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May 5, 2013

Teacher Appreciation cards

Hello there!  This is Melody from A Splash Here and There blog and it's my turn to post here.  Thanks Pam for letting me share my projects with her readers once a month.  This coming week is Teacher Appreciation week and I was commissioned by my SIL to create thank you cards for the teachers and teachers' assistants at my nephew's school.  I had to make 37 cards in all, big enough to accommodate gift cards my SIL has collected from the other parents.  I actually ended up making 40 cards in all and kept 3 for myself (pictured above) so I can give them to the teachers at MY kids' school.  Now this was a big task for me for such a short period of time to make them - and one I probably wouldn't do again for a looooong time ;) - heck honestly, it normally takes me a few days to make one card as it is LOL! 

For this big task, I used the Silhouette Studio to design the cards and used my Cameo to cut.  I opted to fill in the colors of my choice for the school-related images (pencil, scissors, glue, eraser and paint brush - all can be found in the Silhouette Store) and did a print and cut - so much easier than piecing together those tiny parts. The cards are 5x5. 

Below are screen shots of the colored images after filling in the colors and grouping them together.

bottom layers with the shadow layer filled in with brown,
set to print  and cut only the outer parts

top layers without the shadow layer and the sentiments
typed in or set to print only and cut the edges of the images only 

And here are pictures of the images after printing and cutting.

bottom layers

top layers

I used foam mounts to adhere the top layers with their corresponding bottom layers, after inking the top layers, for some dimension.  Below are pictures of the finished cards.  No two cards are exactly the same.

And there you have it.  Thanks for visiting here at the Bugbytes blog.  Until next time ;).


papillon digital design said...

Lovely cards. Great images you found. I am sure the teachers who receive this will love it.
Thank for sharing

Karon said...

These are fabulous!!! Glad to see I'm not the only that uses their Cricut mats in the Silhouette :-)

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Thanks, ladies!

@ Karon: I do it all the time LOL! I have so much unused Cricut mats and I find them more forgiving than the Cameo mats.

Dk said...

Oh these are soooooo cute!!! Great job!!

Anonymous said...

These are fantaboulous!! Awesome job. Thank you for sharing.

Janis LU

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Thanks, ladies!

"kind encouraging and inspiring words"

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