Thanks, Teach!

By  Carolyn King 

The giver of this delightfully colorful card is sure to be the apple of any teacher's eye - and it's easy enough for older kids to make on their own.

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  • Cardstock: brown; Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury Ivory
  • October Afternoon Papers: Report Card Collection Recess and Story Hour; Farm Fresh Collection Root Cellar; Road Map Collection Shady Lane RV Park
  • Black/white checked ribbon


  • Gina K. Design Eclectic Summer Sayings Stamp Set
  • Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink Pad
  • Paper adhesive

Basic Supplies

  • paper trimmer

Pattern - Thanks, Teach

  • 1. Make ivory top-fold card. Cut striped and handwriting paper pieces to fit bottom of card; adhere strips. Tie ribbon around card front, hiding paper seam.
  • 2. Print and cut out pattern. Cut stem/leaf from brown cardstock and apple from red check paper. Cut leaf only from green dot paper. Adhere leaf to leaf/stem and stem to back of apple. Adhere design to card as shown.
  • 3. Stamp sentiment to right of apple.
  • More
  • 1. Create a matching cardstock name plate for the teacher's desk using large letter stamps, or the computer, and the little apple design.
  • 2. Create a whole set of note cards as an end-of-year teacher gift. Teachers always need note cards!
  • 3. Adhere apple design to cardstock and cut out. Coat both sides with embossing ink and extra-thick embossing powder. Heat set until hard and shiny, then adhere a pin back for wearable paper art.