Monday, September 13, 2010

Critter Challenge #31

So this week our challenge was to create something school related. Melanie said that by now most school aged children have returned to school for the year. So she thought it would be a fun to create a school project.

This week she also really challenged us to step it up.... something other than a card ... think altered item for a teacher or special school friend... but since she's an amazing person she also gave us an "out" ... if we had a difficult time thinking outside of the box, then we could make a school themed card. Well, since I usually make scrapbook pages, I took that I shouldn't make a scrapbook page for this week. I really struggled to come up with something.. and had decided that I would scrap my boys' (last years) back to school photos... but couldn't find them. So, while doing some organizing this week, I came across these little mint tins and thought... oh.. I could make something for ME!

Not only does September mean back to school for the kids, it means back to work for me. I'm a teacher and currently teach "on call" (or substitute as some people call them). In our province we are officially called TTOCs (Teachers Teaching on Call).. but I always just say TOC.

So.. I made myself a little tin for business cards and made up my own business cards that I can leave for teachers when I've been called into their classrooms and I'll also put them up in staff rooms of the schools I go to so other teachers can call me!

This is the top of my tin.. and I positioned it in front of the business card... (don't want all my info out on the net - so I covered up my phone and email addy).

Here is the business card. And... I just have to clarify - as my 13 year old niece asked me why it said "BABED" after my name.. it actually stands for Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Education.

And here is the side view - I wrapped some alphabet twill ribbon around it and attached it with Sookwang tape.

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Michele said...

What a great idea, Moira! No one will forget such a creative business card. Great DT project.

Colleen said...

Great idea! Love how it looks!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful altered tin, the twill looks great!

April said...

Man I'm poor at following directions...I didn't even see that Melanie asked us to do something OTHER than a card...dang! But I have to say....I am in love with your project...that tin is so fabulous and the pictures you too...they came our REALLY good!

Basement Stamper said...

Wow, Moira these are so darn cute! Great job!

Melanie said...

Girl this is so super amazing, what a great project and you did amazing on it. You rock!!

AnnMarie said...

These are really cool! I like it too that they say "Babed"! :)