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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Teacher's Gifts Share #1

Over the past week I mentioned that I have been super busy making some teacher's gifts.  Don't ask me why I waited until the last minute, but I did.  But, an accomplishment I had by completing 88 cards for the gift sets (8 cards each for 11 teachers...I have 3 kids, which all have multiple teachers throughout the day).  I also completed another 12 to write in and include with the gift sets (you can see those cards here).  I mostly used scraps from my scrap bin and tried only to cute a new piece of paper when absolutely necessary.

The picture above is all the cards that I completed piled together.  These were all very CAS cards, some with a layer or two, some without.  I tried to stay away from coloring extensively but I did color a little.  I'll share 2 of my favorite cards today-but throughout the week I'll be sharing some more of them.  I was greatly inspired by  Susan's blog and the Clean & Simple blog in making my teacher's gifts this year.  
Card details:
Stamps: In Bloom & Limited Edition Thank You set from Clear & Simple Stamps
Cardstock: Kraft, retired SU paper & dp
Inks: Dish All the Dirt Brown, retired SU ink
Accessories: Circle punches & pencil eraser for flower centers

Card details:
Stamp Set: Enjoy & Sentiment by Verve Stamps
Cardstock: So Saffron, retired patterned paper
Inks: Dish All the Dirt Brown, Aquamist
Accessories: Circle & Scalloped Circle punch


Nicki (CSS) said...

These are awesome Kim, I am floored that you whipped up 88 cards in so little time! Way to go. I love the variety in the sets - great gift for the teachers!

Susie said...

Wow! I simply could NOT do this. Wonderful job and the teachers will really appreciate them.

Claudia Perry said...

what an awesome accomplishment! You did a GREAT job and I know the teachers will just love them!

Bumbles and Fairy-Tales said...

Wow! You go girl! That is amazing! These two cards are simply adorable and perfect! All teacher's are going to appreciate your cards so much :)

Enjoy your weekend!
hugs, margie

Kaz said...

Oh wow Kim, I can't believe you made all those and stayed sane!
I love the cards you've shown so far xx

Lisa Somerville said...

Great boxed card sets, I'm sure the teachers will love them!

Jessica Diedrich said...

WOW! You have been BUSY! Gotta love this time of year, right? LOL! Super work though-I'm sure they will love them!

Kristen said...

Wahoooo...you did it!!! You go girl!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

What do you do, stay up nite and day?!! Wow, I'm impressed, and the teachers will just luv them!

Anita Rex said...

Wow you made A LOT of cards! Go you! So pretty!

Maren said...

AMAZING!!! What fabulous gifts!! Thank you so much for sharing,
Paper Crafts Go-to Gal

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