Hi, it’s Renee here today to share a few Holiday Cards for my girls’ teachers I made with the wonderful new Home for Christmas line. To get a jump on the busy holidays, I like to start creating my teacher cards sometime in November.
This holiday card is for both the girls’ music teacher and Caitie’s Chorus teacher. I started with the A2 Kraft card (which measures 4″ x 5.5″). I cut the Oh Christmas Tree paper to 3.75″ x 5.25″ and placed it down first. Because I knew I would add machine stitching all around the card, I used minimal adhesive. How perfect is this sheet music pattern paper? I cut the Christmas Carol paper to 3.5″ x 5″ and added it next. I machine stitched around the card. Then, I fussy cut some pretty poinsettias, used foam dots for dimension, and added a bit of Icicle Zazz! Glitter Glue to the centers of the flowers. I cut the “Merry Christmas” from the bottom strip of the Deck the Halls paper and added more foam dots for dimension.
This holiday card is for the girls’ art teacher. I started again with the A2 Kraft card (which measures 4″ x 5.5″). Then, I had Payton add some red and green color mists to white cardstock. She dipped her paintbrush into the bottle and painted her sections. After it dried, I cut the cardstock to 3.75″ x 5.25″ and machine stitched around the card. Then, I simply added a die-cut cardstock shape using foam dots and added Icicle Zazz! Glitter Glue to the snow and the adorable snowman.
This holiday card is for the girls’ gym teacher. I started with the A2 White card (which measures 4″ x 5.5″). I cut the Snow Flurries paper to 3.75″ x 5.25″, adhered it to the card, and machine stitched around it. Then, I used free hand to draw some snowy hills from white cardstock, cut them to size, stamped the “Do you want to build a snowman?” to the smaller snow hill, and added them to the card using foam dots. I used more foam dots to add the trees and the snowman to the snowy hills. For that finishing touch, I added Graphite (to the snowman eyes and buttons), Squash (to the snowman carrot nose), Pomegranate (to the snowman scarf), and Chocolate (to the snowman arms) Zazz! Glitter Glues.
This holiday card is for the girl’s LMC (Library Media Center) teacher. I started again with the A2 White card (which measures 4″ x 5.5″). I cut the Home for Christmas paper to 3 7/8″ x 5 3/8″ and placed it down first. I cut the Christmas Carol paper to 3 5/8″ x 5 1/8″ and added it next. I machine stitched around the card. Then, I cut out the “Dear Santa,” journal card from the Merry and Bright paper, added a notebook edge to it using a paper punch, and I had Caitie write a little letter to Santa using a green colored pencil. I layered that with the “Naughty/Nice” journal card from the same paper and added them both to the card. I added foam dots to the sweet elf sticker and attached a tiny silver jingle bell to his hat. Yes, the tiny bell really does jingle. 🙂 I thought it would be a fun and cute finishing touch for this holiday card.
Here’s a holiday card for Payton’s reading teacher with a step-by-step tutorial. I started by adding some peppermint candy buttons (punched from the Gingerbread paper) and glitter candy dots to the gingerbread woman and man stickers.
I wanted to add some smoke (cotton candy) coming out of the Gingerbread House sticker. So, I used a pink color mist (this teacher’s favorite color is pink) on the piece of cotton.
I cut the Christmas Cheer paper to 3.75″ x 5.25″ and placed it on the A2 White card (which measures 4″ x 5.5″). I machine stitched around the card.
Now, the fun part of this card starts. I cut the Holly Jolly paper to 5.5″ x 5.5″ and scored lines at 2″ and at 2.5″.
I trimmed off the corners where the lines meet and folded my little envelope (which now measures 2.75″ x 3.75″).
I adhered the envelope along with a 3 1/8″ x 4 2/8″ piece of vellum to the card.
I added Icicle Zazz! Glitter Glue to a few cardstocks and let dry so that I could cut out gumdrops.
I used foam dots to add the cute gingerbread house and people as well as the gumdrops. I used a bit of Mod Podge to adhere the pink cotton candy and candy cane stickers to the card.
I trimmed off a point of the envelope and added a cut square of Velcro (from my local Michaels craft store) to the envelope.
For the finishing touch, I added a die-cut cardstock shape to the envelope.
I love the way this card turned out! It has a playful design, it’s interactive, and sweet for a sweet teacher.
When she pops it open, there is a pretty “Merry Christmas” message inside! (Which I cut from the bottom strip of the Holly Jolly paper.)
For the matching the envelopes to these holiday cards. I stamped these wonderful designs to the front and back of all the envelopes. Love, love, love these North Pole and Merry Christmas Wood Stamps! Now, there are fun spots on the front of the envelopes for the girls to add their teachers names and Merry Christmas wishes on the back of the envelopes. These cards are ready for their handwritten personal messages and best holiday wishes. And, I can check this off my December “To-Do” list.
Merry Making, Everyone!
Home for Christmas Home for Christmas (732647)
Home for Christmas Merry and Bright (732648)
Home for Christmas Holly Jolly (732649)
Home for Christmas Gingerbread (732651)
Home for Christmas Christmas Cheer (732652)
Home for Christmas Deck the Halls (732653)
Home for Christmas Oh Christmas Tree (732654)
Home for Christmas Snow Flurries (732656)
Home for Christmas Christmas Carol (732657)
Home for Christmas Phrase & Accent Stickers (732662)
Home for Christmas Label Stickers (732663)
Home for Christmas Chips Die-Cut Cardstock Shapes (732674)
Home for Christmas Wood Mounted Stamps 2/Pkg (732677)
From Me to You Roller Stamp (732278)
Glitter Candy Dots, Red (744247)
American Crafts A2 Cards & Envelopes (4″ x 5.5″) 12/Pkg (366014)
American Crafts A2 Cards & Envelopes (4″ x 5.5″) 12/Pkg (366022)
American Crafts Cardstock Pack 12″ x 12″ 60/Pkg, Bright (71250)
American Crafts Cardstock Pack 12″ x 12″ 60/Pkg, White (71259)
American Crafts This to That Strips Adhesive Runner (61712)
American Crafts This to That Dimensional Dots (61709)
American Crafts Zazz! Glitter Glue, Squash (27406)
American Crafts Zazz! Glitter Glue, Pomegranate (27412)
American Crafts Zazz! Glitter Glue, Icicle (27416)
American Crafts Zazz! Glitter Glue, Graphite (27463)
American Crafts Zazz! Glitter Glue, Chocolate (27465)
Studio Calico Mister Huey’s Color Mists, Tannenbaum (331203)
Studio Calico Mister Huey’s Color Mists, Rudolph (331573)
Studio Calico Mister Huey’s Color Mists, Sugar Plum (331574)