Saturday, June 4, 2011

Apples for the teacher

I don't know about everywhere, but school hasn't quite ended here.  The last day of school for my boys is June 16th and I thought I'd share this project for all of you last minute crafters out there.

Todays project is an apple basket card set. All six of the apples are shaped cards with white card bases. What a perfect gift to give your favorite teacher, right??

Step one is cutting a bowl for all the fruit to sit in. I used the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge to cut a bowl using vellum. Using the Fit to Page feature, cut the Pioneer Girl on Accessory 2 (the bowl will cut between 30"-33"), or RDS or 11 3/4" on the Gypsy

If you have a Gypsy, just hide the contours and cut a second bowl out of white card stock (or whatever color you'd like your bowl to be).
 If you don't have a Gypsy I've written some alternative directions:
You'll have to glue the vellum bowl down onto white card stock. Using a glue runner, glue only the top rim (above the lip cut), around the edges, and the bottom of the bowl. Attach it to the card stock and hand cut the bowl backing.

Step two is cutting the apple from Preserves cartridge. I used apple 4. Cut all layers at 4 3/4".

Again, if you have a Gypsy the directions are easier (just weld the card base to be a apple shaped card). If you don't have a Gypsy, cut two base layers and attach them together at the stem/leaf with some glue runner. 
Put all your apples together and add doodle dots, etc.  I have to make two bowls of apples so I keep the doodling to a minimum! :)

I cut six apple cards to get a nice full bowl of apples.

Here is a picture of the apples all piled in the bowl.
See how they peek out of the vellum bowl?

I added a pocket to the back of my bowl to hold all the envelopes for the apple cards.  These are sized to fit an A2 envelope just fine. I think these would make a wonderful gift for the end of the year gift (like we are doing) or teacher appreciation, first day of school etc.


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mamawcindy said...

What a Great Idea for a Teacher. So Creative!!! I don't have a Gypsy(Oh How I wish I did)! Thanks for Showing the Alternative way. :0)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Very fun! These are great!

Adrian said...

Wow, u did a super job! Thanks for playing with CTO!

GiGi said...

WOW! What great cards! I love the way you did the bowl. Thanks for playing at CTO!

Jen said...

OH MY GOsh! I love this! I have 3 teacher gifts to get ready and this is so cute! I'm also a teacher and I would love this as a gift! TFS!
Fellow Thankful Thursday DT member

snappy scrappy said...

Great idea...too cute!! Lee-Ann :)

Lisa Norris said...

Such a cute idea! Thanks for joining us this week at CTO!


girlia said...

Wow! how cute! Thanks for playing with us this week at CTO

Melissa said...

Very cute card, thanks so much for Celebrating the Occasion with us!

Anonymous said...

This is great and I love how you did the vellum bowl, very pretty! :-)

Lucianna Dilsaver said...

Love the vellum, really great card! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

patti west said...

This is such a thought teacher gift!! Your apple cards are adorable! Thanks for sharing with us at the Paper Variety. :)

Sherry said...

I have the Preserves cartridge and love apples. I'll have to try this card!

Live Love and Scrap said...

Oh my GOSH...this is an AMAZING project any teacher would LOVE!!!