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Thank You Cards For Teachers- part 2

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As promised here’s the second card which I made for Luke to give to his teachers. This one is for all the staff as I believe Luke has a collective gift for them. Because it is for a lot of people I’ve made this card bigger than the normal A6 size, as this way there is more room to write personal messages to the individuals.

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In case you haven’t realised, I love this label shape, and it is very popular in crafting right now. I’m saving my craft pennies just now so that I can buy a cuttlebug and the first thing I am going to buy when I have the cutting machine is the Nestabilities die in this label shape. So I am warning you all now, watch this space as I imagine this summer is going to be full of whimsical label shapes on plenty of projects.

To make this shaped card, I simply drew a template onto scratch paper and traced around it onto the folded card, then cut it out using scissors. To cover up the pencil marks and also to add a little bit of a shabby feel, I used white gesso to paint the edges of the card. The stripy paper I chose from an artistic point of view (cos I love stripes) but also because of the bright colours which gave the project a youthful, playful feel. I actually used a page from a 6×6 Christmas paper stack from DCWV.

For the focal point of this card, I resurrected an old packet of craft buttons which I remembered I had in my stash. The sharpener and pencil looked super cute, so I used these, but I could have used any of the buttons that came in the pack: a bus, chalkboard, ruler, set square, note book… I used a piece of wire to secure the pencil to the card, but could have easily used tread – i just happened to have an old paperclip lying around so I seized the day!

After sticking the patterned paper, a ribbon to hide the edge, and mounting the buttons on some consecutive circles cut using punches – I needed a message. I used alpha stickers from the Basic Grey ‘Two Scoops’ collection, but before I removed the letters from the backing I used a colouring pencil to make the letters orange so they matched the pencil embellishment on the card. As a finishing touch, I used a white gel pen to write ‘to all of you’ in an arc. Et Voila, another thank you card perfect for all those fab teachers out there.

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  • Van June 18, 2009, 1:36 am

    Thank you for posting your card. I found your card to be very unique. I like the special touch of the mini calender.

    • Hungryheffy June 18, 2009, 6:35 pm

      thank you Van, i’m glad you like it. Thanks for commenting! :0)

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