Thursday, August 23, 2012

Back to School Postcard


Class lists get posted this afternoon, so I can now mail off my "Welcome to Ms. Jones' Class" postcards to my new students!  I like to do this every year so that they get something special in the mail before the first day. I made these postcards by welding together images from several Cricut cartridges:  a 4 3/4" apple from Cheerful Seasons, a 4 1/4" worm from Create a Critter, and a 2" book from Recess.  They are a postcard style card, so I can just write my message on the back.


I added some fun details to make these extra cute.  The apple was run through the Cuttlebug with the Seeing Spots embossing folder.  I hid the face on the worm with my Gypsy so that I could stamp a face from the Peachy Keen Larger Critter Face Stamps, and then I added some Glossy Accents to the eyeglasses.  For the book, I stamped the pages with Papertrey Ink's Background Basics:  Farm & Barn stamp set.  To make this very subtle, I used Fine Linen Ink and stamped it onto scratch paper before stamping onto the actual cut.  The sentiment is from My Creative Time's My Teacher Rocks stamp set.

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14 comments:

Diane said...

What a thoughtful thing to do for your students! I love that face on the worm, and now I "NEED" that set! LOL

snappy scrappy said...

So darn cute...love this!! Lee-Ann :)

Kim H said...

Katie ~ Oh you know I ADORE this card! I LOVE that you used so many cartidges for this car or should I say cards! The embossing on the apple ~ I LOVE that touch! The sentiment fits PERFECTLY on the book! I have to say your students are sooooo fortunate to have you! Okay I will take one of these BEFORE Monday! Ryan starts on Monday! As always you ROCK!

Sherry said...

What an adorable post card. You really did a lot of work to make these special for your students. I love them. TFS
Sherry

liz at liz's paper loft said...

oooh katie this is so cute!!!

D- said...

That is adoreable. TFS.
I'm going to make a larger one of them for my wecome back door. Love it!
dmcardmaker (at AOL0

Carina (PaperJunky) said...

This is such a cute card

Glora said...

You are just the best teacher! I love when teacher's do something like this. My daughter received a (non-home made) postcard in the mail this year. And although it wasn't as cute as yours are I was just glad that her teacher sent something. It made her SO excited to go back to school. Beautiful job on these. Hugs- Glora

Deb said...

Adorable card and cute way to welcome your students back.

Creative M said...

LOl...So adorable!Too Cute!

Jennifer said...

Oh, your students will love these, Katie!!! :) How thoughtful! And I love all the special details.

Thanks so much for sharing!

Crafty hugs,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Linda Kaiser said...

Katie,these will be so treasured by your students! Adorable!

Nancy said...

Katie, can't I be in your class huh huh? I loved going back to school after what seemed a looong summer vacation and would have loved having a teacher like you. Your postcards are absolutely beautiful and your class will be so happy to receive them.

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Your wonderful Back To School project will be showcased at Fantabulous Friday at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog this week. Hope you can stop by.