Tuesday, April 23, 2013

TEAPOT TUESDAY - Apples for the Teacher

I'm really glad the storms backed off so I could post today's Teapot Tuesday Challenge. I had so much fun with this card, thanks to the wonderful Storytime DP from Stampin' Up. Must order more!

Our cards this week go to not just one person but to an entire class. They are called the Evansville Kindness Club, headed up by 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Barb Bratvold in Evansville MN. Here's a snippet about how the project began:

The Kindness Club started in 1995 in Evansville (pop. 612) when Barb’s fourth-grade students decided to make get-well cards for a retired schoolteacher who became ill shortly after visiting their class as a guest speaker. Her subsequent thank-you letter prompted smiles and thoughtful reflection from the children.

Eighteen years and 316 students later, Barb now teaches first grade and is shepherding the school’s first-graders as the newest ambassadors of the Evansville Kindness Club. Inducted as lifetime members on the first day of school last fall, each student was presented a certificate bearing the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

What an inspiration this woman is. You may read the entire story HERE.

We were to bring apples for the teacher so I flipped through the pockets of my sticker album until I found some teachers stickers I've had FOREVER. You just never know when something will come in handy hehe.
My collection included several apple-themed stickers.

I did a 5-1/8 square card to fit an odd envelope using SU- Real Red for my base. The mat 'big chief' paper is from SU- Story time as is the ABC image. A strip of Real Red edge-punched with the MS Lace punch became my 'lace' to anchor the apple stickers on. And of course, Mrs. Bratvold and her class deserve an A+ for their dedication.

Aside from this card, we were invited to share any of our 'extra' supplies with the class to help them in continuing their project. I believe my box of goodies will go into the mail early next week.


  1. Great card! I'm sure the cards and supplies will be appreciated by the students. What great teacher and kids!!

    1. Thanks Nancy. I love this paper. Sorry SU is retiring it. Gotta stock up!

  2. This is really cute Kelly! I'm sure they're going to love the box of goodies you sent!!!