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Hi Friends!

We’re nearing the end of Summer and heading into the new school year! It's always fun to plan our back to school gifts for our teachers! After the year we had last year, our teachers deserve the best!

Today, we are going to make a special card using a variety of colored cardstock paper along with some fun die cuts. First, let’s gather up our crafting supplies.

SUPPLIES:


School Supplies card supplies


Let’s get started!


First I am going to run my dies through my Big Shot machine. Any die cutting machine will work.


die cutting pieces for school supplies card

If you don’t have the exact set, you can also find some of these images on Design Space or another program. Here are some examples: pencil (M45BD4), clipboard (M397EE), scissors (M2627FD54), and paper clips (MEFA24). 


school supplies files in Cricut Design Space


Here are my cut pieces. The colors for each piece are:

  • Clipboard: Oatmeal base and Silver Mirror
  • Scissors: Sirio Ultra Black handles and Silver Mirror blades
  • Pencil: Gialloro pencil shaft, China White tip, Sirio Ultra Black lead, Silver Mirror metal casing, Candy Pink eraser
  • Paper Clip: Silver Mirror
  • Letters: Red Hot, Orange Fizz, Lemon Drop, Iris, and Gumdrop Green

die cut pieces for school supplies card


Next, I’m going to cut different strips of colored cardstock paper with my paper cutter. This will be for the background of the card. I cut my strips in Red Hot, Orange Fizz, Lemon Drop, Gumdrop Green, Iris, and Sweet Tooth White.

cut paper strips for school supplies card
Now let’s assemble! Begin by taking your adhesive and gluing your strips of paper onto a Sweet Tooth A2 card base at an angle as detailed in the video below:

 

 
Next, let’s assemble the clipboard, pencil and scissors.

 

finished school supplies on front of card


Once the clipboard and corresponding pieces are assembled, adhere it to the card using foam tape to make it POP!
 

attaching clip board to card base with foam tape


Now that you have your clipboard attached, it's time to attach the letters. I like puns, so I cut out some letters with my Cricut and made it say "you rule!"


attaching letters to the front of the card


Add a message to your teacher inside the card and you’re done! 

 

finished You Rule school supplies teacher card

 
Now you are ready to spoil your new teachers with a custom thank-you card!

Thanks for hanging out and I can’t wait to see what you create for your teachers! Share your creations with us on our Instagram or Facebook page, and use #cardstockwarehouse for a chance to be featured on our page!

Thank you for following along!

Kayla from HoneyBee Paper Co

ETSY: HoneyBee Paper Co.

INSTAGRAM: @honeybeepaperco_

 


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