Teacher Gifts & Thank You Cards!

School is almost out for the summer in many districts. Many students will be giving their teachers a little gift to thank them for their successful school term. Parents also show their appreciation to their childrens’ teachers for guiding them through another step in their education.

When teachers receive these special gifts and cards of appreciation, many of them will send a thank you card after school is out. Several teachers spend their own money for their classroom activities. Why not give them a few thank you cards they can use to send to their students and parents. I know they will appreciate them.

thank you cards for teachers, teacher gifts, thank you cards, educators

Let’s thank the wonderful teachers and let them know how much we appreciate their extra efforts in the classroom. Whether you make your own thank you cards (which I think children should do) or you buy a card to give, sending a thank you card will be appreciated!

Enjoy your day and thank you for visiting!

~ Vickie

Repurpose this for Packaging!

Hello Readers!

When I have to change the tape roll in my adhesive tape dispenser, the used roll of the backing went into the trash a few times. Then, one day I realized it could still be useful!

Here’s a way to repurpose the backing of the adhesive tape runners that many people use in the crafting world.

repurpose craft supplies, used backing of adhesive tape dispensers

You can use this tape backing as packing material when you send a package in the mail, or use it to cushion items you store in your home.

Just another way to repurpose something that is used, but still has another life left in it!

Enjoy your creative day and thank you for visiting!

~~ Vickie

Congratulations 2016 Graduates!

Yes, it is about that time of year again! Some college students may graduate in December or other months, but the majority of graduates get to celebrate and toss their graduation caps in May and June!

I wanted to share a couple of graduation cards I created. Most graduates receive a gift card or cash with the cards they receive. I created this tri-fold graduation card that includes a pocket inside to insert a monetary gift. There is also room inside to include a special message for the graduate.

Graduation card created by HorseMark Cards with pocket for gift card or cash, tri-fold card, girl with graduation cap and gown

This traditional wise owl card is appropriate for any graduate. It can also be created in any color to match their schools.

graduation card created by HorseMark Cards with owl holding scroll and graduation printed papers

A rolled scroll accents this graduation card that I created using printed papers and a popped up “Congratulations” message.

graduation card created by HorseMark Cards with scroll and parchment announcement

My favorite cards to create for this special occasion are made from the commencement announcements. You can see an example of a custom card I created from this high school graduation announcement here. If you receive an announcement and would like me to create a memorable keepsake card from it for the graduate, simply email me at horsemarkcards@gmail.com

Graduation card created by HorseMark Cards from this high school graduation announcement

I would love to create a card for the graduate in your life! Send me an email with your request and I will design a wonderful card for you to give to the happy graduate!

Congratulations to all the 2016 graduates and their families and supporters who helped them with their achievements!

Thank you for stopping by for a visit, I always appreciate your comments too! Enjoy your creative day!

~~ Vickie

Happy Mother’s Day!

Today is a special day set aside to honor and pay special attention to Mothers! If you are a mother-to-be or a mom to special people in your lives, this is also a day to say ‘thank you’ for all that you do. Today is also a day to remember the moms that are no longer with us. My mom has been gone for almost six years now, but keeping good memories of her will always be with me. I am fortunate to be celebrating this Mother’s Day with my husband and our two sons. I hope you will also be able to spend time with your children, both young and old.

Mother's Day card created by HorseMark Cards with glittered flowers and butterflies

Happy Mother’s Day!

~ Vickie