Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Teacher Gifts


I decided to make card sets for our teachers again this year.  Since there is a lot going on this week, quick and easy were the key words I was thinking of, and both of these sets were exactly that.

This first set of cards is for Carina's teachers.  The flowers are from Unity's Wishing You Joy Itty Bitty.  They are stamped with Versafine, and then I used a water pen to add the color.  What I love about the combination of this type of image and the water pen is that you do not have to be precise at all.  I did this FAST.  The three sets of 8 cards took two hours max, and I was catching up on some shows all the while.




The sentiments are from Avery Elle's Modern Leaves set.  I thought the kind of brush stroke-esque font worked well with the flowers.  I like providing at least a couple different sentiments when I make sets because cards aren't always one size fits all.



 

This second set for Ellie's teachers was completely cased from Donna Mikasa's cards here.  I loved the simplicity of the cards, and I would have completely cased them except I couldn't find envelopes for 4" x 4" cards at the store (someone please tell Andrew that I need a WRMK Envelope Punch!) so I added a mat and made 5" x 5" cards.  Another fast and easy set.

Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Supplies Used:

Set 1
Paper/Cardstock:  CTMH - Colonial White Bulk Card Pack
Stamps:  Unity - Wishing You Joy Itty Bitty; Avery Elle - Modern Leaves
Ink:  Versafine; Distress Inks:  Festive Berries, Salty Ocean, Evergreen Bough; CTMH - Goldrush
Other:  Ranger - Water Pen
Set 2
Paper/Cardstock:  CTMH - White Daisy; AC - Summer Cardstock Value Pack
Stamps:  Avery Elle - Oh Yeah
Ink:  Hero Arts - Butterbar and Bubble Gum
Other:  Tombow - Mono Adhesive

20 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous!!! LOVING the colors!!

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  2. Fantastic gifts...everyone can use a bunch of these. Nicely done Miriam!

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  3. These are beautiful gift sets, Miriam! So thoughtful of you!

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  4. Now this is a gift a teacher will use and love! I loved getting gifts (never expected anything anyway....) that were useful! LOVE that little flower on the first set-- what a beautiful card set!

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  5. You def need the envelope board! I love mine! And i love your cute and easy card sets!!

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  6. Those are great sets! It's so nice to see how great sets can look and still be easy enough to accomplish in a short amount of time.

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  7. Simply beautiful and deliciously fun, Miriam! Teachers love getting gifts they can actually use ;), and these fit the bill perfectly!

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  8. I love these two sets Miriam! Great gifts!!
    At our school, all we do are monetary gifts ;-S

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  9. Super fab card sets! Her teachers will really love them!

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  10. wow that first card is so beautiful and modern. and there is NOTHING wrong with casing Donna, she's a pro :) I didn't make anything for my kids teacher...just sent money. It was easier!

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  11. What a fantastic project! I love making card sets too, yours are gorgeous!!!

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  12. These are fantastic!! I have never made a card set...ummmmm maybe its time!

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  13. I bet the teachers loved these! What a fun gift! :)

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  14. Teachers appreciate stationery, I'm told. These are great sets! I'm thrilled that you CASE'd my cards--love how you added the matching border to yours!

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  15. Your first set is so beautiful and elegant and the next so trendy and cool!

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  16. Wonderful work! As always, I leave your blog feeling inspired. Thank you for sharing your talents with us throughout the year. :-) -B

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  17. awesome cas designs! your stamping is perfect! elegant and cool in one post...love that speech bubble set!

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