January 31, 2017

Celebrating 100 days of Kindergarten

Hi all,

I'm back. It's been an interesting couple of weeks, I'll spare you the gory details. I will, however, share a fun story with you!

Last Friday I received a letter from my great-niece, Christina. She is in kindergarten. Her class will be celebrating 100 days of school in February and she wrote to ask me to send mail to her classroom; they hope to receive 100 pieces of mail.

"Woo hoo!", thought this great-aunt. I'm going to make the BEST card they'll receive (unless my sister makes one that's cuter!). Saturday I was on a major stamping binge to prep for an upcoming open house, but I did take time to create a card for Christina and her classmates.

My immediate thought was stars and glitter. I also wanted to create a WOW! card, so I went to Splitcoast Stampers to find a slider card tutorial. Here's my result!

Lisa Pretto is my second upline. She lives about an hour from me and you may remember reading about some of my stamping time at her house. Her creations often feature flowing ribbons and sequins, yup, I'm channeling Lisa!

The best part of this card is the surprise you get when pulling the red ribbon tag on the side.

Is that fun or what! The card base is a standard 8 1/2 x 5 1/2. I wanted to have a place to write a note to the class. I'm thinking the teacher may not appreciate my asking if they were going to get 100 minutes of recess:) 

I did make some modification to the slider component of the card. It needed a bit of reinforcement. If you have any questions on how to create this fold, I'll be happy to answer them for you.

Please leave a commnet. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this card! 

Until next time, take gentle care!


  1. What a fun card! Please let me know if you post a tutorial on this slider card ~ I would love to try one. I used to teach Kindergarten...they will love this! And yes, 100 minutes of recess would be a bit excessive!!! ;-)

  2. Love the card. It really has the WOW appeal. yes, would love a tutorial on making this card.