Monday, June 08, 2009

KIT GIVEAWAY! - "Thank You Teacher" Cards

I was browsing in Marks & Spencer last week and what did I spy only the cutest pack of wrapping paper for the bargain price of only €1.00.  It's printed all over with "Thank You" in a really cool schoolkid-like style so I thought it would make a really nice (and cheap!) backing paper for some Thank You Teacher cards which I was planning on making!  Now, I normally buy stuff and then never get around to making anything with it, but this time the paper was just so yummy I couldn't wait to match it with some cardstock and start playing!

Thank You Teacher Cards

The "Thank You's" are printed in a variety of bold colours but the ones that stood out for me were the green, red and orange so I chose cardstock to match those particular colours.  I used some 135mm x 135mm blank white cards, cut the cardstock to 135mm x 135mm, cut the backing paper to 130mm x 130mm and then stuck one on top of the other.

The red is Bazzill Red Devil, the green is ColorCore Kelly Green and the orange is Bazzill Orange:

Thank You Teacher RedThank You Teacher GreenThank You Teacher Orange

I used some Cuttlebug hearts and tags dies to cut out the embellishments and then printed the teacher and student name on some white cardstock.  The hearts are inked with white ink (on the red and green cards) and with light blue (on the orange card) and then given a highlight with a Ranger Inkssentials Opaque White Pen.  Finally with a felt tip black pen, draw some double parallel lines around the card, freehand (don't use a ruler - freehand adds to the effect!) and you're done!

The good news is, we have two kits to give away to some lucky winners.  HOW TO WIN:  Simply become a follower of the blog, post a comment below and we'll pick two random winners from the entries.  In the kit you'll get white card blanks and envelopes, enough pre-cut cardstock, backing papers and ready cut embellies to make three cards, plus you'll also get a fabby Ranger Inkssentials Opaque White Pen.

Best of luck!


Sandie said...

Great cards Annamarie. So simple, yet they work brilliantly. Love the hearts and tags :)

CoCo said...

Fab cards Anna-marie. You're the first blog I ever followed too!

Audrey said...

fab cards Annamarie!

Karva said...

These are fantastic, love the funky font and bright colours :)

Annamarie said...

Thanks for the comments guys! I've put all your names in and it came back with the numbers 1 and 2 so Sandie and Coco, card kits are on their way in time to get your cards done before end of school!

Sandie said...

Got mine today :) They are gorgeous IRL. That's DS's three teachers taken care of!!

Thanks Annamarie!!

jilliarc said...

What a great idea - and as you said cheap too!! Just what everyone wants these days! I must look more closely at wrapping paper from now on.

Ali said...

They are super, Annamarie. So cute and so TOTALLY perfect for a teacher :-). Love finding bargains. It saves on using all that precious too-good-to-cut-into cardstock that we all have, LOL.