Teacher Appreciation

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I am so excited to be a part of the A Blog Named Hero Facebook Inspiration Team!  If you haven’t tried the challenges over at A Blog Named Hero and you love using Hero Arts products, definitely head over to join in the fun.  Twice a month, I will have projects here on my blog and over on the A Blog Named Hero Facebook Page, so feel free to follow my blog and their Facebook page so you don’t miss a thing.

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For today’s card, I’m joining in the current challenge which is “embossing”  I am using the Bookcase wooden stamp along with the Stamp Your Own Fruit stamp set to create a teacher appreciation card.

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Using some Hero Arts Sea Mix and older teal layering papers, I created two A2 size notecards and stamped the bookcase onto the front of each using Versamark ink.  I then sprinkled white embossing powder and heat embossed the entire background.  You want to be sure to use a powder bag before stamping to ensure crisp embossing with the powder staying in the right places.

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The Stamp Your Own Fruit set has an apple that is such a perfect, basic shape.  I colored two with a few Copics and then trimmed them out with scissors.

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I popped the apple up with some foam tape in the middle of each of my cards and added a heat embossed sentiment using the Thanks Stamp & Cut set.

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This was a super easy card to make and you can do different colors for both masculine and feminine.  I love the combination of the apple with the bookcase for the teacher theme.

Thanks so much for joining me today!

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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!

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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