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June 09, 2010

Teacher card set...


Well, this year I made about 110 cards to give to teachers.  Each teacher received between 8 and 20 cards in a set - all personalized with their name.  I think this is a great way to show appreciation.  And, the head teachers each got a gift certificate to the farmer's market.

So, this was one set for one of the teachers - Colin's favorite teacher.  She is incredible to say the least.  I used some fun stamps from a new company called Lawn Fawn.  Not only do I like their stamps, but they are made in the US (great quality and stamp wonderfully) and the owner is super sweet.  (You know how that stuff means a lot to me.)  So, you will be seeing me use their stamps often.  For details on how I made these, read below...

060910 Noran Cork Jen McGuire 

I think there were 10 in this set - all different colors but the same basic design.

060910 Noran Cork 2 Jen McGuire 

Glossy Accents adds great shine to this simple card.  So cool in real life...

060910 Noran Cork 3 Jen McGuire

And I put them in a clear box and wrapped them with a ribbon...

060910 Noran Cork 4 Jen McGuire
Supplies: Lawn Fawn stamps; Copic Markers; Memory Box notecards; Glossy Accents; Quickutz cork paper; Corner Chomper; Cuttlebug embossing folder; American Typewriter font; Neenah paper

To make these, I printed out "a note from Ms. Noran" a bunch of times on a piece of Neenah white cardstock.  I inked just the top of the Lawn Fawn typewriter image to make the paper around it.  I then stamped the top of it again for the bottom of the paper.  I stamped the pins separately, colored them with Copics and cut them out.  I put these on a piece of cork paper and added Glossy Accents to the pins for shine.  So simple, fun to make and personalized perfectly for a teacher. :)  Here is the set I used...


I will share the other teacher card sets soon.  Off to work on Cards for Kids stuff.  Night!  (If you know of a child you would like to add, now is the time to let me know.  Thanks!  And prizes will be announced soon.)


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Great Idea! I am loving cork lately too! The teachers will LOVE These ;)

These are fabulous. And 110, oh my! The teachers will love them. I agree that the Lawn Fawn stamps are wonderful!

Lovely design, so clever & thoughtful. I totally admire your patience in making 110 of them - I get distracted after making 5 cards the same & have to start something new!! Thanks for sharing.

I'm a teacher and I am very jealous of Colin's teacher. Too stinkin' cute. Thanks for sharing. Never heard of Lawn Fawn before, thanks for a bit of enabling before I hit the hay.

So colorful and practical! Love that cork paper and glossy tack--makes the cards even more special!

Too bad I'm not a teacher of one of your kids. These are great!

Can I be your kid's teacher? As a teacher myself, I give you an A++!

What perfect teacher cards!

What a wonderful set to give such a great teacher, I feel exhausted reading how many cards you made, you are the sweetest :)

Super cute idea and loved the way you used the LF stamp set! :)

SUPER cute!!! i am sure the teacher will LOVE these card!!!

Love your cards as always. On the Cards for kids i am trying to make some and noticed that the page for Sami doesnt have her family info on it for siblings etc. Just thought i'd let you know.

What a darling card idea! Sure wish I was one of Colin's teachers. It's wonderful that you acknowledge them with such awesome and practical gifts. Speaking as a former teacher, I always enjoyed home made items.
Shirley L.
Roseville, CA

Love these, Jennifer! The card colors are so bright and summery! Cute idea with the cork and pin! :)

I don't know if my comment posted.

Super cute cards - I love the fun colors

These are adorabl! Love the cork! And how did you come up with using that typewriter stamp how you did? You are so creative!

Those are great! I'm impressed you made so many of them, wow.

very very cute! impressed u made so many ! need to find the cork paper! where? ty for sharing again...luv your instructions too ...make it easy to copy!lol

Super cards! Lucky teachers!

Really like the stamp set you used. Will be checking them out. Your teacher cards are really nice. Goodness you made 110 cards. You've been really busy! TFS

super cute! love the cork and the glossy push pin.

Super cute cards:)

I love these cards!! Love the cork board.
Have to go check these stamps out..

Lucky Teachers...wish I was one and had one jennifer and her kid in my Well, love the cards. TFS.

sooo cute!!.. i love the innovative stamping idea!! :D

How creative - I never would have thought of turning that typewriter stamp into what you did!

Cute clean lines on those teacher cards, fab job

Thanks for sharing these fabulous teacher cards. You have inspired me to get creative.

Beautiful cardsets. Great idea for a present.

Jennifer, this is another inspiration from you to make a set. The one you showed us last time, with white cardstock and vibrant HA flower on it, has been my inspiration. I made 6 sets already for the teachers of my DDs... Thanks for sharing..

how wonderful are these??!! Sure to be very appreciated by the teachers.

Now that is a GREAT teacher gift. I can see making these for my daughter's middle school teachers. Wow, thanks ... as always, Jen! Awesome

Wow! Fabulous set, Jennifer! You're so creative - love how you altered the type writer! The cork background is PERFECT!

so cute and clever, jennifer! i love cork, but i can never think of how to use it, love it here

Cute cards! Love how you use glossy accents on everything-it really adds a great finishing touch.

Never would have thought to flip the paper in the typewriter upside to finish the look of the paper... COOL and CLEVER!

Wow, those are fantastic gifts! I am sure the you will bless the teachers!

I've been hearing a lot about Lawn Fawn stamps around the blog world lately. They look awesome. Hope you showcase them again.

What a thoughtful teacher's gift! I love the cork board and the glossy accents on the push pin! :)

What cute cards! You are so creative, my friend! I bet Colin's teachers just LOVED them! Such a thoughtful gift! :-D Hugs!

WOW I love that card, thanks for sharing it. Great work.

OHHH so that is what you were doing! LOVE IT.. I might just have to CASE your cards.. I do love it. Can't wait to see what you did for the other teachers :)

How beautiful!

I love your ideas! I wish I could come up with ideas as cute as yours... oh well for now I will stick to scraplifting I guess ;)

What a great teacher gift. 110 cards. Wow. That's a labor of love.

These are adorable, Jennifer. I've never seen cork paper before-I'll be on the lookout for it. It's perfect for these teacher cards!

The teacher will really appreciate these. Thanks for sharing how you made the note.

Those are great! What a thoughtful gift.

Great cards...and so clever...I never would have looked at the stamps the way you did.


How cute is that? I am checking that website out. I love to look at new designs of stamps. Thanks for sharing.

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