Taking a little break from
To bring you the project at the heart of controversy:
Ingredients: Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Great Grads (retired), Paper - Bazill cardstock, Scrapbook Customs Class of 2011; Other - Electronic Die Cutting Machine (cough...cough..do you hear something?) ,electronic die cutting machine cartridge "Happy Graduation", Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, Keytag punch (retired), free SVG file from here.
This is the inside:
The one problem I had with this gift card holder was that the card would fall out quite easily unless you stuck the card in there with adhesive. So I made a few changes. I changed the fold so that the front of the card would tuck into the bottom, and then I came up with the solution of having the greeting hold it in. It's popped up on dimensionals and keeps the card from sliding out of the pocket.
The interesting thing about this whole dealio was that I had quite gotten over my irritation with the teacher for commandeering the gift purchase. I like this teacher...this was her first year teaching the 8th grade, so there were a lot of things she had to take on. Plus, she does an awesome job with the Boy and I have to admire anyone who can manage to teach him anything.
But what ended up happening the day before graduation, though, was that the people who were supposed to do the class banner got into a tiff and didn't finish it. The principal had gotten irritated with them and after finding out that the teacher had bought all the gifts and that the 7th graders were wrapping them, jumped to the conclusion that the teacher had had to take it upon herself to buy the gifts, rather than that she had just done it. So the principal sent out an email to ALL the 8th grade parents to say, basically, that someone had better pick up the banner and finish it, because she wasn't allowing the teacher to do it as she was already picking up the slack for those who were not doing their jobs.
Um. Yeah. I got pretty mad, let me tell you. I sent her an email back, with the whole long story of my involvement with the gift and my effort to at least provide the gift card holders. I got an apology. So I am good. I got another apology from the teacher, who had been horrified when she read the email herself and made sure the principal got set straight. All is well and forgiven. But most importantly, the kids had a great graduation and are now on their way to high school!
I would have never guessed that this whole thing would open such a big can of.... Because now that I have this thang, having just one cartridge for it isn't enough. I have been haunting Ebay, mostly, trying to pick them up on the chirp ...er..I mean CHEAP.
Well, back to work. Ta!