Saturday, September 24, 2011

Pieced Apple Teacher Card Sets

Welcome to the Back to School Blog Hop!! If you came from Lisa's blog, you are in the right place.... if you just stumbled upon the hop, please head back to Jamie's blog where the hop begins, you don't want to miss a stop.

Today I have a card set teacher's gift to share with you.  I made a set of ten of these adorable pieces apple card for my boy's teachers.
I used red, black and white generic card stock, patterned card stock from the DCWV's Grade School mat stack, a Studio G rubber stamp and some craft string.  In addition, I cut a box for the set of A2 cards to be gifted in.  

The little apples are stamped onto a 2" x 2" piece of white card stock, the black layer is 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" and the red layer is 2 1/2" x 2 1/2".  I stamped the apple onto red polka-dot paper (DCWV, stack 7), brown (for the stem), green (for the leaf) and white (for the apple center).  I cut each of these pieces out so I could glue them together for the finished apple.  It was quite time consuming, but I think they turned out wonderful!!

Here is how they look finished.  I used some Tombo Mono Liquid glue to assemble the apples. 

The red card base measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".  I wrapped three layers of craft string around the patterned card stock before I used my ATG tape to assemble the card front. I then used my ATG tape to secure the apple layer to the center of the card front.

I made ten cards for each teacher.  Each card has the same apple decoration, but the patterned card stock is all different -- all from DCWV's Grade School mat stack.

I love how they all go together! :)

One last look at the card design. <3

I used Tags, Bags, Boxes and More to make the gift boxes (the matchbox on button 43 or page 124). The window is from Just Because Cards. To complete the window, I recycled some Cricut Cartridge packaging!

Here is the Gypsy file for the box.  It is sized to fit the A2 cards with envelopes.

I tied the box closed with some more string and made a little matching tag and voila!  It's done. 

Here's the second box, the little frame around the window is different, but everything else is the same.
In case you missed it, here is the download file again:

Thanks for stopping by today, your next hop stop is Gina @ California Scrappin'.... but before you go, please leave me a comment (and become a follower) for the chance to win my blog candy.
  I don't have a picture, but I am giving away a stamp block and 10 sets of stamps!! 


Craftyhomemade said...

Great set, Cheryl.


Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

I agree, they came out wonderful! They will make an awesome gift!


Creations by Shirl said...

Oh my Cheryl- I'm so inspired by your creativity here...Love those cards, and perfect paper piecing....those teacher's are going to love them..... pretty papers too.
Have a super weekend!

Aim said...

Oh WOW!! What an AWESOME gift idea!! You did so much work on these, but they are spectacular!! :)

Amy :) at

JulieK said...

These are all beautiful!! You did a wonderful job on them!


Adrian said...

These are so cute! Great job!

Linda Therrien said...

beautiful cards - any teacher would love to receive them.


Linda Therrien said...

forgot to tell you that I am your newest follower :)

Carla said...

That is a great little gift for a teacher. Thanks so much for sharing. or
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pixiebunniedust said...

I love your projects! Is amazing how with one stamp so many different wonderful projects can be made! Hlad to be in this hop with you! Jessica bedolla

Melissa said...

You did an amazing job on these!

Shelley said...

This is a great idea for the techer to give to her students love the way you have made them. Thanks for the comment on my blog i am now a follower on yours.

Unknown said...

So beautiful set! Thanks for sharing :)

Ashley Nicole said...

Love the set. Love the different cards. Nice being in the hop with you.
glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

Edwina said...

I am a follower through feedburner. I love your catd sets. What a nice gift to give your boys teachers. i am sure they will love them. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

mjblahnik56 said...

Love this set. Great job.

lorby said...

Now these are adorable and crafty. I know the teacher liked them without even asking. TFS Jearise in Lorby's World.

Carrie said...

Love your cards and the gift box to put them in!!so clever!!

~ Carrie (new follower and FB Fan!)

Cathie w said...

very cute TFS!!!!


silvia said...

I LOVE your set of cards!! The apple is so cute!!!

Lisa R. said...

Fabulous card set! Great gift idea. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great cards! Love the papers on these!

Kris Dietz said...

You are so talented! These are great. Any teacher would love to have them. TFS.

dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

AmyJRockstar said...

Well now I'm just embarrassed... I've been to your site many times as I'm the coordinator for FCCB! I just now became a follower! I think I must have tried b4 when blogger was down. Your work is awesome! Love it! BTW, we are having a DT call over at FCCB if you are interested. You have done so well in all of our challenges! TFS the file and the project and the chance to win!

Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!

XO ~ Amy Jo (FCCB Coordinator)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

What a great Set of cards!! well done!

Have a scrap-happy day
Lisa G

Kathy said...

What great projects, love the bright colors that you used.

Liz said...

I am in love with your cards set....super adorable and great job!!!



Amy E said...

What an awesome set of cards!!! You're giving me lots of ideas for Christmas presents!!

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