Tap Tap Tap Teacher Thank You Card

by Joanne James11. June 2015 08:00

It's Thursday and time for a new challenge over at Create With Connie and Mary. Today we have a new sketch challenge for you:


When I made this card I was still waiting for my box of new catalogue goodies to arrive, so was rather restricted in terms of supplies - I was actually missing having a selection of DSP for all those layers! I decided to go with a rather loose interpretation of the sketch and build the layers using stamps; here's my card:

I decided to rotate the sketch through 90 degrees, although I stuck with the vertical shape, and use the 'tap tap tap' stamp set and create a teacher thank you card. I stamped the first two panels onto my Pool party base with the alphabet stamp in Island Indigo and the tap tap in Pool Party. I used a piece of Whisper White stamped with the notepaper stamp in Pool Party for my central panel, rounding the corners with my Project Life corner rounder. I also punched the top with my now retired spiral border punch, but you could just as easy leave this edge straight. I stamped 'TO MY TEACHER' using my Rotary Alphabet stamp - so useful for bespoke messages and sentiments - and added a bright Real Red typewriter that I stamped in Versamark then heat embossed in clear, then coloured the keys in with my black Stampin' Write marker.

There are two fun elements to my card that you might be wondering where they came from: the red apple and leaf is punched using my new Tree Builder punch and painted with Crystal Effects for added shine and secondly, the thank you sentiment on my paper pieced paper in the typewriter. This isn't one of the sentiments that comes with this set - I created it by using my stamp-a-ma-jig and inking a combination of parts of the other sentiments in the set to spell 'thank you'. The 'a' is from the word 'tap' - and I love how it stands out slightly from the others, it looks like a proper old typewriter font.

If you would like to see a more literal interpretation of this week's sketch, I also used it for yesterday's card which you can see here. Looking forward to seeing what you do with our sketch this week. As for me, I have a team meeting planned today and a bunch of household chores. I'll be back tomorrow with more creative inspiration for you. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

  • Tap Tap Tap Clear-Mount Stamp Set
  • Punch Corner Project Life
  • Tree Builder Punch
  • Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder
  • Embossing Buddy
  • Heat Tool (Uk)
  • Versamark Pad
  • Crystal Effects
  • Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Pool Party A4 Cardstock
  • Real Red A4 Cardstock
  • Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
  • Whisper White A4 Cardstock
  • Alphabet Rotary Stamp
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad


Comments (7) -

Alison Barclay
Alison BarclayAustralia
6/13/2015 1:33:20 AM #

I absolutely NEED that rotary stamp...and that notepaper stamp!!! Fabulous card!

Chris Slogar
Chris SlogarUnited States
6/13/2015 12:55:12 PM #

Perfect sentiment for the end of the school year, and a little nostalgia, all in one!  I remember taking a typing class on a typewriter like that.  Great use of the rotary alphabet stamp, and great card!

Lisa Young
Lisa YoungUnited States
6/13/2015 1:23:34 PM #

What a fabulous teacher card! That typewriter is impressive - the cutting, the coloring - wow! That little red apple is the perfect finishing touch.

Jenny Engelke
Jenny EngelkeUnited States
6/13/2015 3:15:06 PM #

Fabulous!!!!  Your interpretation of the sketch is awesome!  I love when it's a little outside the box and not so  literal!  This is just so clever and I love the little apple from the new Tree Builder punch!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
6/16/2015 8:27:39 PM #

Very cute card, and you have INFINITE patience to create that little sentiment on your typewriter paper!!!!

Connie Babbert
Connie BabbertUnited States
6/17/2015 12:42:07 AM #

What a GREAT card for a teacher!  Love the notepad!  Great job with the sketch this week!

Lisa Martz
Lisa MartzUnited States
6/17/2015 3:19:34 AM #

So glad this stamp set stayed in the catalog.  I just got it before the retired list and kept my fingers crossed that it would stay!  This is such a cute card for a teacher appreciation.  Great job!

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