Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Video & Tutorial: Teacher Appreciation Cards

do you need a little something to give to those teachers with whom your little darlings spend so much of their day? how about a handwritten note inside of a handmade card using the Head of Class collection by Little Yellow Bicycle!

if you're not feeling too overly confident in your hand-crafting/cardmaking skills i'm here to help!

my latest video tutorial walks you through step-by-step on how to create the pencil-shaped card, and the downloadable PDF (at the end of this post) provides you with the complete supply list for all 4 cards, walks you through the directions (with dimensions) for making each of the 4 cards AND provides the necessary templates----all for FREE. :)

the cards you find in this tutorial are all very playful and fun, including this pencil card. as you'll see in the video, this card isn't nearly as difficult as it may appear.

it's the small details that really make this card pop! watch the video and you'll see for yourself how easy it is to make one of your own!

here's a peek at the other 3 cards included in the download....

i'm having a hard time deciding which one is my favorite----it's a toss up between the pencil and the apple. i just *adore* shaped cards. the unique shape just adds that extra punch, i think.

this next one takes literally two minutes to put together. it's so super simple. you'll spend more time writing a sentiment inside and on those little pencils than assembling it for sure.

using the 10 Things I Love About School pocket would be a really fun way to get the whole classroom to participate! as a group they could come up with things they love about their teacher/class and then finish with a personal sentiment on the inside. easy peasy!

lastly, i couldn't resist making a card for our beloved art teacher! nothing was more perfect than piecing together something that resembles an Elmer's glue bottle. i think art, music, and gym teachers are often forgotten when we think of teacher appreciation, but they really do play an integral role in educating our children.

when piecing together this card, i wanted to draw from the colors of a glue bottle and of course incorporate tons of layers. the larger blue chipboard piece was the perfect background upon which i could build those layers. :)

are you ready to make your own set!?

no? teacher appreciation not your thing? considering making a set and using them as hidden journaling cards on a back to school layout! :)

Download: Teacher Appreciation Cards Instructions

enjoy! :)


  1. Great cards
    Thanks for the video---I love watching them---you are a good 'teacher'

  2. These cards are so damn cute. Thanks for sharing them and creating the great video Tania. I have passed this along to a couple of people that I think will like them.

  3. Thanks for the great video and the template, Tania. I have made a pencil card, if you'd like to see it it's here.

  4. niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee:)


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