Friday, June 4, 2010

Thanks - Biggest Card I've Ever Made

This thank you card measures almost 8 inches in diameter! I made it large to allow for multiple signatures on the inside. I modified a Silhouette design by Karla Dudley. This is a card to thank everyone at K's school.

Yesterday, the staff and students organized a black and white themed reception to thank us for volunteering during the year. They provided childcare for us. We were asked to wear black and white. That's how I choose the color scheme for this card.

The reception was awesome! I have to brag. The tea sandwiches were made with dark and white bread. There were cheese and black olives on picks. They served a black bean and sour cream dip with white and blue corn tortillas chips. They served us root beer floats and at each table we had a mini fondue with goodies to dip into the chocolate. There was singing (and dancing performances by both teachers and students. We had heard that some teachers would be dancing. To surprise them, we used the Cricut machine in the volunteer room to make voting paddles "a la Dancing With the Stars". When the teachers took their bows, over a dozen of us held up our paddles with their score. That was fun!

A few weeks ago, they also made us the most amazing breakfast: omelets made to order, hash browns, blueberry pancakes, fruits, quiche, coffee cake, and one teacher hand painted on violet flower-shaped cookies. The tables were decorated with Mexican tapestries, vintage wooden art, pottery, and glassware. We are spoiled!

Card Ingredients
Stamps: none
Paper: Basic Black (SU!), vellum with swirls (from my stash)
Ink: none
Tools: Silhouette (with Circle Window Ribbon Card: thanks by Karla Dudley), Big Shot (to die cut small flower out of white fun foam)
Other: black button (misc), Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, white surgical thread, white gel pen (Sakura)


naomi chokr said...

OMG your card is just amazing im in awe!!!! i have the silhoutte i just bought it from a friend i need to use it and learn how to use it. Great...amazing idea!!

Mary J said...

Anthonette, what an AMAZING card - luuurve it!

sideoats + scribbles said...

Wow that card is awesome! LOVE it! I like making cards of different sizes -- gonna have to make some BIG ones! :)

And the reception and breakfast both sound soooooo yummy!

HUGS! :)

Angie Tieman said...

Wowza! That was a big card! But what a great idea! Love it!