Saturday, August 25, 2012

Gift for a teacher : Apple Card Set

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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 (but any stamp with an outline would work) and some craft string (or twine).  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 Zig precision 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 div="div">
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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Candy said...

Super cute set Cheryl! Love the twine and cute little tag!

Unknown said...

Fantastic set of cards!!! You did such a great job on them!!

snappy scrappy said...

Wonderful card set!!! Lee-Ann :)

Ann said...

What a great gift! Fabulous set of cards!

Pam said...

Really cute card set! So colorful!

Georgiana said...

Great set of teacher cards!

Stay Creative,
Carson's Creations

Sher said...
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Sher said...

The cards are wonderful for the teachers! :) I know they will/do love them!! :)
Great blog hop too!


Connie Can Crop said...

Wow Cheryl! I love this matching set and I especially love how you show us the steps taken to turn a stamp in to a piecing..will have to give that a try!! Thanks!
So glad we could hop together!!
Scrappy hugs,
Connie Dt sister

Rachelle Olaridge said...

What a fantastic card. Love hopping along the blog hop. Thanks!

glowegal said...

Adorable, Cheryl!! Love that darling apple and the many different ways you incorporated your design! Great job!!


Sarah said...

Wow this cards are really fun-- what a great set!

marg0006 said...

I like that you made a set with diffrent paper. They look great.

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Unknown said...

OMGosh... absolutely beautiful projects... love all the colors!!! thanks so much for sharing :))

ScrappyRae10 said...

LOVE the cards! Super cute!

Candace said...

great set!! and nice paper piecing, I bet that took you a while! :)


recollectionalley said...

Some teacher will love getting that gift! Super job!


K Clark said...

great card set... any teacher would love it

Ashley Nicole said...

This is an awesome set. Love it!

D- said...

Love your wonderful card set! TFS.
dmcardmaker (at AOL)
(already a Ginger Snap email follower)
(already an email follower here)

Daisylove Creations said...

Wow, what a fantastic set of cards!! Really love how you paper pieced that apple...too cute!!

Hank hendricks said...

wonderful card didn't be delighted yo use Gift Card envelopes for it.

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