This simple, easy-to-make apple card montage is absolutely darling and a near perfect gift for a teacher on the first day school! Each card encompasses tidbits from the Crate Paper collections, Oh Darling & Love Notes.
August is just around the corner and it's time to start thinking about back to school–YIKES! This year, I thought it might be nice to give the teacher a stack of simple 'Thank You' cards that she can use throughout the year for whatever the occasion.
I made my apple with a circle die cut. The leaves were made from dies as well. But, you could substitute for a small punch and hand-cut leaves. The stem was crafted from a scrap of burlap–gives it a kind of rustic charm ;)
I used a single sheet of 6 x 6 paper from the Oh Darling collection to create the tag and layered it on a journaling card. The paper looked like a school writing book, so the collection is not JUST for Valentine's day! This is a simple way to get a layered effect for those of us who are layered challenged...(use a journaling card and another shaped smaller tag on top).
The 'thanks' sentiment was made using a single 6 x 6 sheet of paper from the Love Notes collection and another die. I liked how the hearts were still able to peek through the lines of the word. I left the negatives in for a more edgy vibe. It gives you a better look at the patterned paper, too. A few pop ups, twine adhered with a staple and I was done!
This card set was easy to reproduce using an assembly line technique! I was able to get three cards using a single 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper. Easy, not a lot of fussy cutting, gluing or coloring on this project–just cut and glue!