Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Teacher Appreciation Cards

The boys' school year ended just about two weeks ago, and it feels like life has been a whirlwind since then!!!  We are slowly but surely starting to settle into a more relaxing pace this week, so wanted to be sure to pop in and share some of the projects I've been creating.  I thought I'd start with some cards I made about a month ago now, for Teacher Appreciation Week at the boys' elementary school.

The boys each had pretty specific ideas about the kind of cards they wanted for their teachers.   My oldest said his teacher likes dogs, so I thought the Animal Talk (now retired) stamp set would work perfectly:

The designer paper is from Berry Blossoms (still available as a Digital Download).  I used the Labels Collection Framelits to cut out the pup and his greeting on the front, and layered that on a die cut piece of Calypso Coral, which I'd "faux stitched" using the guide from the Festive Paper Piercing pack.  The hearts and "THANK YOU!" are from the new Something to Say stamp set.  The hearts and star are punched with the coordinating Itty Bitty Accents punches.

My little guy decided he'd like to give a card with a frog on it to his teacher.  So, I pulled out one of my all-time favorite sets, Unfrogettable, for the card front, and images from Animal Talk and Something to Say, for the inside.  Here's how that turned out:

I colored the frog and flower centers on the card front using Blendabilities (available to customers very soon!!!!)  You can see a great video from Stampin' Up! about Blendabilities here.  

Here's the special greeting I added to the card backs:

The "Made for You by me" is from the stamps that come with the awesome Everyday Occasions Kit.

Hope you enjoyed these!  Thanks for visiting!!

- Michelle

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