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Teach & Inspire Revisited...

It's August 1st, and hard as it is to believe, it's time to start thinking about school.  I know!  I just registered my son for high school a few weeks ago and I'll register my girls in a few days!  I don't think I'm ready to get back to the grind, but it's coming...ready or not.  

To get you a little more in the school mood, today the Papertrey Ink Sr Team is featuring projects using the Teach & Inspire set.  On the first of each month we dust off an older set and bring you some fresh inspiration, and this month is Teach & Inspire...


I created a card and a bookmark using this set...


For the bookmark, I started off with the Basic Bookmark I die as my base.  I impressed the smallest hexagon from the Mat Stack 7 die collection into the center of the bookmark (just run through your machine using the embossing mats and your usual embossing sandwich).  Inside this impressed rectangle I stamped the "teachers" sentiment from the Teach & Inspire set as well as several pencils, using a bit of masking to keep them inside the impressed hexagon.


For the backside, I diecut another Basic Bookmark I so that I could adhere them back-to-back for a clean finish on both sides.  On the back-side bookmark I impressed another hexagon and stamped this great sentiment from the Teach & Inspire set, as well as more pencils, this time filling the area outside of the hexagon.  A few lengths of red baker's twine threaded through the hole finishes the top of the bookmark. 


I created a coordinating card using some more elements from Teach & Inspire, along with the Enclosed: Apple dies.  This sentiment from the set fits perfectly in the space above the diecut "thanks" in the apple.


There is a great little chevron element in the Teach & Inspire set which is great for building backgrounds.  I stamped it several times on the lower portion of my card and topped it off with a bit of twine.


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That wraps up my projects for today, but you can hop around to the other Sr Team girls to see what new projects they've created using the Teach & Inspire set...

Melissa Phillips
Dawn McVey
Heather Nichols
Maile Belles