Hi everyone! Amanda here today. Teacher Appreciation Week is upon us, and if, like me, you are one of the lucky ones that got out of decorating doors and making class gifts, then hopefully you’ll squash the teacher appreciation guilt by at least giving a card. It’s not that I don’t totally appreciate all that my kids’ teachers do for them. I really do. I just don’t have the time and energy to organize door decorating and class parties. I can, however, make a sweet and simple card (and buy a gift card at the checkout stand).
While I can hardly resist bright, red apples during Teacher Appreciation week, it is fun to think outside of the box and make a few teacher appreciation cards that are a little more personal and a lot of fun. Get creative when looking though your stash for patterns and colors that remind you of teachers.
Great teachers deserve a gold star! As my kids get older, they need teacher appreciation cards and gifts that are suitable for both female and male teachers. A bright, shiny gold star isn’t too cutesy and stands out on some bold, red stripes.
Stitching around the border of a card is one of my favorite ways to add detail and texture to a card. I like to experiment with the different decorative stitches on my sewing machine. On this card I used a triple-stitch function that looks like a wider regular straight stitch. The wider stitch stands out against the big, red stripes.
Pebbles makes it easy to customize your teacher appreciation cards. This year my son studied the countries of South America so I thought it would be neat to make a card for his social studies teacher using the World View paper from the Everyday Collection. I kept the card simple by adding a few Thickers and some wonky gold stitching around the border.
You can never go wrong with classic red apples for a teacher appreciation card. Pair some bright stickers with some contrasting patterned paper and you’re good to go. Add a Thank You sentiment and stitch around the border to add a little detail.
Getting started with teacher appreciation cards doesn’t have to be complicated, nor do you have to start with a plan. Start by gathering some papers and stickers that you think would make fun teacher cards. With a pile of goodies on your desk, start playing around with the position of stickers, sentiments, and punches. Experiment with different combinations and arrangements until you find one (or more) that is just right.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Jen Hadfield Everyday Double-Sided Cardstock 12″X12″Sweet Dots
Jen Hadfield Everyday Double-Sided Cardstock 12″X12″Dotted Chevron
Jen Hadfield Everyday Double-Sided Cardstock 12″X12″World View
Spring Fling Thickers Alpha Stickers 5.5″X11″ 2/PkgCelebrate/Gold Foiled Foam
Spring Fling Sticker Book 6 PagesAccents W/Gold Foil
DIY Home Specialty Cardstock 12″X12″Gold Foil W/Embossed Dots
Cottage Living Thickers Alpha Stickers 5.5″X11″ 2/Pkg