Teacher Gifts – Card Sets


I forgot to share what I made for Colin's teachers this year.  He goes to a Montessori, so he has several teachers – 6 right now.  They each got a set of 10 cards.  Wanted to make more, but ran outta time. 

Each set was in a clear box with a matching bow.  Each card is embossed with a Cuttlebug or Quickutz embossing folder, along with some simple stamping added.  (No coloring = big timesaver.)  I used two of my favorite stamp companies: Hero Arts and Papertrey Ink.  Each envelope is stamped on the flap to match the cards.

The embossed background really brings the cards to life, even though they are simple.  I also covered some of the stamped images with smeared sitckles for fun.  The photos are bad (as usual for me), but here they are…

062509 Teacher Card 6

062509 Teacher Card 4

062509 Teacher Card 5

062509 Teacher Card 1

062509 Teacher Card 3

062509 Teacher Card 2 Supplies: Quickutz and Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, Hero Arts stamps (flourish, big butterfly, all greetings, flower and apple), Papertrey Ink stamps (stars, damask, hearts), Diamond Stickles, Hero Arts notecards, Shadow Inks and gems

(ETA: That last card was inspired by Dawn McVey.  She rocks.)

I had fun Slip 'N Sliding with Audrey and Colin tonight.  Audrey was so happy to have me join her.  I will likely be sore tomorrow – off to rest. :)

Thanks for stopping by…

46 CommentsCards, Other Projects

  1. Jenink

    these are wonderful Jennifer. I want to make card sets for my son’s preschool teacher as gifts this year. I’ll have to remember your tips.

  2. nancy

    Jennifer. can I ask where you get the ‘clear’ boxes. That makes the gift of cards a ‘complete’ set. Thanks…. Love your blog..recently got hooked. Ironically I used to live in Louisville and came to Cincy all the time for shopping/friends .. now I live in AK so it makes it hard to get to any classes / conventions so your blog is a great treat. THANK U

  3. These are so pretty. Simple but beautiful.

  4. Jennifer,

    These are so cute, absolutely adorable. Thanks for sharing them with us.

    Lisa A.

  5. nina

    Love these cards! Colours are so happy. I love the look – very simple yet elegant!

  6. Cynthia B

    These card sets are awesome! I esp. love the last design w/ the stamped/edged background and butterfly. TFS – I’m sure Colin’s teachers loved your gifts!

  7. Well you and Dawn just *rock* together!

    Kudos to you for ALLLLL of those card sets! Whoo! You put in work didn’t you?

    They’re lovely, all of them! (I really love the yellow one w/the light blue flower… yum!)

  8. Hey Nancy… I’m not sure which boxes Jennifer used, but Papertrey Ink sells some great ones. Here ya go: http://www.papertreyink.com/pb_clearboxes.html

  9. donna mikasa

    Wonderful sets of cards! Colin’s teachers are so lucky….love ‘em all!

  10. these are all so gorgeous jennifer! the embossing adds so much to the cards … and yet is so simple! what a great gift to give!

  11. Wow Jennifer – what wonderful gifts. They will be appreciated so much And 60 cards… what a lot of work :) My faves are the butterfly ones – I adore that scalloped edging. Fabulous work, as always.
    P.s. the photos are awesome!!!

  12. Alice W.

    WOW! Fabulous cards, Jennifer! Love the bright summery colors, the embossing does add a lot more dimension!! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Helen

    What lovely gifts for Colin’s teachers. I love the simplicity of them, beautiful! Now wondering if I have time to do something similar for my children’s teachers before the end of term…? Definitely feeling inspired. By thw way, where did you get the clear boxes from? Thanks.

  14. lois skiathitis

    I agree wholeheartedly with all of the replies so far. They are all simply beautiful. You have given me some great ideas. I hope you don’t mind if I use a few of your ideas. TFS!!! Sometimes less is more.

  15. Great card sets! Love reading your blog – and I’m really enjoying the thinking inking series at twopeas. Hope you are having a great summer.

  16. Your cards are so beautiful, I am hooked on you website and I visit every day. The teachers gift cards are amazing. Thank you for the inspiration.

