Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thanks Coach!

More June thank you gifts! What a busy end of years it's been.  So far, we've been showing you daycare thank you's, teacher thank you's, dance teacher thank you's, and now we're on to coach thank you's.  Tonight is my son Finn's, last day of T-ball.  We are going to give coach Jack a signed and framed team picture to thank him for a great season.  All the little players signed their names along the mat, and we added this "#1 Coach" ribbon onto the frame.

To make the baseball, simply cut out two circles with the 2-1/2" circle punch.  Sponge one of the circles with Soft Suede ink.  Use the other circle to trace the outline for the stitches to go.  Then use your paper piercer and mat to poke holes in the circle as shown.  Then you can use a needle and bakers twine to sew the stitches onto the ball.

Products used for this project:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Not Quite Navy

Ink: Soft Suede

Accessories and More: 2-1/2" circle punch, paper piercing tool and mat pack, Whisper White baker's twine (die with Real Red classic ink), Island Indigo ruffled ribbon, Stampin' Sponges, Simply Scored scoring board, MDS 

MDS: "coach" created in MDS in Early Espresso ink, "#1" created in MDS (twice) in Not Quite Navy ink (and popped out)

Lastly, my husband is the assistant coach.  I know he a a great time coaching Finn and the rest of the kids.  Finn and I made his this thank you gift and keepsake.  I got the idea on Pinterest.  We used Jet Black StazOn in to mark up Finn's hand to make the handprint.  Then Finn signed his name with a black permanent marker.  What a great keepsake! 



What a fantastic project! Would you mind sharing which font you used for "coach"? Many thanks for the inspiration!

Leigha Rock

Hi Melanie, The font that I used for "coach" was Script MT Bold (36 point).