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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:
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I don't have a picture, but I am giving away a stamp block and 10 sets of stamps!!