Schoolhouse Teacher Thank You Card

by Joanne James30. May 2016 09:00

Bank Holiday Monday - what better than a long weekend! I spent yesterday catching up on some gardening and had dinner with my in-laws and nephew, which made for a nice change. Today my parents are visiting so I'm looking forward to more time in the garden and another BBQ - is it me, or is there something that makes food taste so much better when cooked and eaten outdoors?!

Anyway, my card for today uses this week's sketch over at Less is More; I was so pleased to see my turtle card from a couple of weeks ago chosen as a Top 3 card this week - the competition over there is stiff, so this makes a win all the more special (thank you ladies!) With only 6 weeks to go until the end of the school year here in the UK, I thought it was time to get cracking on my teacher thank you cards, so here is today's card:

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

ABC, 123 - I used a piece of retiring Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper to cover one of the portions of my background on my extra-thick Whisper White card base. Perfect for adding to the school theme, whilst leaving the all-important white space.

An Apple For The Teacher - I stamped my apple from the retiring 'Apple of My Eye' set in Real Red and fussy cut it out, cutting the leaf out separately and adding it on top. I'm not sure that children give an apple to their teacher any more (we are more likely to send cake in to ours!) Nevertheless this is such a good stamp set for teacher cards - a keeper, for sure.

Thanks, You're The Best - I finished my card with a die cut sentiment cut using my Big Shot and 'thanks' from the Greetings Thinlits. I used black cardstock and stamped the front in Versamark and heat embossed with black embossing powder a few times to give a nice shiny finish. I popped this up on dimensionals aligned with my apple and finished my card inside with 'you're the best' from the 'Sunburst Sayings' stamp set.

Easy and quick to create - just what you need if you've lots of these to make. 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. 

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

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

Comments (8) -

EstherUnited Kingdom
5/30/2016 6:55:30 PM #

Great card! I love the theme and how the background fits so perfectly with it. Nicely done Smile


ChrissieUnited Kingdom
5/31/2016 9:22:46 AM #

Fabulous card Joanne, love that subtle shade for the background making the apple pop even more!
I always used to be pleased with a bottle of wine at the end of a school year... but an apple is much more healthy!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"


Sarah G
Sarah GUnited Kingdom
5/31/2016 10:19:17 AM #

This is a fabulous teacher thank you card!  The patterned paper and red apple are the perfect combination.  Such a great take on the sketch, Joanne.  Thank you for playing along with us at Less is More Smile


5/31/2016 8:55:11 PM #

Loving the super-shiny glossy finish you got on that die cut sentiment. This is one cool card for a teacher and a terrific take on the sketch. (Your turtle card was brilliant!)
Lovely to see you again at Less is More.
Sharon xx


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
5/31/2016 9:17:36 PM #

GREAT Teacher card!  I love that patterned paper!  Love that shining sentiment, too!  XX


Jen Mitchell
Jen MitchellUnited States
6/2/2016 2:03:39 AM #

I agree that food always tastes better when it is cooked outside.  And it's even better when someone else does the cooking!  What a fabulous teacher thank you card this is.  Apples are always in fashion and the big numbers on the DSP are perfect!


TaeEunUnited States
6/2/2016 5:42:59 PM #

Awesome thank you card for teachers! The black embossing on the sentiment makes it super shiny!
Thank you so much for the lovely comment on my blog! Have a great day!


anneUnited Kingdom
6/4/2016 7:59:15 PM #

What a fab teacher card Joanne - love that glossy sentiment!
Thanks so much for joining us this week
“Less is More”


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