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.

Teacher Appreciation Card

Your kids aren’t the only ones going back to school.  Teachers are underpaid, over worked and not appreciated enough.  Tell them that you understand with this Teacher Appreciation card.

When my daughter was in elementary school. I would give the teachers a gift card at Christmas.  Not one of them spent the money on themselves.  They bought things for the classroom.  This Teacher Appreciation card will tell them you understand their sacrifice.  You can use this card anytime during the year.

You will need:

        • Heavy cardstock for the base
        • scraps of cardstock
        • Pen
        • Glue
Cutting the Card

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

This card looks good with patterned paper too as long as it is a light and/or a small pattern.  I did it in pink because Cordelia’s favorite teacher is female.  The color choice is yours.  Use your imagination.

I tried to do a card band, but the way this card folds, it didn’t work.  I really liked the apple though so I glued it to the front of the card.  You can leave it out if you want.

Be careful removing the embellishments from the mat.  They tear easily.


After cutting, re-crease the folds and make sure the card works properly.  This design is called a Twisted Gatefold Card, so it folds a little skewed.

First glue the inlays in the card, being careful to avoid the folds.  Next glue the ribbons on with liquid glue.  If you use the apple piece make sure it is glued only to one side of the front of the card or the card wont open.


Your card is done!  I’m sure the teacher will love this Teacher Appreciation Card.

Small Bookmarks AKA Page Corner Bookmarks

This is the second post about making bookmarks but these are different.  These are page corner bookmarks and just as the name says they fit over the corner of the page of your book.  See the large bookmarks here.

As I said on the page with the other bookmarks, I made these and showed them to my daughter and she laughed at me.  She said “DUH mom, we don’t have books anymore.  Everything is on the computer.”  So I guess that these corner bookmarks are for readers too.  And I guess I’m just old because I had books.  Either way these are cute and easy to make. 

What you need:
        • various scraps of cardstock
        • glue
        • pen
        • the download files

These bookmarks used up a lot of my scrapbox. I tried to use a wide variety of papers.  Anything can be used.  Patterned paper would look nice too.

For the ones with drawing I used a black gel pen or on the dark bookmark I used a silver gel pen.  Using a marker you would lose to much of the detail.

BTW did you know that you can use any pen in your cricut?  Find out how here.

I combined all the small pieces to one mat.  Watch my video if you don’t know how to do that

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Look at the picture to see what goes where.  I tried to keep the stuff all together in the download file for each bookmark. Everything can attached with tape glue. For the flower be careful where you glue it so that the glue doesn’t come through the hole in the front.

Fold back at the score lines and glue the 2 back pieces together.  Do not glue the front piece.  The bookmark should slide over the corner of the page of the book like the examples below.

If you have any questions you can reach me on my  Facebook group or just email me.