Sunday, May 25, 2014

Teacher Cards & Gifts

Hi everyone!  Yay!  Sister Stamps previews will be starting soon!  Did you see how cute the stamps are for the June release?  I'll be back later to share my Sister Stamps creations.

Today, I have some cards to share that I made for the teachers.  These are all very simple since I made about 12.  Then I realized that I usually don't make special school themed cards.  Most of the time I give the cards I've been making through out the year.  Otherwise my stash of cards is just out of control.

See, simple right?  I used MFT's apple die and cut the apples with some red felt.  The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.

A couple of other Thank you cards with different sentiments, also from Lawn Fawn.  I really liked how the felt apple turned out.

Then I made some washi paper apples for the Japanese language teachers.  I made 5 of these.  These apples turned out so pretty!

And more sewing!  These are longer than the ones I made for the children and also more complicated!  Instead of ribbon, I cut strips of Japanese fabric which is so time consuming!  Plus you have to fold over the edges and iron them down so they are nice and straight.  Well, sometimes it's not always straight so hopefully the teachers aren't eyeing the stitching too closely.  Ribbon usually has a ridge near the edge so I used that as a guide to sew straight but the fabric doesn't so I really had to concentrate.  But I really do love the look of this key chain.

And this is for all the Hello Kitty lovers!  This one was even more complicated than the above because the fabric is mostly white so you could see through the material when you folded over the edges.  So I ended up using some fusible webbing and a strip of white fabric under it.  But of course that made it bulkier and sewing was a bit trickier.  I have a couple that I ended up tossing to the side.  And yeah, sewing straight and near the edges was difficult on this one as well.  I need lots more practice!  But I think these turned out super cute!

If you're wondering how to make these, there are tons of tutorials, just Google it and etsy has lots of supplies.  Just search for the hardware on etsy and you'll get lots of stores. 

Hope you're enjoying the weekend!  Thanks for visiting!


5 comments:

Cheryl said...

Super cute apple cards! Looks good w kraft! Wow, great keychains! Can't believe u sewed a liner! Well, maybe I can.

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Those are perfect cards for the teachers. And holy cow, those ribbon key fobs and SUPER CUTE. I especially love the Hello Kitty ones. Hope you're enjoying the long weekend. :-)

Denice said...

Love the thank-you cards....perfect for the end of the year gifts. I still have another week to get mine done, thanks to all the snow days we had.....5 of them, yuck! Soooooo happy to see 70 degrees again.
:Dxx

Lynn said...

Oh, those apple cards using printed washi paper are beautiful. The ribbon key chains are so charming.

Leanne said...

Look at you!! These are all terrific Eva! The felt is a perfect touch for the apples and the washi paper apples are just as pretty. Love the key chains too. You are really a crafting queen at the end of the school year yah?! Awesome share today!
BTW, looking fwd to your SS shares too. Have a great Monday!