Monday, May 11, 2009

Teacher Appreciation Thank You sets

As I promised, I have the details on the sets of thank you cards that we gave to the teachers.  It was late on Thursday night and I was at a loss trying to come up with a simple and cute idea for mass producing some cards for teachers.  I decided to check 2 websites and I only allowed myself 15 minutes to find something then I would have to just do something else.  I was so low on time I didn't know what to do and knew that I could spend hours looking at all of the wonderful cards.  As it turned out I only needed one website and about 30 seconds.  I went to Angie’s blog and she had just recently posted a set of thank you cards that was perfect.  I completely cased them other than using different designer paper.    I couldn't believe how fast they came together, I made 36 cards in one hour and 12 minutes from start to finish.  That includes all of the scoring, cutting, punching piercing etc.  The only problem was I didn't realize how low my paper stash has gotten.  I am now down to just two full sheets of whisper white 4 sheets of very vanilla, 3 sheets of chocolate chip and I could go on and on, ack!   I just didn't have enough of the colors I wanted so I had to improvise and stretch things a bit.  The thank you images are stamped on shimmery white cardstock, one of the few things I am not too low on, so they have a nice little sparkle in real life.

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Stamps: Lovely Labels

Ink:  Soft Sky, Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi

Paper:  Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Shimmery White, Kraft, Soft Sky, Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, Afternoon Tea DSP

Accessories: Wild Wasabi Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

Tools: 1 1/4 inch circle punch, scallop circle punch, crafters tool kit

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Twila said...

Wow! You've got some great gifts in the works. Love the cards and the little dresser. Keep up the inspiration!

sandi said...

what a great set. I miss those in colors so much.

virginia said...

Wow I wish I taught in your district these are wonderful!!

Shiozaki Beach girls said...

These are very nice! what a nice gift for the teachers!

Tina said...

Awesome set! TFS!

June Annand said...

Gosh - these are so darn pretty... what an awesome gift set for your teachers!!

Anonymous said...

These are so cute! I love the top one! I LOVE that designer paper. I miss it so much. Ironically, I have several sheets out and was planning to make a flower pot card using some of it!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

These are great gifts! You do excellent work and I am sure that the teachers will love them!