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Aug 25, 2009

Teacher Tuesday

No, this is not going to be a routine thing, it was just a catchy title.  :) 

Today, I am showing you 2 more teacher-themed cards I made this past weekend. 

These apple are very fun to paper piece because the image is very smooth and easy to cut out.  I thought it would be fun to have apples patterned with unconventional pattern types: pencils, scan-tron and ledger.
Again, I colored the black and white ruffled ribbon with my E50 Copic marker (RIP) to make the ribbon black and ivory instead.  Again, the design is pretty simple and clean (with the exception of the "skirt", but I am attempting to make some cards that would be fitting for a male or female teacher. 
The inside was finished off with a simple sentiment:
Ink: PTI black, chamomile distressing ink PTI
Paper: ivory PTI, black PTI, Cosmo Cricket The Boyfriend
Accessories: black brads, red line dimensionals, ruffled ribbon, Copic markers
The next card is pretty simple and mostly focuses on the super cute pencil patterned paper (LOVE that stuff):
I finished off the inside with some super-simple stamping and a simple strip of patterned paper:
One fun thing to mention about this card is the yellow ribbon.  It wasn't *quite* the right color.  It was a little on the bright, sunny color side and I needed it to be a little muted like the pencils.  The theme of the weekend was using my Copic markers on ribbon, so I decided to color the yellow ribbon with my E51 Copic marker to mute it a little and it worked perfectly.  The ribbon became the same exact color as the patterned paper.  Success!!!  :)
Ink: PTI black, saffron
Paper: PTI ivory, PTI black, Cosmo Cricket The Boyfriend
Accessories: red line dimensionals, black brads, ric rac grosgrain, EK edge punch, Copic markers
The teacher card series is over (for now).  Tomorrow will bring an MFTeaser using this month's VIP stamp set!  See you tomorrow!  :) 


  1. Love these! You're a sweet mom, sure one the teachers will appreciate!

  2. Fab teacher cards! Love your ribbon skirt on the first one and your paper pieced apples!
    You are brilliant! Colouring that ribbon to match was awesome! Clean and crisp looking cards!

  3. Both are so cute Jody!!

  4. Fabulous cards! I love that ruffled ribbon on your first card and the paper pieced apples are so fun.

  5. Oh what lucky teachers....I love the apples and have done this as a theme before but you have used the paper really well to bring them to life. Also love the ribbon! I have used black and white gingham for some christmas's so versatile.

  6. Oooh! I'm LOVING all of these teachers' cards! How perfect!

  7. These are both fabulous Jody!!

  8. I love these, too! that apple card is adorable, love how you pieced them up. fun teacher stuff!


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