Saying Thank You to the Teachers

Well, that’s a wrap folks! Grade 3 and 6 are done!

Okay, technically they have to go to school tomorrow for the Grade 7 Graduation Assembly and to pick up their report cards, but as of about 10:30AM they are all done until September.

So today it was all about delivering these bad boys.

Thank You Cards for Teachers by Alison Day

Since the teachers in my youngest daughter’s class job share, we have already delivered one of these thank you cards to her Monday/Tuesday teacher along with a gift card for her to enjoy over the summer. I also take photos of my girls with their teachers at the  beginning and again at the end of the year so that’s been done too.

On Monday my middle daughter’s class had their recognition Awards Assembly (a new format that is, IMHO a total joke! but that’s a rant that does not belong in a post about thanking the teachers at an otherwise amazing school!) I took the opportunity to take a photo of her with one of her teachers then.

Two down, two to go!

If you follow me on Instagram then you already saw these but I felt they bared repeating.

single thank you card for teacher by Alison Day

I quite often use my Silhouette Cameo to cut images for cards when I am making something specific. Apples and teachers go hand in hand, and an apple on top of a stack of books? Yes please! In case you have never put together a layered cut file, here’s how the card breaks down:

– Card base of my standard heavy weight card stock cut to 4.25″ x 11.5″ and scored in half to create a top folding portrait orientation card

– A piece of patterned paper cut to 4 3/16″ x 5 7/16″ (the ones for these cards were taken from a Pebbles 6×6 paper pad from my stash – specifically, the Happy Day collection)

– A tag cut with my Silhouette and stamped by hand. This cut file actually had the words “thank you” along the bottom but my machine tends to not like to cut those intricate patterns cleanly and I didn’t feel like fussing too much so I just deleted it from the file and found a ‘thank you’ stamp instead. You could easily substitute any office tag if you didn’t want to use your Silhouette for this step.

– finally, the layered image. This involves four cut files – 1) white “pages” – essentially the full silhouette of the image; 2) brown book covers; 3) green leaf; and 4) the red apple. And yes, I glued the leaf on first because I did it the other way around with my first card (apple first then leaf) and found that I needed to tuck the leaf under the apple a tiny bit and it was tough as that leaf is so small!

– My last step was to add a little bit of Glossy Accents into that “shine” bit on the apple. The white card stock was showing through there and I felt if I filled it with glossy accents, the idea that it was the light catching it, would be more obvious. I toyed with other accents like  enamel dots, twine, and apple puffy stickers but nothing was working for me so I left it fairly un-embellished.

How do you thank the teachers in your kids lives? I’d love to see your projects. Feel free to leave a link in the comments so I can check out your work!

And have a fantastic rest of your week.



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