A Gift and A Card For An A+ Teacher

A Card for An A+ Teacher

Everyone can use a gift and a card for an A+ teacher. Here are a couple of cute samples from Stampin’ Up! that are fun and easy to make using the Harvest Hellos stamp set and the Apple Builder punch bundle from the 2019 Holiday Catalog. The bundle is very versatile with sentiments that span occasions, and a punch that cuts apples, fruits, pumpkins, peaches and more.

I previously posted a sample that showcased a peach, which you can see HERE. I also posted a sample card from this set, along with a masking technique that allows you to stamp on a stamped image without intersecting lines. You can view that post and tutorial HERE.

A Card To An A+ TeacherA Card for An A+ Teacher

To An A+ Teacher, from page #3 of the holiday catalog, is a square card on a Thick Whisper White background with a gingham layer, and an embossed basket weave layer. The apples are stamped with Staz On black ink, and colored with various inks using sponge daubers. I like the realistic colors on the apples. The Apple Builder punch cuts the apples, the stems, and the leaves.

You could use this project to top a mini-pizza box and include a gift card or a small teacher gift. (I have heard that teachers like candy!)

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products used for this project. Click on each image to learn more or to purchase in my online store. Save 10% by purchasing the stamp set and the punch as a bundle.

A Gift of Pencils for An A+ Teacher
A Gift and A Card For An A+ Teacher

You can see this gift for An A+ Teacher on page #49 of the holiday catalog. Teachers always need pencils, and this set is beautifully packaged. I was a High School Spanish teacher many years ago, and I would have cherished this gift. I like the crispness of the ribbon, the stripes, the bag, and the new pencils. This would be a cute stocking stuffer for teachers on your list.

You can use new pencils as shown, or an assortment of sizes and colors. Combine the pencils and place them in a cellophane bag. Fold the bag to cover ~half of the pencils.

Using Versamark ink, stamp the apple image onto Poppy Parade cardstock, sprinkle with white embossing powder, then emboss using a heat tool. Repeat the process for the stem on a scrap of Soft Suede card stock, and for the leaves on Garden Green card stock. Cut all images with the Apple Builder punch.

Make a tag in the length of your choice from shimmery white paper. You can also use water color paper, but I do not recommend regular card stock because you will watercolor the stripes and regular cardstock will pill, wilt, crumble and warp. That is probably not the look you are going for!

For the stripes on the tag, make a droplet of Mint Macaron ink, either from your stamp pad, in the lid, or with the reinker, on a clear stamping block. Put a little bit of water in an Aqua Painter (water brush), then squeeze the bulb of the brush into the ink to dilute it a little. Then apply the ink to your tag, drawing it into stripes with the painter. The stripes may or may not be even when you are finished, which is part of the fun. Let the tag dry completely to avoid smearing.

When dry, punch a small hole in the top of the tag, and pull the linen thread through it. Tie the Garden Green ribbon around the bag of pencils, and attach the tag to the ribbon with the linen thread. Glue the stem and the leaves to the apple, and adhere it to the tag with dimensionals. Add a few sequins to top off the gift.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products used for this project. Click on each image to learn more or to purchase in my online store. Save 10% by purchasing the stamp set and the punch as a bundle.

 
And the Jack-o-Lantern card? Please check back for those instructions in a future post!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed learning more about these Stampin’ Up! samples and the Harvest Hellos bundle. Please subscribe to receive my blog posts and my newsletter via email.

Stamping regards,

Linda K, The Stamp Coach