A new school year

The new school year started today, and this year our teacher for Grade 3 LOVES Star Wars!!! I don't know if I was more excited or Sophia! She has all sorts of stuffies and ornaments on her desk and she said that she's going to smuggle in her lifesized Yoda.

Every year I create something special for our new teacher - normally it's school themed, but this year I went with our favourite theme.

First up I made a terrarium - I got an awesome deal on the jar, gravel, and pebbles at Spotlight, then added some artificial succulents, cactus, and green moss.  Lastly I popped Rey in there - I got her at Target.  I went with artificial plants so that our new teacher doesn't have to worry about watering it, it's totally un-killable lol.

This is the card - two different greens and a stripy gold strip card on black.  The cute clipart is from MelonHeadz Clipart. I added some gloss to each of the separate images, they are also raised on glue dots.

You can see the layers a little better here.  The sentiment is also raised in the middle for dimension.

The outside of the card says "May the force be with you" and on the inside I put "and if that doesn't work, use a throat hug" - which refers to Darth Vader.

I added a ribbon and Darth Vader paperclip too.

I have joined the following challenges:

Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Cardz TV - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Cats Challenge - Anything Goes


Kellie 0:) said...

Totally awesome. Love your creation for Jo's Scrap Shack this week. TFS

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Fabulous project. Love the images you used. She looks like she is having fun. Love the background. Thanks for joining us at Jo's Scrap Shack Fun Friday Challenge. AJ DT JSS

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Fabulous card. Love the images. Thanks for joining us at Jo's Scrap Shack Fun Friday Challenge. AJ DT JSS

Oh You Made Me Ink said...

I absolutely LOVE your card and terrarium!!!! Awesome sauce!! Thank you so much for sharing your super cool card and project with us at Jo's Scrap Shack! Cyndi, DT

Kathie said...

Oh Sarah, you made me laugh with Star Wars. My best friend 51 adores it goes to see each movie 2 - 3 times. Thank goodness she lives in London and doesn't ask me to go with her. Yes our school year starts next week, back to boarding school for my boys on 31st. Love your card especially your great colours and embellishments. Thanks so much for sharing your work with us over at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge and good luck.
Kathie DT@PPCC

Mad Moose said...

2 brilliant projects. Thanks for sharing them with us at Crafty Catz this week. Naomi x

Faye Ostryzniuk said...

I love your creations!!!! So cute!
Now all I want to do is raid Spotlight haha

Melissa said...

Such a cute card, thanks for joining Cardz TV Challenge!