3 Teacher Tag Ideas

Hey everyone! Can you believe in just a bit it will be BACK TO SCHOOL!! It seems like summer has just started and already we are back to school shoe and clothes shopping, ordering new backpacks and lunch boxes, and gathering all the supplies. So crazy! But one bonus of back to school is I get to pull out all of my school/teacher themed stamps and make some fun tags and cards.

Today, I am sharing three different teacher “thank you” tags that are perfect to attach to a little gift and each one has a little “pun”. Watch the full video tutorial down below for all the details!!

My first tag is probably my favorite! I first die cut two zig zag circle dies from white card stock and one from a light blue/teal cardstock. One white circle I stamped the “Thanks for making me a smart cookie” sentiment and on the other I sponged the edges with brown dye ink. These two circles I glued back to back and after punching a hole at the top, added a piece of twine.

With the base done, it was time to work on the icing. I used the blue circle and cut (with scissors) inside the stitching. And I cut “wonky”. I also sponged these edges for added depth. The final touch was adding the sprinkles! This took some time, but was well worth the effort!

My second tag is a lot of fun and so easy to make! Using a “homemade” stencil I very lightly ink blended on clouds to my homemade tag. I should mention that I cut this tag with my paper, and it’s super easy to do so. You start with a rectangle and mark the center at the top of the rectangle. Then mark about an inch down on both sides. Line up the side mark and the top center mark in your paper trimmer and cut! All that you need to do is punch in a hole and you’re good to go!

Ok, back to the decorating. After ink blending the clouds, I stamped the “BEE” sentiment on the tag and also on scrap paper. I quickly colored in and fussy cut the little bee from the scrap paper so I could pop it up for added dimension on the main tag. Finally, I added a few die cut clouds to the tag for a bit more interest. And to add even more to the clouds, I die cut them from Deco Foil Flock sheets!

The third and final tag I made requires the least supplies. I started by stamping and then masking a sentiment in the center of another “homemade” tag. Then, with the apple stamp, I created a quick background. I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink so I could color with my alcohol markers and not worry about any bleeding.

After quickly coloring the apples, I knew I needed to cover the back of this tag. As you know alcohol markers bleed through the paper, so the back wasn’t that pretty! I added a quick kraft mat and twine to finish this tag off!


I hope you all enjoyed today’s tutorial and a look at these three different and fun teacher thank you tags! If you are interested in any of the supplies I used today, you can find them all listed and linked down below. Happy Crafting!!


Cardstock Patterned Backgrounds

All  month long Joy Clair Stamps has been partnering up with Bazzill cardstock. I have to admit, there are sometimes when collaborations are harder for me and don’t really fit into my style. This collab was NOT one of those times. I use Bazzill cardstock on a regular basis and LOVE it!! What this collaboration did inspire me to do was think outside the box in using my cardstock and make the cards I made today! These cardstock patterned backgrounds are so easy and quick, but they’re a great way to use up any cardstock, including scraps, that you have on hand! Be sure to watch the video tutorial below for all the details!


Each of these backgrounds uses the same colors of cardstock and are put together in the same way, it’s just about HOW you position them that makes all the difference. I started these cards by cutting five different colors of card stock from the Bazzill Basics line into A2 size and then from there I cut them into strips. There were no measurements, I just started cutting some thinner strips, some thicker and some in between!

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You can use liquid adhesive to adhere these cardstock strips down, but I like to cover my panel in double sided adhesive. I use sheets from Scrapbook.com, but you could also use a tape runner or like I said use liquid adhesive and adhere each strip individually. This step is where you really get to have fun and play around! There are so many different patterns you could make! I made three different backgrounds today, and be sure to watch the video above for all the details on how I put each one together!

These backgrounds were so bright and colorful I knew they were perfect to pair with the new No Probllama Stamp Set. I stamped three of the llamas and colored each one. After fussy cutting my colored images I popped them up with dimensional adhesive onto the backgrounds. And after adding the panels onto card bases I popped on sentiment strips to finish off the cards!

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I hope you all enjoyed today’s video tutorial! If you are interested in any of the supplies I used on my cards today, you can find them all linked down below! Until next time, Happy Crafting!!


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An Ombre Stenciled Background

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, but I do not have another Valentine’s Day card to share with you today. My card today is sort of an Anti-Valentine’s Day Card. I think this new set, called #single, from Joy Clair Stamps is just genius! This set is just perfect for those single people in your life or maybe for a Galentine’s Day celebration!! I have a super fun card to share with you today using this new #single Stamp Set and also a fun ombre stenciled background! Be sure to watch the video tutorial down below for all the details!



