Another Teacher Appreciation Card

It is back to school time and teachers need to know they are important too.  Show your childs Teacher appreciation for all they do with this card and add a little humor to their day.

I made this corner stand up card with some old paper I had laying around but the rainbows worked out beautiful.  It was just regular printer paper. Just goes to show that you can use anything when making cards.  I moved the parts around the mat to get the parts of the paper I wanted.

You will need:

        • Heavy cardstock for the base
        • patterned paper
        • Pen
        • Glue
Cutting the File

The cricut will do all the writing.  I used a black gel pen.

To line up where on the page to cut your parts so that you get the effect you want is easy.  I wanted the rainbow from my paper. To do this you need to print or cut the design out of plain paper.  

Rainbow paper
The paper I wanted
The parts I wanted to cut
Parts to cut

Then lay them over the patterned paper where you want.  Measure from the top corner where you placed your parts.  Then when you go to cut on the patterned paper move the parts to where they are on your pattern.  For instance if you want the rainbows arrange the parts on your paper and then make the mat look like the pattern.

Parts lined up where I wanted to cut them
Parts Lined up

When the cutting is finished, re-crease the lines and make sure the card folds properly.  Glue all the embellishments in the proper place.  Fold the empty square under the other square and glue it lightly.

I never figured out how to put this card in an envelope so that the reciepient would understand how to put it together so I guess I will have to give it to Cordelia’s Teacher assembled.  It does fit in a square envelope though if you can figure it out.  And if you do please tell me.

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