Apple Honeycomb Shaped Card: An Apple for the Teacher

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Peg Rounds from Peg’s Crafting Corner

Apple Honeycomb Card for Back to School. - ThinkCrafts.com

It’s back to school time again!   Start the year off right for all of the teachers you know with this honeycomb shaped apple card.  The 3-d apple with the honeycomb technique takes just minutes to make and adds an eye catching embellishment to this card.

Begin by creating a 5” x 7” card base from the beige marbled card stock (Super Value Pack) and lay it aside.

Hearts

Punch some hearts using the Martha Stewart Heart punch (I punched 25, but only used 9) from the Red Floral/Antique Dots patterned paper by Simple Stories.    NOTE:  You can also use a die and die cut machine for the hearts.

 Stack Hearts

Once you have the hearts punched, stack a few of them together and cut off the tip of the heart with a pair of scissors (the Martha Stewart All Purpose Scissors worked well to cut through the layers) as shown in the picture.

Score

Score all of the hearts with a scoring board (Martha Stewart Scoring Board) making sure that you score 2 of the hearts so that the Red Floral pattern paper is to the top.  This will create the outside of the apple and give your card some color.

Folded Hearts

This is what you will have at this point.

Start Gluing

Fold the hearts in half and run a small amount of tape from a tape runner on one side of each heart and then stack them to adhere them together.  Be sure that the hearts are stacked evenly and the sides meet.  Start with one of the Red Floral hearts and end with one, too.

Cut with a paper trimmer, (Tonic V-Blade Trimmer) a piece of the Notebook patterned paper by Simple Stories that measures 4 ¾” x 6 ¼” and adhere it to the front of the card base.

Circle Die

Center the die (Spellbinders Circle die) on the front of the card and run it through a die cut machine.

Two Dies

Take a piece of the card stock that you used to make the card base and place 2 consecutive size dies on it and run it through the die cut machine.  This will create the frame to finish off the edges of the circle that you just cut into the front of the card.

Frame Honeycomb

Adhere the frame around the circle.  Create a stem and punch a small leaf from green card stock and adhere them behind the apple.

Using a pencil, lightly write the words on the card using the notebook lines as a guide.   Go over each letter using a marker and add decorative lines to the letters as seen in the picture above.    On the inside of the card to finish it off, write your choice of either “my teacher”, “ the teacher” or write the name of your child’s teacher in to personalize it.

Ink the card edges with an ink pad.  This step is optional, but can add even more color to your card.

Start the school year off right and show your appreciation to your child’s teacher.  Create one for each of the teachers your child has this year and even those from past years.  Bring a smile to his or her face and your child’s, too, with this great honeycomb apple shaped card!

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About Peg

Peg Rounds lives in East Moline, Illinois with her husband and best friend, Kevin and their son Josh and 2 dogs. She was an elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom, and later a home school mom. Over the years, she designed cakes on the side and went to school to become a certified chocolatier. She always has loved to craft since she was young and it was something that she wanted to be doing, but set it aside due to her busy life. After 15 years of doing cakes she decided it was time to stop and focus more on her family. She began doing layouts, then cards and it went from there. Before she knew it, next to spending time with her family, she spent every free moment creating something and blogging about it. One thing led to another and here she is today! Check out Peg's blog, Peg's Crafting Corner to see what else she has been up to!

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