Back To School with Silhouette

Hi!  Hard to believe that summer is almost over (boo-hoo) and school is starting back up all over the country.  I know that some of you have been in session for a week or two now — but here in Northern Virginia, school starts next week!  Regardless of when school begins in your area — you are going to love this little DIY Apple Card from our Guest today — Amy Robison!  I am so excited to introduce Amy to you!  She is a contributing designer for the Silhouette Design Store — and even more important — a presenter at our All Things Silhouette Conference in November!  (She is also the mom of three little ones!)  If you are attending, you will certainly want to check out Amy’s class on creating everything for parties on your Silhouette!  She has a fun party plan lined up for everyone who attends her class!

So often I hear from you that you purchase designs from the Silhouette store – -but can’t figure out what to do with them – -or how they go together!  Amy does a great job in explaining!  Enjoy this tutorial & head on over to the Silhouette Design Store to purchase these designs while they are currently on sale!   Not to mention, you can subscribe to the store at a discount right now!  This little apple card is perfect to send with a back to school gift for the teacher, or even put in a gift card any time of the year!  Thanks for sharing with us, Amy!

And, just in case you missed it – -I am holding a Savannah Silhouette Retreat in Savannah, GA – Jan. 2016!  We are limited to 34 spaces and registrations are already coming in!  If you are interested, click above & don’t delay — this one will fill up fast!  Until next time, Terri
apple gift bag diy

Hi! I am so excited to be with you today sharing a simple and easy back to school card. This would be great for a teachers gift, or a little note of encouragement for your little ones first day back to school.

apple library card


Marker or pen
apple card suppliesStep 1: Fold along all the edges to form creases on the folds.

Step 2: Put adhesive on the insides of the flaps.

Step 3. Fold flaps over to the back of the envelope and press firmly. You can adhere the flaps to the inside of the envelope if you don’t want them to be visible, but this is the way library cards are put together, so I kept it more traditional.

apple library card tutorial

Step 4: Cut a piece of washi tape twice the length you want the stem to be. Using the washi tape, attach the leaf to the front of the card.

Step 5: Fold the washi tape in half sealing it along the back to secure leaf.

Step 6: If you want to attach the card to a gift, you can use a clothespin for the stem. Glue the leaf to the clothespin stem. Cut a piece of washi tape the length of the clothespin and stick it to the top.

apple clothes pin close up
apple lined card

For the inside card, I used my Silhouette pens to draw some ruled lines on a piece of white cardstock and then cut around it. I wanted it to be heavier than a piece of lined paper in a notebook. I used an old blue pen to give it that imperfect color across the lines. That’s how my packs of paper usually come, so I really liked the effect. The print and cut library card insert that comes with the die cut would be really cute with it too!

apple card gift

To finish off the look, I attached the card to a solid black gift bag with some dotted tissue paper from one of my Felicity Jane kits. It’s as simple as that.

Thanks for having me today, and for those of you that will be at the All Things Silhouette Conference, come find me and introduce yourself. I can’t wait to meet you!





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