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Simon Says Stamp - Layered Apples Teacher Card

Hello Lovelies! More often than not when looking at a new release, I always gravitate to the stencils, and it's even better when the stencils have layers!

Back to school time is just around the corner in Georgia, so I've made a little Teacher card with this adorable Layered Apples stencil set from the Just A Note release. Teachers deserve all the hugs for everything they do and this is just the smallest way to say we appreciate it.

I must confess, my Distress Ink reds are still my favorites, the colors are so lush and rich and perfect for this project!

Let's take a look at the key supplies.

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YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE CARD - Stenciling, Glossy Accents and Fussy -Cutting

Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2

Stenciled Layer: 3 1/4' x 4 1/2"


Distress Inks in da house!!! - Barn Door, Lumberjack Plaid, Aged Mahogany, Mowed Lawn and Gathered Twigs

  • Secure the Layered Apple Stencil to the your craft surface with painter's tape

  • The Stencil has 4 layers:

    • Whole Apple - Barn Door

    • Partial Apple - Lumberjack Plaid with a little Aged Mahogany towards the base of the apple

    • Apple Leaf - Mowed Green (not shown below)

    • Apple Stem - Gathered Twigs

Here is the completed Layered Apples stenciled background. Take a last look before we cut it up for our card!

  • Trim the stenciled background to 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"

  • Fussy-cut one of the apples from the left-over section of the background; cover the apple, stem, and leaf in Glossy Accents. Set aside to dry.

  • Trim the "You Have Made a Difference" Reverse Teacher Sentiment Strip

  • Use the Teacher die to die-cut Black Glossy Cardstock. Die-cut the outline out of white cardstock. Adhere the word to the outline.

  • Emboss a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Kraft Cardstock with the Gradient Dot Embossing Folder

  • Adhere the embossed cardstock to a card base; pop up the stenciled background with foam tape and then adhere the remaining die-cuts, sentiments and embellishments to finish


How can you not love this stencil?

The Glossy Accents makes the apple look even more yummy, though I am going to have to work harder to get the bubbles out next time!

Though the Gradient Dot embossing its subtle, somehow it makes a big difference.

A simple card that comes together nicely for your favorite teachers.


Now I am suddenly feeling the urge to rainbow this....


Lovelies, I am having a lot of fun not overthinking my card-making lately, so I hope that you liked this simple card and will give it a whirl.

Happy Crafting!



I listed the products that I have used below. Please note that these are compensated affiliate links, used at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support. All stamps used today were part of my Just A Note maker package from Simon Says Stamp. Click on the icons below each product picture to shop with


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