The background on this card is super easy to do! For the ombre, you really need three, or more shades, of one color of ink. I like to put my stencil down and then start with the lightest shade and blend it through the entire stencil. Then, with my mid tone I start from the top and go about two thirds of the way down and finally with the darkest shade I again start at the top and go only about one third of the way down the cardstock. For this card I blended directly onto the card base and used my oval blending brushes. I reviewed the blending brushes recently, you can find that HERE.

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The remainder of the outside of this card was super easy to finish, too! Be sure to watch the video tutorial above for all the details!!

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The inside of this card was so easy to finish, but I always like to bring a little something to the inside as well! I used the “Who cares about Valentine’s Day” sentiment and stamped it quickly on the inside for a super simple finished card!

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I hope you all enjoyed the video tutorial today! It was such a fun and different card to make! If you are interested in any of the supplies that I used on my card today, you can find them all listed and linked down below! Until next time, Happy Crafting!!


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New Release with Joy Clair Stamps – Featuring Reckless Love

Have you been following along the past few days as Joy Clair Stamps shares their new release?? Well today is the last day and I am super excited to share one of my very favorite new additions to the Color by Faith line, “Reckless Love”. This new stamp set is based on the very popular song, which I happen to love, and has some amazing accent stamps to create gorgeous Bible journaling pages or cards like I’ve done today. To see how I put together my card and bookmark today, watch the video tutorial down below!!


This card is a very simple project! I started by stamping the background, using the flower and other accents stamps included in the Reckless Love stamp set. I stamped the images in Memento Tuxedo Black ink so I could quickly move onto coloring in the images with my alcohol markers. You could use ANY coloring medium here, I just wanted the vibrancy that alcohol markers give me!

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To finish the front of the card I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I added a frame and another layer of vellum, for a littler more opacity, and attached it to the panel and the panel onto an A2 card base. Finally, I added a few clear jewels for a nice sparkly finish!

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The inside of the card I kept SUPER simple and only used one stamp from the Reckless Love stamp set. I stamped the little sheep’s behind in Nocturne Versafine Clair ink and that finished the entire card! I also made a quick bookmark to accompany this card. Be sure to watch all the details above, in the video tutorial!

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Don’t forget to hop along with the entire design team today and leave a comment on each stop, as well! There is a prize to be won and tons of inspiration along the way!! Here’s the list so you can either keep hopping, or start at the beginning so you can enter yourself into the giveaway for today!!!

Joy Clair Blog

Jessica Kaiser

Lindsay Adreon

Angie Cimbalo

Ceal Pritchett

Donna Green Idlet


I hope you all enjoyed today’s tutorial and if you are interested in any of the supplies I used today, you will find them all listed and linked down below! Until next time, Happy Crafting!!


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New Release with Joy Clair Stamps – Featuring I Think You’re S’Whale

I have a VERY exciting blog post and video tutorial for you today!! Today is day of the Joy Clair Stamps new release reveal!! This release is packed full with with 13 new stamps sets, but this year we are doing something a little bit differently for each release. Instead of bombarding you with all of the sets on one day, we are splitting up the features each day to show you more inspiration with each set. I am super excited about this new approach and also for the set I get to share with you today!! It’s called “I Think You’re S’Whale” and it is soooo much fun; I especially love the sentiments in this set! To see how I put my card together today, you can watch the video tutorial down below!!


The first part of creating this card was to make the striped background. I used masking tape and my paper trimmer to quickly make all different widths of tape to create a fun background that I then ink blended over to add color and create those stripes. Super simple!

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I complete the outside of the card I did a bit of coloring, with my alcohol markers, on all of the images included in the “I Think You’re S’Whale” set and fussy each one, as well.  I also did quite a bit of die cutting to create a circular scene on the front of the card. Be sure to watch the video above to see all the details on creating that scene and also the flag banner sentiment!

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The outside of the card is always what I focus on when creating my cards, but I do like to dress up the inside as well! I knew EXACTLY the sentiment I wanted to go with!! As I was looking over the new sets that were coming out, I seen this sentiment and literally laughed out loud!! I couldn’t wait to use it on a card for my husband and our sometimes crude humor!!

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Be sure to hop along with all of the designers today! We are featuring four new sets today and there are so many wonderful projects!! And don’t forget to keep checking back over the next few days as we feature more of the new sets that Joy Clair is releasing!!

Martha Lucia Gomez

Helen Gullet

Betz Golden

Karen Letchworth

Lindsay Adreon

Connie Hyde Mercer

Ceal Pritchett

Kerry Urbatch

We will be picking one winner for each day of the release – a total of four lucky commenters! So be sure to leave a little love at each stop along the way!!

If you are interested in any of the supplies I used on my card today, you can find them all linked down below! Until next time, Happy Crafting!!


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