Teach You Thursday: Thank You Scraps

REMINDER:  Poetry Giveaway Just for Mom ends midnight, May 3rd.  Click here for more.

As some of our readers know, we moved our studio to a new location recently and with it being spring a time of renewal we are making some changes to how ZeVin Creations markets themselves especially so we can reach our goals for 2008!  One major change we will be making is to the “Making Gifts Within A Card” blog — we are going to have more theme based posts which will still adhere to our goals of educating people of when and how to send cards! 

It is my honor to start the new post of “Teach You Thursdays” – on Thursdays I will post a mini-tutorial on how to make a card geared toward an upcoming holiday.  You know initially I was worried about showing people how to make cards BUT I realized that as we’ve grown our style has changed so I can show the basics and see what happens.  As well this will increase our audience for in these times of economic struggles you can save a little making your own simple little card.  Another neat aspect about these tutorials is that they will be GREEN focused — as some know I love keeping my scraps and make something special with them — I don’t waste anything for you can make something out of any size of paper.

With Teacher Day being May 6, I thought it would be beneficial to show you how to make a simple Thank You card using your scraps.

Step One: Gather Your Materials (Note I have enough materials to make two cards)

Materials for Teach You Thursday May 12008


  • Scrap pieces of paper that coordinate together
  •             One big size patterned paper, 2-3 pieces of small solid papers
  • Alphabet stickers (focus is to spell out Thanks or Thank You)
  • Any other embellishments you desire
  • One greeting card cut into two flat cards
  • Favorite style of adhesive
  • Scissors and paper trimmer


Step Two: Place your patterned paper down

Step One may12008    Step One May12008 Card 2

Using your adhesive you want to place the patterned paper on your flat card front in whichever style of layout you desire.  In Card 2 I’m leaving some white space on the top and bottom of the card to give some variety.

Step 3: Use coordinating smaller pieces to form a design area for your words

Step Three may12008 Card 1

As you can see, with Card 1 I took my scrap pieces and cut them into narrow strips and adhered them to the patterned paper forming a geometric design.  (I accidentally forgot to take a picture of Card 2 in this step SORRY)






Step 4: Adhere Thank You phrase to the card

Step 4 May12008 Card 1   Step 4 May12008 Card 2

I always have extra stickers floating around so using various sheets or one new sheet form your phrase.  As you see with both cards I adhered the phrase to a different piece of paper to provide distinction. 

Step 5:  Add any embellishments if you desire

Step 5 May12008 Card 2

I first apologize for the coloring of this picture(I forgot to enhance it).  But I wanted to add a butterfly to the sentiment so using some scrap paper I cut it out and adhered.  You can add any type of embellishment you desire.





So now all you have to do is Write your special message to that teacher you appreciate.  What a great way to make a Gift Within A Card — provide some appreciation to someone that has inspired you via education!

I look forward to doing our next Teach You Thursday for it will be geared for that last minute Mother’s Day gift!

Keep Making Gifts Within A Card!


REMINDER:  Poetry Giveaway Just for Mom ends midnight, May 3rd.  Click here for more.


One Response to “Teach You Thursday: Thank You Scraps”

  1. nursesnaturally Says:

    Nice card.That is a good idea to have the tutorials.

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