Thursday, April 28, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Cards

It's so different now with a middle schooler. Unlike elementary school, there is no official teacher appreciation week. No big hoopla.

I have to say, I sort of miss it. Just a little.

So I was thrilled to get a call from my friend Harmony (who still has little ones) to ask me if I would make three big Teacher Appreciation cards for her preschooler's teachers.

I'm still trying to stick with my plan of not going out and buying new for everything, so I dug into my stash and found I had plenty of fun stuff to work with.

Here's what I came up with...

Using stamp sets from Close To My Heart, papers also from CTMH and Scenic Route, a Martha Stewart border punch, and my Cricut Preserves cartridge, the cards came together in a jiffy!

Here's all three...

Quick and fairly simple, no inking of edges, not a lot of cutting out. They are all 5 x 7 cards that fold out nice and big so there's lots of room for those HUGE preschool signatures.

I used Photoshop for the chalkboard type on a black background and made the simple chalkboard frame on White Daisy card stock using the brush tip of my Brown Bag marker to create the woodgrain effect.

The inside is blank and ready for those little tikes to sign their names.

Thanks for stopping in today. To all those teachers out there, I salute you! (Especially the middle school ones.) Have a great day!


  1. These are great! I love them all!

  2. So very cute!! You, my dear, are uber talented!!

  3. What amazing cards! I am a former middle school teacher (I teach high school now) and I am 100% positive the teachers will love them!

  4. Those are so cute!
    As a middle school teacher, I would love to be appreciated, but sadly not :(

  5. Fab set of cards. I am sure the teachers will really appreciate them.
    Tine (Addie24)

  6. What a great set. Very neat!

  7. This is a beautiful card, and you did an impressive amount of work on it. The details reflect your hard work, which makes your card outstanding!


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