave me an idea to create some luggage tags for my girls! I drew out the airplane shape myself, put it together and laminated it with self-laminating paper that you can buy at Staples. The little labels that I used for her name came in the add-on kit, and I ran them through the printer before putting them all together. Front and back views....(sorry I had to blur out some of the info)

Taylor's last day of school was June 24th, so I made some thank you cards for her 2 teachers. Her teachers are both men this year, and I wanted the cards to be simple. I'm terrible at manly cards, but I had to give it a go! I tucked a gift card inside each one.

The "thanks" card is a trifold card, and the "teacher" card has a star punched out of it. A yellow star was adhered on the inside to show through the opening. If I would have had more time, I would have done some colorful stitching on these cards, but I think they are cute enough as is. :)

Taylor's male teachers were SO good this year. So good. She didn't complain about going to school one single day this year and that's quite an accomplishment! The following teachers will have a tough act to beat. As a parent, I so appreciate that. Who says school can't be fun?
We are off with our snazzy new luggage tags, headed to see my family. For those of you who celebrate the 4th, enjoy your Independence Day... and the sparklers, fireworks, parades and all the fun stuff that comes with this holiday! :)
Danielle

11 comments:

Malka said...

Very good card!!! :)

Lorna May said...

Love the work made with the star.
I have that same punch. It's fab, like you say it's used alot!

~Sasha Farina~ said...

oh how adorable! i need to make the airplane tags for our luggages! :D

LollyChops said...

I love all the stars and that luggage tag is totally awesome!

Mandy said...

what a great punch...cute page too...i have never!!!!flown...lol...xxx

Jennifer L. said...

Such fantastic projects!!

Evgenia said...

great projects!

Charlene said...

Love all your sweet creations!! So sweet! Great luggage tag!

Colleen said...

Your stars look amazing. I think I need a new punch.

Keshka said...

Love the colors on this!

Cindy Tobey said...

Awesome projects! Great idea with the luggage tags - cute airplane! By the way, I'm with you. I love my star punch too! :)