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!
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)
(Go Haley Reinhart & Scotty McCreery), I assembled the three personalized sets.
Jillibean Soup Red Sugar patterned paper.
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.
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.
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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)