Creative Challenge: 20 cards 1 stamp

May 14, 2020

Creative Challenge: 20 cards 1 stamp

As most of you who have been following me on Facebook or Instagram know, I took on a project for Teacher Appreciation Week to make 20 unique graduation cards for the kindergarten class of 2020. These cards all had to look distinctly different, given each kid's individual personality, yet have a unifying element so that when friends showed them to each other over a Zoom call, they could feel a sense of belonging to one community, one classroom. It definitely was a creative challenge, and I hope I've done this project justice. 

In the video below you can see the beginnings of this project, where I color all the stamped images. I then proceeded to die cut the colored images and then designed each card to look different.

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Here are all the cards in one snapshot. Do you have a favorite? I’m probably not supposed to have a favorite since I poured my heart and soul into each one of these, but I think I do. Hint: there’s only one in that color ;)

Graduation Cards1

Graduation cards2

Graduation cards3

Graduation cards4

I also made all the envelopes for each of these cards “from scratch.” I didn’t want the class teacher to have to use bubble envelopes to send these cards in as that would require extra postage, so I decided to use thick watercolor card stock which kept the weight of each card under one ounce, while still offering the protection they need. I then stamped the envelopes with rainbow colored sentiments on the front and a “happy mail” stamp on the back. I also included peel and stick shipping labels for the teacher (pre-filled with glitter calligraphy), so it’s one less thing for her to do.

Envelope art

Envelopes front and back 

And there you have it. It was a labor of love and I am so excited for the kids to receive these next month as we celebrate their achievements, their adaptability and their commitment to working together even during these Covid-19 times. 

Supplies

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (These are compensated affiliate links at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. As always, I was not paid to do this post and I only use products from companies I love.)

Cardstock/Paper

Tools

Stamps, Die Cuts and Embossing Folders

Embellishments





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