Thursday, September 3, 2009

Teacher Thank You Cards

My son needed two quickie teacher thank you note cards this week, so I purchased the Hero Arts little Chinese boy with the rice bowl stamp from Ben Franklin Crafts because the boy looks so happy and grateful. I stamped lots of images on semi-glossy paper and colored them before punching out the squares. Then following my college art teacher's advise, "multiple images in odd numbers", I assembled the card with pop-dots and a TAJ stamped word 'Arigato' (thank you). Finally, to add just the right dimensional touch I added K and Co. strawberry stickers to one card and a Papercraft paper crane sticker plus glitter 'rice' to the other. On the envelope flap I stamped one of my favorite Asian sayings, "May your rice bowl never be empty." (I don't know who made this rubber stamp.) The cards turned out well, but I realized that the boy was Chinese and the sentiment Japanese. When I pointed this out to my son, he said, "That's all right mom, all Asians look alike". I had to LOL....that kid! (Click on the photo to see the details.) (By the way, my family is Asian so my son's comment was not a racial slur and therefore humorous to me.)

2 comments:

Cheryl said...

Haha! I did the same thing with a card I made by using the Chinese image and a Japanese saying. I like how your card turned out. Very cute idea!

Kris said...

Hi Lynn! thanks for stopping by my blog... I just thought that mention of ribbon was so cute and true! =D you'll always need ribbon for something... You were the one that really inspired me to start blogging... Loved hopping on your blog to read your post from the BF site... sure, you can add me to your site... don't mind at all! I'm very excited to know that you enjoy my creations! Thank you!!! hugs, Kris