Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Sorry I have been away so long....did you miss me? Well, I'm back with another PSA and my latest project!

I think it is very important to "show your love" for teachers that are in the trenches every day. This year was my first time since my lil darlin is in Kindergarten. One of my best friends had a great idea that we should barter and make each other's gifts. I made her occassion card packs and she made the most luxurious soaps and sugar scrubs for my teachers. To accompany the gifts, I made these cards. (out of what? guessed it...scraps!) And the sentiments stamped on the cards made tears well up in my teachers' eye (some at least). Mission complete!!

  • Most of the card bases are made from Bazzill cardstock from my stash of scraps
  • The layers are made from SEI Poppy Paper Stack
  • The flowers were cut from Cricut Cartridge Wild Card
  • The flowers were adorned with Doodlebug Designs Inc. "Braddies" - red is called ladybug blossoms and the brown in called bon bon blossoms.  when the braddies ran out I used bling from my stash
  • To create the dimensional flower I folded each layer in half. Sometimes I used a stylus and inkadinkado stamp mat to create a firmer and straighter fold. For the top layer of the flower each petal was curled around the stylus.
  • Clear & Simple Stamps hybrid ink Simply Blue Tiful and the stamp set called Teacher was used on the outside and inside of the card
  • Thermoweb 3-D dots to attach the flower and its layers.
  • The hear and the font are from my stash. I figured it would be better than having my daughter write her name so many times.
  • All stamping was done on top of the Darice Rubber Stamp Pad which has made a WORLD of difference in my stamping.


  1. Fabulous creations, I'm sure the teachers absolutely love what you created for them!

  2. What great cards! They will be so loved I'm sure.


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