Kid-Friendly Craft: Simple Stitched Cards with Bronwyn from Queen B Creative Me {guest post}

Hello everyone.  My name is Bronwyn and I blog over at Queen B Creative Me.
I am so excited to be sharing a project here at Twelve O Eight.

The school year just ended here in my part of Ontario, Canada and I’d love to show you 
what the kids and I put together as thank-you gifts for their teachers.

A teacher myself, I ADORE receiving handmade cards from kids (and moms!) So, my daughter 

and I set out to make some Simple Stitched Cards for each of the kids’ teachers.

We started with some card stock cards – these measured 4″x6″.
I let my daughter pick a few pages of pretty scrapbook paper.  
Construction or wrapping paper would work for this, too.
After cutting a template out of thicker cardboard, my daughter traced and cut out a 
heart-shape from the patterned paper.

To make the stitching easier, I used a thick needle to pop holes around the edge 
of the hearts.  Remember to do this on top of a piece of foam, or even a folded towel, 
so that you don’t poke holes into your table!

My daughter used a slightly dull embroidery needle to stitch in and out of the holes 
with 6 strands of embroidery floss.  Thin yarn would work for this as well.  

It took her less than 5 minutes to do each heart.
“Look Mommy! I am sewing!!
After sticking the thread ends to the back of the heart with some tape, 
we glued each heart to a card, slightly left of center.
This gave us room to stamp the sentiment.  If you have pretty hand-writing, 
you could print your own text.  
My daughter and I were so pleased with how the cards turned out. 
The teachers who received them were full of compliments, too.  

Now what did we give the teachers as their actual gifts?
I’ll admit, I did not come up with this by myself.  Unfortunately, the Pinterest link I 
have seems to be broken so I cannot send you to the originator of this idea.  

But here is the general idea:
We packaged up matching paper plates, paper cups, napkins and plastic cutlery 
for each teacher. I then created this label on PicMonkey:

I am pleased to say that the teachers ADORED their gifts.  Who can blame them?
They can have guests for a BBQ and then toss the dishes into the compost bin 
when they are done!

That’s my kind of gift, too!

Please come and visit me at 

I’d love to have you!!
Bronwyn thank you so much for sharing such
a fun and thoughtful gift with us!
A bundle of these would be great for a
friend who is moving or a mom to be.

Make sure you check out Queen B Creative Me
for tons of crafty goodness and inspiration!!!

     

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Comments

  1. Such a cute idea, Tanya.

  2. Adorable cards and a cute idea for a teacher gift too! Great job Bronwyn!

  3. super cute idea. heading on over

  4. Makes we wish I had small kids to make teacher gifts for, how amazingly adorable. Maybe I should make some of these to sell for Mom's that don't have time. would be fun to make. Great project kiddo.

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