Teacher Inspiration

As the school year comes to an end, it’s nice to send some good cheer to our hard-working teachers.  My project today, which was first featured on the CutCardstock blog, is a card with a coordinating envelope that is perfect to pair with those end of the year mugs and gift cards.

I started off with a 5×7″ notecard created with Basis Cardstock in black and placed it on my stamp platform.  I had some school-themed Tim Holtz Blueprint stamps and decided to make a background with them using white pigment ink.

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This gives kind of a chalkboard look that’s great for the teacher theme.

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I adhered a simple band with foam tape using Cougar White Super Smooth cardstock stamped with an inspirational sentiment.

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For the envelope, I used a Basis A-7 envelope in white and stamped a tree and an additional quote on the back.  I stamped the leaves of the tree in teal ink to coordinate with the card sentiment.

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Adding that extra stamped detail to an envelope is one more way to get more mileage from your stamps and make that special teacher feel even more appreciated.  Thanks so much for joining me today!

–SUPPLIES–

Teach & Inspire stamp set-Papertrey Ink

Papertrey Ink Tropical Teal ink pad

Stampers Anonymous-Tim Holtz Mini Blueprint Schoolhouse stamp set

Simon Says Stamp white pigment ink pad

Papertrey Ink Tropical Teal ink pad

Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform