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Friday, May 6, 2011

Personalized Teacher Note Cards - Printable FREEBIE Coming Soon

EXCITING UPDATE!! I am now selling sets of these cards, FINISHED FOR YOU, on etsy! If you like the look of these cards, but don't like the work you have to put into them, you can purchase them HERE at my etsy shop!

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, I wanted to make my daughter's preschool teachers (and director) a little gift. One of the many pages I bookmarked for future reference in my copy of 350 Cards & Gifts, was the "Teacher Gift Card Set" on page 10. I just loved the way the cards resembled notebook paper; 3-hole punched and all. I did vary mine a bit by not a single, large, paper-pieced apple, but instead creating my own layered embellishment.

I started by created the lined notebook paper and text in InDesign. After taking it to be printed at my local copy shop, I came home and cut them all down to size, so all edges bled. Next came cutting and punching everything out for the 40 focal points. I used my Fiskars An Apple A Day punch on patterned red paper, brown cardstock and green cardstock. Thank goodness for my Xyron because adhering all of these pieces together with only my ATG would have been a bear! (see picture above for proof)
While I was watching the top five compete on Idol (Go Haley Reinhart & Scotty McCreery), I assembled the three personalized sets.
Here is a close up shot of one of the cards. For each set I made five (5) polka dotted apples and five (5) grid apples. Kinda mixed it up a bit and allowed me to use both sides of my Jillibean Soup Red Sugar patterned paper.
Just the details… (1) After printing, cutting and folding, I used my Crop-A-Dile to 3-hole punch each card, (2) Scallop-punched cork paper and placed a texturized ivory circle on top of it, (3) Rounded the right-hand corners of each card to make it look even more like notebook paper.
After placing each set of ten (10) cards in a clear card box, I altered an RSVP pen to match the sets. It took me a bit to figure out the perfect cutting dimensions, but eventually I could slip the paper in the barrel and have it look decent.
I used some mini glue dots to help hold the pen to the side of the box, then tied some sheer, red ribbon around it all. Before giving them to each of the teachers I tucked a note from my daughter and a gift card to Peach Wave behind the knot.

Would you like help making a set of these cards for a special teacher in your life? Make sure to check back tomorrow for my FREE "Just A Note" Printable. (printable is up now, click HERE) For those of you who would like it personalized with a teacher's name, I will have a low-cost personalization option as well.

Thanks for stopping by and, as always, comments are greatly appreciated!
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Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup (Red Sugar); Cork Paper: Unknown, Cardstock: Neenah (Ivory); Impression Plate: Papertrey Ink (Book Print); Punches: Fiskars (An Apple A Day), Paper Shapers (1.75" Circle), Stampin' Up! (Scalloped Circle), Paper Studio (Corner Rounder), We R Memory Keepers (Crop-A-Dile); Cardstock: FedEx Office (White Cover); Greeting Card Box: Clear Envelopes (Crystal Clear A2 - 12 sets); Adhesive: Xyron, Glue Dots (mini); Pens: RSVP; Software: Adobe (InDesign); Font: ITC American Typewriter; Ribbon: Unknown (Sheer Red)


neat freak said...

I've never visited your blog before but saw these at 2Peas and just had to stop by to say what a fabulous idea and how professional they look. Really, really like them.

Julie Anne said...

found this on SplitCoastStampers!

LOVE IT!!! I missed Teacher appreciation week, but will be bookmarking this for end of year or Christmas gift!! :)

Tanya Kitto said...

WOW these are awesome Thanks for sharing. They'll be great for our Teacher Appreciation day in Western Australia :)
Thanks again

Stephanie said...

Okay, I am going to totally gush here. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea. So smart. We are having a meet the teacher day next week for my youngest who starts Junior Kindergarten. What an awesome thank you gift idea. I am absolutely caseing this. So clever. Love your finished project.


super cute. love the clean/fresh look.TFS


I'm looking at your May 6 blog but can't find the link - really would like to case your card.

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

Charlotte, I mistyped when I put May 6th on the online galleries. the file will be uploaded on Saturday, May 7th. The file wasn't quite ready when I posted this one. the blog post should go live shortly after midnight.

Stamper D said...

It's the first time I've been to your blog, but I will be back. :) I found the Teacher Note Cards on SCS. Love them, they are so very cute! Thank you for sharing!

blueyedane said...

I am a teacher and I would love to get a set of these. Wonderful idea. I think I will start right now and make 100 for the first day of school next year.

Thanks for the inspiration.


Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

This is amazing! I love what you've created and can't wait to have that freebie...thanks!!

catalog printing online said...

I like this design of teacher note card. This is very popular in market now a days. Like it!!