Monday, 1 April 2013

Ahhhhh… The Inspiration!

Today at the Card a Day Blog I am starting the new theme of Teacher Appreciation!  When I think of teachers, I think of how many of them inspired me to stretch my imagination, to look at things in different ways, and to really exercise my mind.  I wanted to create a simple card that would allow the sentiment on the front to take center stage… I think it worked, do you?

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It is so simple to make this card, I know I will be making it again with other sentiments and cardstock.  I designed it in Silhouette Studio, for a simple print & cut (no time to do more cutting and layering… and wanted it super simple!).  Here is what my program looked like before doing the print and cut:

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And the pieces before final assembling:

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The card is 5 1/2 inches tall by 6 inches wide.

I cut the striped paper a scant 1/4 of an inch smaller (5 1/4 inches square) to allow the white cardstock to frame it. Then it was simply to glue the tag on, and glue the bow together and on…. Simple! 

I only wish that Studio made it simple to right click and find out the artist who I bought the shapes from… I’ve got thousands of shapes in my library, and do not have them recorded the way I should to give proper credit.  Once I get my craft room organized, I will be hopefully making my own shapes to share in SVG format for you all to enjoy!

There will be more inspiration for Teacher Appreciation tomorrow from Darla Haverstock… so make sure to visit the Card a Day Blog and join us in the April Challenge!


  1. Wow what a cool card! A sweet sentiment for a great teacher, I love the bow too

  2. Thanks Tina!
    Looking at it, you wouldn't think it was just plain paper, would you. I could just imagine how much more special it would be if I used a satin sheen paper or even vellum for the bow. So many possibilities.