Apple for the Teacher Card

By  Alice Golden 

size: 5"x5"

  • Apple for the Teacher Card
  • Closeup View


  • White cardstock
  • Karen Foster Design School Collection Writing Practice Paper
  • Karen Foster Design School Collection Lil' Stacks Dimensional Sticker
  • Coin envelope, #3
  • Felt: red, green, tan
  • Blue baby rick rack trim


  • Papertrey Ink Friendship Jar Stamp Set
  • Sewing machine and white thread
  • Electronic cutting system and Silhouette Green Apple Cutting File
  • EK Success Paper Shapers Circle Punch, 1-1/8"
  • Ink Pads: Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black, Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Old Paper
  • Therm O Web Adhesives: SuperStik Permanent Glue Stick, XL Permanent Tape Runner

Basic Supplies

  • paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, pencil, sponge dauber
  • 1. Use cutting software to create card base. Open apple file; replicate and flip copy horizontally to get mirror image. Move mirror image so that right side is slightly overlapping left side of original image; weld and cut out to create apple-shaped card.
  • 2. Remove die-cut apple from cardstock, and use remaining outline as template to cut out felt pieces as follows: red apple, tan stem, green leaf. Adhere felt pieces to card front using glue stick.
  • 3. Sew straight stitch around edges of card front.
  • 4. Trim top from coin envelope to create 3"-tall pocket. Cover pocket with lined paper; punch semi-circular notch in top edge.
  • 5. Stamp "just for you" in black ink near bottom right corner. Sponge paper edges with Old Paper ink.
  • 6. Adhere school sticker to front of pocket; tie with rick rack as shown. Adhere pocket to card front using glue stick.
  • Tip
  • 1. Coin envelopes are inexpensive and a great on-hand supply - perfectly sized to hold gift cards and lots of fun to embellish!