Tag Archives: Avery Elle

Back to School Teacher Appreciation Cards and Banner

Well hello everyone! And welcome back to my blog. I’m here today with a lovely back to school teacher appreciation project for you.

My kids started school again today after a lovely long summer break. (They are getting so big! Which means I must be getting older too… Eek!) So last week, just in time, I started thinking of this year’s “back-to-school” projects for their teachers. Teachers play such an fundamental part in our kids’ lives and development, they should never go unacknowledged!

So yesterday afternoon we popped into the supermarket to pick-up a pack of apples, and this morning we handed them over to their teachers and TAs, along with these cute little apple shaped cards. My daughter was so excited to play my assistant in handing these over, she was so cute! We also had a banner for one of the teachers, which I failed to photograph when I finished it late last night. So here is a picture of the banner I made last year for another teacher.

And for those of you who might be curious, here it is in the making on a rare “behind the scenes” snap of my craft room:

I’m hoping the cards and banners will be a reminder to all our lovely teachers and TAs of how much parents do appreciate their effort and hard work, how we are grateful to them for their healing hugs and kisses when we can’t be there to deliver them ourselves, and how we thank them everyday for having chosen to make the world a better place through all their hard work.

I used mostly Lawn Fawn products to create thes projects: Cilantro, Kraft, Chili Pepper and Sticky Note cardstock; their Stitched Woodgrain Backdrop Die; as well as their Outside-In Stitched Apple Stackable Die and their Stitched Apple Frame Die. The sentiment is from a retired Avery Elle Set called Little Minds on which I performed some stamp surgery. For the letters on the banner, I believe I used my Heffy Doodle Stitched Alphabetters Die set.

Here’s wishing you all a lovely 2019-2020 school year! Until next time…

Australian Holidays Card – Bastel-Traum Challenge #69

Hello Crafty Friends! And welcome back to another one of our monthly challenges, where you can play with us for a chance to win a 15 chf certificate to the Bastel Traum Online Shop (they ship worldwide!) This month’s challenge will run until 15 October 2018 at 8:45 am GMT+2 and the subject this month is: “Journey/Vacation”.

The card I created for today’s post will be for my office mate. She’s Australian and she will be heading back home for the holidays at the end of 2018. So I decided to make her a thank you for all your work and happy holiday card using the cute Australian-themed “G’day Mate” stamp and die set by Ellen Hutson and Avery Elle.

The sub-sentiment “Take it easy” is from the “Hang in there” stamp set by Lawn Fawn and I used the “Stitched Alphabet DIE-namics” by MFT to spell out “ENJOY”.

I created that stitched circle window in the middle of the card using my Lawn Fawn “Outside In Stitched Circle Stackable” dies and I added stitching to the edges of my card panel using a wonky stitches die (there are a few out there, mine is by Avery Elle).

That’s it for today! If you decide to play along with us, make sure to tag us on social media and link your holiday/travel themed creations over at the Bastel Traum Challenge blog. Until next time… happy trails!


Bubblegum Thank You Card {Lawn Fawn}

Hello again and welcome to my new website and blog! I do hope you like this new website design and that you’ll subscribe under “Follow by email” (on the right) to stay up-to-date on new blog posts and YouTube videos.

Today’s card is a shout-out to my friend Christina, the artist behind Bubblegum Paper. Christina is a super talented card-maker and if you haven’t checked out her blog and YouTube channel yet, I encourage you to do so! Before I started “vlogging”, I got in touch with Christina and she was kind enough to share a bunch of very useful tips with me. So today’s post is my way of saying “Thanks Christina. I think you’re “wicked awesome” and I will be forever grateful for your help.

Below is the link to the YouTube video where you can watch the entire creative process in just over five minutes. Enjoy!

And here’s what you’ll need to recreate this card: