By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
Peg Rounds from Peg’s Crafting Corner
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.
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.
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 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.
This is what you will have at this point.
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.
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.
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!