Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Week

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week! Teachers come in many forms: there are the obvious educators in classrooms across America, then there mothers and fathers, friends, spouses, co-workers, and bosses that are teachers. This week, let's thank all kinds of teachers with these great cards & gift ideas from our design team. They are sure to make anyone feel appreciated!

Up first are two cards by the talented Kelley Eubanks. Kelley's work is so clean and simple, so perfectly executed and well-crafted. I just love it! The first card, she's stamped from PSA Super Star, a set that often gets over looked. She's stamped over and over again using the same ink color to create patterned paper. I love how the stamps fade into the background on this, and then the "Teacher Approved" pops out!

In this next card, she's used Twinery Twine and the A+ stamp from PSA Super Star in different ink colors to create this "have a great day" card. Write a note thanking your child's teacher inside and you are sure to put a smile on the teachers face!

Our old design team member, Julia Aston created these two great gift ideas last season. The "Teacher" notepad/post it holder is perfect – the primary colors are very appropriate for a teacher.

Julia also created a tin of magnets using PSA Superstar. I love how she's colored the stamps up, and used different papers on each. So each magnet is special and unique. You can tell she put a lot of work into this!

Are you doing anything for Teacher Appreciation Week?

Supply spotlight:
  1. Teacher Approved Card: Stamps - Super Star from PSA Essentials, Paper - Kraft, Vintage Cream and Scarlet Jewel by Papertrey, Ink - Black and Cabernet by PSA Essentials, Jenni Bowlin Brown Sugar by Ranger, Vintage Photo Distress by Ranger, Other - Stampin' Up corner rounder and dimensionals, Marvy and EK Success circle punches, May Arts Natural String, Doodlebug Jewel
  2. A Plus Card: Stamps - Super Star by PSA Essentials, sentiment from Handwritten Notes by Papertrey, Paper - Real Red by Stampin' Up, White by Papertrey, Ink - Jenni Bowlin Fountain Pen by Ranger, L'Amour Red, Orangerie, Paris Lights, Landscape, and Reflection Blue by Superior, Other - Lilac Twine by The Twinery, Stampin Up dimensionals
  3. & 4: PSA Stamps: PSA Rocket & Hello Kitty School Days


  1. These are darling! I really love the magnets, what a really cute idea.

  2. What super projects, I give them an A+

  3. Very cute! What wonderful ideas!

  4. I'm not in need of teacher gifts anymore, but those are adorable. Your newest follower sent over from SwankyPress