Wednesday, May 8, 2013

CRAFT :: Teacher Appreciation Cards


Hi there!  It’s Wendy from Scrappy Bags with some teacher appreciation cards that I made from Laura’s adorable Teacher Appreciation Party printables.

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Today I am going to walk you through how I make cards from those brown paper bags that you can pick up at the grocery store.  Gather up some school scrapbooking papers and your supplies.  I found lots of fun paper at my local scrapbooking store.

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Take that brown paper lunch bags and lay it out flat.

I then simply fold the paper bag in half.  You now will have a 5x5 square to work with.  With me so far?

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I then printed out a bunch of Laura’s teacher appreciation items and got creative!  The first card I made using the my teacher rules chick.  I cut it down a bit to make it work within the 5x5 square and added some embellishments.

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Open up your folded paper bag to do the inside.  I added some fun paper on the left with a ruler and then I used the lined “school paper” and added an apple, that I cut from my Silhouette Cameo, as an embellishment.  The lined paper is perfect for writing your own personal message.  

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The next card that I made was using the smaller squares that Laura has listed in her shop as Teacher Appreciation Toppers.  I cut down the thanks! cards with the yellow gingham to make a banner.  I then added some more lined paper and an apple.  I also added in my own handwriting A+  teacher.

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Open up your bag and decorate.  I cut a circle using the my teacher rules printable and added some blue cardstock behind it for an extra pop of color.  I then added some red lined paper for a personal message.

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The last card that I made uses the teachers make a difference printable.  I cut this one down also to work with my card size.  I added some lined paper and yellow cardstock to the back of it to make it fun and then backed this with some cute school days paper.  I also added some scrapper’s floss in orange and red.

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For the inside I added more school days cardstock and lined school paper to add a personal message.  I also used one of the small you are special printables and added a yellow flag to it. 

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There you have it – easy peasy, right?  Let your imagination go crazy.  You can make lots of fun cards with Laura’s teacher appreciation printables!

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Guest Contributor: Wendy Diem

Wendy is a stay at home mom living in Hershey, Pennsylvania, also know as the sweetest place on earth!  

She loves creating memory books and cards and would spend my whole day scrapbooking, but I do need to make time to take care of my family.  You know, those fun things like laundry, cleaning the house, etc.  

In March, 2012, she had the privilege of going to NYC as part of Martha Stewart’s Dreamers into Doers to attend some workshops and the live taping of her show.  She enjoyed meeting lots of wonderful entrepreneurial women. 

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