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FREE Teacher Card Downloads + Multi-Color Foiling

Hello and welcome! Today’s video shares how to do multi-color foiling. I also share free downloads for creating your own teacher cards – with or without foil.

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[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

I enjoy spoiling teachers and if you’re like me, you are preparing end of the school year gifts. I’m sharing two free downloads (see below) that you can use to create teacher gifts. One prints solid black that is meant to be printed using a laser printer so that you can add foil. The other is a colored printable that is ready to use, in case you don’t have the supplies to foil.

My video shows how to do multi-color foiling. A lot of folks have asked how to do this!

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To do foiling on a printed image, you must use a laser printer. (I like THIS one.) Foil transfer sheets bonds to the toner that a laser printer uses. After printing on cardstock, I added small pieces of colored foil to completely cover the printing. I then ran it through my Mini Minc Machine to bond the foil. You could use an inexpensive laminator though!

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I used a Paper Smooches Notebook Die to cut the images out. Since it is a solid die, I cut one from a piece of scrap cardstock and used the negative portion as a guide to center it on the image. You can also just cut out the image without using a die to simplify the process.

I made the card bases a bit smaller than usual – 3.5″ x 5″. I did some tone on tone stamping on the cards using two different alphabet backgrounds from Simon Says Stamp and Hero Arts.

When presenting card sets as gifts, I like to put them in clear boxes. There is now a smaller size of clear box available which fit these smaller cards perfectly!

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If you don’t have the things needed to do foiling, you could print my other free download. This is colored… so just print on a colored printer and you are good to go!

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I enjoy making notecard sets… and it is by far one of my favorite gifts to give. It’s an inexpensive gift that comes from the heart.

FREE DOWNLOADS

Here are two free downloads. Just print, cut, and create!

If you are interested in another free teacher card download, head HERE.

RELATED LINKS

These links may be helpful…

SUPPLIES

Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated Affiliate links used at no cost to you. Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), etc.


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39 thoughts on “FREE Teacher Card Downloads + Multi-Color Foiling”

  1. I have tried this foil technique several times. I had laser copies made at Staples, Office Depot and Fed Ex(formerly Kinkos). None of them worked. I used Deco foil and my scotch cheap laminator. I tried going thru twice, tried with and without a carrier. I am really not sure what I am doing wrong. I love this foil addition to cards but I cannot invest in a laser printer or an additional laminator minc machine.

  2. Sweet! Love doing multi color foiling! It really adds so much more to the project! Thanks for the free downloads!

  3. Thanks for this fun and informative video. Wish we would have had all these great products when my kids were in school. However the techniques sure can be used for any kind of card.

  4. Thanks for the download! These cards are so cute. My husband was in the room when I watched your video and he was really impressed with the foiling! He’s asked me to try making a foiled card and he’s not usually the crafty type…

  5. Awesome cards, I am sure the teachers will appreciate…..but they might save them because they are so cute!!

  6. I love the ones with the “from the desk of Mrs. ***” …Do you by chance have suggestions or a template to create those? I’d love some guidance. I think our teachers would flip over getting those, and the kids could make them.
    Thank You so much!

  7. Thank you for showing how to multi-color foiling. My daughter loved this as did I. Again thank you for teaching my daughter how to do what you do.

  8. Thank you so very much for the free download. Love these cards. Such a great idea for a gift. And of course, the technique can be used for many different purposes. I always learn something new from your videos.

  9. These are just so sweet Jennifer. My oldest grandson starts nursery school next year and I am saving these ideas for that time. I think it’s important to show teachers that you appreciate all that they do. Thank YOU for all of the ideas.

  10. Hi Jennifer ~ Thanks so much for another wonderful video and for sharing your download. Although my kids are long grown (and done with grad school too!!), I will have fun making these for my “faux” grandchildren’s teachers. You’re such a kind and generous person….thanks for sharing. ~HUGS~

  11. Thanks Jennifer for the free downloads as well as this great video. I do have a question. I want to try foiling but I have no idea about these carrier sheets. What are they and where can I get them? Thanks

  12. These are so adorable! I’m a substitute pre-school teacher and I don’t have any children so who would I make these for? However, if I did have children or I was still in school, I would make one of these for there/my teachers. Thanks for showing us how to do it and the download. Maybe someone will make one for me?
    Check you e-mail! I sent you something that you need to see. There is a 5 year old boy with brain cancer and he loves mail. We are asked to send him some cards and fill up his mailbox. He probably doesn’t have a whole year to live so we have to hurry and do this. All the info should be in your inbox. It is such a sad story when you click on the link in the e-mail.

  13. Love the cards and foiling, wish this was around when my son was in elementary school over 20 years ago. Your videos are always great and thanks for sharing.

  14. What a sweet idea, Jennifer! I would’ve loved to have such an encouraging parent as you when I was a teacher. You really know the value of uplifting them. God bless you for that. And how thrilling to receive your beautiful creations! Thanks as always for sharing with us and for your sweet spirit.

  15. You put so much effort into making these cards. I’m sure the teachers love you to death. Thanks for the free downloads.

  16. Love these cards – they’re so super sweet! I love your videos – I always learn something new – thanks for sharing your knowledge and creativity!
    Such a great idea to give sets of note cards as gifts – it will justify me buying more craft goodies :)!

  17. So heartwarming, Jennifer! ♥ Please know how much teachers truly appreciate notes of gratitude and your gifts of handmade kindness! (I am a retired teacher.) What lovely gift card sets! Thank you so much for sharing the tip for placing the stamped image under the solid die shape. So very helpful!! Thank you for all that you share with us, dear Jennifer! ♡

  18. I love the look of the notebook page (die) but I don’t have the die so I was trying to think of a way to recreate it and I have an idea! I’m going to try using a hole punch along the edge and then snipping small sections into the holes with my scissors. Then I’ll just round the bottom corner. 🙂 Thank you for the adorable printable!

  19. You’re THE BEST Jennifer!!!
    FABULOUS cards and gift idea, WONDERFUL video too!!!
    THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing 🙂

  20. FYI, if you get toner on your minc carrier sheet, it comes off if you scrub it with a damp white magic eraser. You can also use a plain piece of typing paper to cover any toner areas without foil to prevent transfer to the carrier sheet. Loved these notecards. Thanks for sharing!

  21. Jennifer, thank you so much for sharing. I teach 3 classes of preschool, and write a lot of thank you notes, so I made this my card for this year. It was as if you knew I was in need of a spark, although you provided the whole card! Thanks again.

  22. These are so adorable. I love how you use the foil – just makes the card – pop. Thanks for all of the downloads and instructions. I will try this. Thank YOU for sharing your talent!

  23. Love the look but I need help. I am using a laser printer and laminator but the result is a speckled foil showing spots of toner here and there. The result seems to be better when the laminator has been on for about 20 mins or more but it doesn’t look anything like the results you get. I’d be grateful for any help. Jill.

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