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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Teacher Appreciation cards

Hello there!  This post can also be viewed over at the Bugbytes.  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 me today. 

Also linking to the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown#145 - Teacher Thank You cards
The Old Backporch - 52 card pickup


Asha said...

These are beautiful, Melody. I have no doubt the teaches will love them. BTW, why don't you play along with Tuesday Throwdown. There's still time to link these up for the #Thank You, Teacher" challenge.
hugs, Asha

Pam said...

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

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Thanks ladies!

@ Asha: Ohhh I'm gonna have to check that out! Thanks for the info. Hugs!

Patrice said...

These are so cute, Melody!

Sally Dube said...

Super cute - LOVE these images!! Very FuN!!! So glad you played along with us at Tuesday Throwdown!!

NanaConnie said...

These are so adorable, Melody! Love each one. Thanks for entering in our "Thank Your Teacher" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week. :-D Hope to see you again next week.
NanaConnie DT

Dayna Sabrina said...

Hey there stranger! So glad to see you posting. Fab cards - as usual. I love those print and cut images, you always rock that so well. Hope to see more from you soon my friend!

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Hey there indeed! So glad you came by ;). I needed a little boost of confidence from a familiar face. Sorry haven't been by your blog but will do so soon. Take care.

Scrappin Sista said...

Awesome your blog, I am a new follower, I scraplifted one of your cards would love for you to stop by and see it!!
Have a wonderful day!!
Alice B.