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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ooh, la la...

This spring, my 11-year-old granddaughter spent 10 days in France seeing a number of sites in Paris and also spending a few days in the home of a French family in Normandy. She even attended a school there with one of her host family's children.

Since Kindergarten, she has attended a French Immersion School here in the Minneapolis area, and this trip was the culmination of that part of her elementary education. Next fall she moves on to Middle School (6th grade) where she will still take French courses, but her days will not be "immersed" in the language.

When she returned home from her trip to France, I knew she would  have a few thank you notes to write, so I decided to make some for her. I happened to find some Eiffel Towers made out of flat-backed gems, and thought they'd be just the right embellishment. I also found some black and white pre-made card blanks that would work well and save me lots of time.

I used a label die to frame the Eiffel Tower and added a tiny frame for a splash of color on each card. I think the gold frame was my favorite.

These notecards came together in just minutes. I thought they were so cute, that I went back to Michael's to see if I could find some more of the Eiffel Towers (they had been in one of the $1.50 bins), but they were gone!

Isn't that how it always is? You find a bargain that works well, but when you go back to get more, they're gone!

Here's a photo of all four cards. If ever I find some more fun bling in a bargain basket, I'm not going to be shy about buying several packs!!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

So cute. What a wonderful experience your granddaughter had. Kids have so many more opportunities than we did as kids. BTW: I cased your dog/hydrant card.

Sherry Eckblad said...

Wow, what a wonderful trip to go with her schooling. Your cards are perfect for her.