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Best Teacher Ever – birthday card for teacher

Hi crafty friends! :-) I have been keeping myself busy creating a little something every day this past week in spirit of the 30-day-coloring-challenge. I’m still making cards out of all the coloring I did, so those will come later. For today I’m sharing a Best Teacher card that we made for my older princess’s teacher.

I used several different stamp sets from several different companies and also some dies. This card has lot of color, shimmer and layers. It was a little out of my comfort zone, because I am usually making cards with floral designs and pink-blue-green colors. This card does not have any of those, but I love how it turned out. Hope you will like it too :-)

Best teacher card

The background for this card got created when I was playing with SSS My Stars stamp set. I was randomly stamping with some distress and some SSS die inks on an off white card stock from my stash. I liked how it turned out, so I decided to use it for my card here.

I wanted an element of shine / shimmer so I heat embossed a piece of white card stock (also from my stash) using Martha Stewart gold embossing powder and die cut stars out of it. I used matching stars die for cutting these stars. I also cut out a small strip of the same paper to add on one side. I learned this trick from Carissa Wiley of Sprinkled with glitter. I like how it adds a little bit of extra interest. {Do visit her blog and leave her some love!}

As the focal point, I took a couple papers from Authentique Classique Beauty 6×6 paper pad and die cut a layered tag using My Favorite Things Tag Builder Blueprints 5 tags.

Next I did some more stamping using Lil Inker Designs’ Teacher Talk stamp set. I love this stamp set for teacher related sentiments and also some of the ones that I can use for non-teacher cards. I can see myself using these on several different occassions.


I stamped the words “A+”, “best ever” and “#1” on the tag. I also temporarily adhered the tag where I wanted it to be and stamped the large “teacher” word on one of its side.

Finally I added some ribbon + golden floss on the tag and foam mounted it on the card. I also spread out my little golden stars around the card and adhered them in place.

best teacher card 1

For her birthday, we gave her this card, with my older one’s handwritten message inside and a gift card to Barnes & Noble. She was very happy and it made my day to see her love our card + gift! :-)

Hope you like it too and feel inspired to try something like this!

Supplies List

For your convenience, I am sharing links to the supplies I’ve used for these cards – click on the picture or link to go directly to the product. Wherever available, I have used affiliate links, which means when you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support in running this blog!

Happy creating, ~Varada

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