  17. They are lovely! It’s true how much live you can give to a card by just embossing it. I hope I can get a cutting-embossing machine for Xmas this year :)
    Hugs from Uruguay

  18. These are so simple and so lovely! Thank you for sharing your ideas!

  19. wow! fabulous ideas! i am sure they loved them!

  20. Deirdre - Irl

    Wow Jennifer, what lucky teachers. I just invested in a big shot and wonder did you emboss all of the notecard or just the front? How do you just emboss the front? Is this a v. basic question???? Sorry!

    Nancy – don’t know where Jennifer got her boxes but I just ordered some from http://www.clearbags.com

  21. Dorthy Thompson

    Beautifully done cards! What a great gift idea.

  22. Deirdre - Irl

    Ignore my question above… have figured it out!!!!!

  23. Awesome cards, Jennifer. I love the stars and the butterfly ones. Really a great gift ideas.

  24. krolski (kathy)

    Great cards – love the one with the hearts. Great gift – I’m sure Colin’s teachers just loved them.

  25. Brenda

    What great cards and what a fantastic idea!! I don’t have a die cutting or embossing machine but I think I’ll try this idea by cutting my swiss dot paper into cards.

  26. Mel

    These cards seriously rock…I love PTI stamps and Dawn is one of my fav designers! I’ll definitely be scraplifting these babies.

  27. Julie

    Love those – all of them! The embossing really does make a huge difference…very cool.

  28. Great card!!! I love the simplicity of them – they are so elegant!!!!!

  29. Cynnie

    Wonderful set of cards…the teachers will be THRILLED!!

  30. Roz Rhorer

    I am “borrowing” this idea for our church festival. I don’t want to work at the festival, so my way of supporting the cause is I make something. I wanted to make some cards, but haven’t come up with a quick and simple design to mass produce some. I found it with your idea. Thanks for making it easy to contribute to the festival. :-)

  31. I am a teacher… and I am a scrapbooker! The teachers will be very happy with the personal present;-)

  32. michelle

    super cute gifts for teachers and they probably loved them. michelle

  33. Jane

    Awesome! My son is starting grade one in September and I’m going to do this for his teacher!

  34. nancy faith

    Sarah. Thanks so much.. I will take a ‘peek’ over there. Checked out your blog… beautiful. :)

  35. Earlene

    What a Great Idea–I have forwarded this to my daughter and told her what a great idea for her to do for her granddaughter.

    She is a new stamper, but does such neat work and is running out of people to give cards to. I know Little Alison would love to take this to her teacher from her and Grandma–she will be starting kindergarden. And it is just 6 months til Chritmas.

  36. Jenn

    What awesome teacher gifts!

  37. Great teacher gifts, Jennifer–WAY better than kick-knacks! ;-D

  38. Amy Owens

    Wow! I wish I was one of Colin’s teachers. Those are great!

  39. Heidi

    What a great cards,and a beautiful gift for de teachers

  40. I’m sure Colin’s teachers will LOVE those. I made a set of notecards for my daughter’s teacher as well this year. (pics on my blog) Can I ask you where you bought the clear boxes? I couldn’t find any good boxes so I wrapped them in a ribbon and put them in a very small gift bag.

  41. Jennifer, you are such an inspiration!!! I was thinking of doing cards for birthday gifts this year!! I have two questions, where did you get the clear boxes (perfect for the sets) and on the blue set, with the thanks and butterfly… how did you do the piece of paper under the butterfly I like the look. Thanks for being willing to share your creativity!!

  42. Sandi N.


    You just amaze me so many times. These cards are lovely. I am sure Colin’s teachers just love the cards. Thanks so much for sharing these.

    Slip and Slide…I remember these fun water toys. I did it once with my girls. Fun times:)

    Sandi N.

  43. When you emboss with the cuttlebug, how do you get the embossing only on the card front?

  44. nancy

    Thanks Deirdre .. I have checked that out as well… great things there.

  45. Raegan L

    I had the same question, so can you share what you figured out?

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