Card Making · Encouragement · Teachers

For Those Who Teach: Homemade Cards for Educators

Homemade using upcycled magazines, glue, scissors and foam tape.

Are you looking for cards that show appreciation for the educators in your life? Do you have a magazines laying around? How about crafting these homemade cards. All you need are magazines, any scrap or craft paper, scissors and glue! In many ways, you are making a collage out of images and putting it on or inside a card.

Inside of homemade card with "the next generation" and red apple.

Our previous cards have all been made on cardstock and craft paper. These cards are a great way to use those old magazines you have laying around. You can get your kids involved by cutting out images and words that inspire or remind them of their teachers. We also used foam tapes to add make certain elements “pop” on the front of one card.

Homemade card with phrase "the world needs teachers" and globe of the world
ABCs chalk board

For a chalkboard impression, we used black craft paper and outlined our up-cycled magazine images with a white ink “Gelly Roll 10” pen by Sakura. We used this pen because it does not run and creates vivid lines. It’s the perfect pen to write on a dark or black background. We have been constantly reaching for it since we purchased it! We used the same white ink pen on the inside of the card in order to write a special message to our teacher.

Front of card with "every day brave" phrase and banner lettering with gem stones

We wanted to remind our teachers that we appreciate them for being amazing educators in the lives of all kids and and taking on each day with with grace. So don’t be afraid to show that appreciation and add a little sparkle and bling.

Back of card featuring hand lettering using a brush pen

Whether you are virtual or in the classroom, any day is a good day to write a handmade thank you card to those educators in your life.

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