Swirly Scribbles Tree Teacher Thank You Cards

by Joanne James6. July 2016 07:00

Happy hump day one and all! Today as promised I have this year's teacher thank you cards to share with you. Both of the James Juniors are moving schools at the end of this term so it feels like there are even more people to thank thank usual. Coupled with the fact that terms ends this week and we have all had packed social calendars, a seriously CAS card capable of mass production was the order of the day! Those of you that follow my blog will know that I generally like to send school thank you cards that are school/teacher themed, so they will often feature school imagery or apples - I don't know if it's just me, but I still think that the 'apple for a teacher' thing holds true!

Here is my final design: 

 

Here's the low-down on today's card:

Clean and Simple - This card is literally all about the white space! I used Whisper White Extra Thick cardstock for my base and used one simple image - the apple tree - alongside my sentiment to serve as a focal point. I added Cucumber Crush thick baker's twine to one of the cards, but didn't add it to the remainder as it was too much for my ultra clean and simple look.

Swirly Scribbles Meets Tree Builder - I could have created my tree using the Tree Builder Punch in its entirety, but I love the stylised look you get when you switch out the leaves for a Swirly Scribble diecut. I actually used two pieces from the this framelit set: the round Cucumber Crush circle is the inner piece from the large swirly scribble, and the darker Garden Green is the smaller swirly scribble die cut. So don't throw away those middles of the larger scribbles diecut - they have their uses too!

Helping Me Grow - My two-tone sentiment comes from the 'Helping Me Grow' stamp set, which as much as I love the flowers in this set, I must confess I bought it for this sentiment primarily; is there anything more fitting to put on a teacher appreciation card?

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

 

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I'll be back tomorrow with another project for this week's new challenge over at Create With Connie and Mary; until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

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