6.9.11

Teachers Day Card- Recycled Thermocol Swinging Card

Thermocol Craft Card
Teachers Day is celebrated on different days in different parts of the world and in India it is celebrated on Sept 5th. Sharing a Swinging Quilled Teachers Day card with some unusual recycling .
These are the materials I used to make this card- a thermocol tray [our supermarket fruits come in these dainty thermocol trays and I always save them !], a used paper bag and medication pamphlets.
Thermocol craft
Thermocol is a fantastic material to carve- all you need is a sharp craft knife and imagination!. I cut the flower vases free hand-- any mistakes are easily correctable by knife carving. Thermocol easily sticks to paper using standard white glue and its so light weight you have a fantastic card embellishment without adding to the weight of your thermocol craft card.
Thermocol Craft Card
The flower stems have been cut from the dark green medication pamphlet-- as doctors we get tons of these and instead of throwing them away I save the thin ones for quilling and the thick ones for use in school projects and card making.
Thermocol Craft Card
Here is the closeup of the quilled flower stuck on the white side of a medication pamphlet.The quilled flower is on the central swinging panel of our teacher's day card
Quilled Flower
I punched out the butterflies from medication pamphlet again-- many of these pamphlets have such a lovely glossy white finish it looks good when recycled in cards.
Thermocol Craft Card
The other side of the swinging card has again lots of recycling  using paper from the paper bag and medication pamphlets
Recycled Paper Card
Here is the patterned paper I cut out from the paper bag. I had used this paper earlier in my spinning card too.  
Recycled Card
This cute 3 D decoupage bear is on the central swinging panel of the card.

3 D decoupage Card
I love to make this type of swinging card- its fun to decorate and stands on its own so prettily. I hope you liked my thermocol recycling- so next time you get a thermocol plate or tray dont throw it away there are lots of stuff you can make with them. Here is tutorial to make thermocol flowers.
Here are more Teacher's day cards
Sharing links to Card Tutorials to make that special teacher's day card
How about a special Teachers Day Gift

77 comments:

  1. Very nice, a super cute card for wishing teachers :)
    Thanks for sharing this cute post !!
    Love ~

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  2. love this card idea!!!!
    kisses from Brazil
    Rosana

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  3. Great job!
    I love the colors!

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  4. A fantastic card for teachers day .
    that 3d bear is soo cute .great idea of recycling .

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  5. Много хубава картичка!Хареса ми идеята за материал от който си направила вазата!Поздравления!

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  6. Both sides decorated! What a great card!

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  7. Such good use of so many varied materials doc!! Like always, u did a great job! I really like ur innovative ideas and techniques :)

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  8. Beautiful card! Love the colors.

    Kelly
    http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

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  9. loved your recycling idea and the card is just superb, how did u make the 3d bear?? it looks very good.

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  10. Doc.. Another stunner from u... please do something which does not dazzle me... :D... Thanks so much for playing along with crafyJC again...

    Hugs,
    Khush

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  11. Beautiful DR Sonia.....Love all the recycling ideas. Its amazing what can be used for craft!

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  12. very bright n cheerful card !!

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  13. очень красивые цветочки!и вся открытка очень красочная!

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  14. This is such a wonderful creative project, love your recycling! Thank you for playing along with the Cherrful Stamp Pad.

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  15. Hussena the 3 D decoupage bear is time consuming to make- the images are printed and then cut out and then layered on top of each other using double sided foam tape.

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  16. Great style and fold of card! Love the bright and cheerful theme! :)Amy

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  17. Oh my goodness, this is beyond beautiful! I love all the recycling...I recently paper-pieced a card using magazine pages. It was so fun! I'm going to have to try your ideas. Happy Teachers Day...to you!

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  18. Oh wow Sonia! This is an awesome creation! I love the clever way you upcycle! Really love the dimension without the bulk! :)

    Thanks for playing along with my guest Lynn's recycling challenge! :)

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  19. Hi Sonia,WOW BEAUTIFUL job with your card!It is soo FANTASTIC,I LOVE all the great details and colors,AMAZING job my friend!Just got back from my holiday,trying to get caught up with my comments. :)

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  20. this is such a stunning example of recycling at its best! love your use of the med. pamplets, paper bags, and thermo. trays, doc sonia!

    and then, there's the quilling and cute paper toiled bear--love it all:) thanks for play!

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  21. Really awsome, love the idea of recycled, very creative!!!!
    Paula

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  22. Wow such a beautiful card!!!

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  23. I have never seen this kind of card before.. you are so creative...

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  24. every time i come here and I am stunned to see a brilliant project. What a fabby way to recycle! and awesome result!

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  25. awesome!!! I wonder how you make stunning cards and have the patience to show everything step by step in photographs!!kudos to you!

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  26. What a great idea to use the left over styrofoam on a card. Your daughter's teacher must love always seeing these amazing things you come up with!

    -rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  27. Lovely card and a great idea for recycling. TFS
    Judie

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  28. Great card, Dr Sonia! Thanks for playing with us at *The cheerful stamp pad*. Valerie

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  29. what a brilliant idea fantastic work
    anandhirajan
    www.anandhirajansartsncrafts.blogspot.com

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  30. mind blowing! the butterflies are very cute. Liked the wish shown as hanging on a line. It gives a special touch to the card. very lovely card for someone special on their special day. :-)

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  31. Hey nice project...and regarding my ribbon flower..i have used orange ric rac ribbon..i hv just rolled it.

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  32. Thank You dear friends for the encouraging and kind words on my swinging card.

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  33. Świetne pomysły.Ja 2 lata temu prowadziłam zajęcia z dziećmi i również szukałam różnych materiałów i pomysł z tacką jest rewelacyjny.Bardzo mi się podoba.Pozdrawiam.

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  34. What a cute card. The flowers are just amamzing, That little bear is so adorable too. Great job with the card style too.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol

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  35. Dr Sonia, you and your daughter are so crafty and resourceful. Where I live we cannot recycle those things and you have just given us all a way to recycle them ourselves. I bet we can use markers on them as well. May have to try that. NancyD

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  36. WOW! that is beautiful
    Greetings Baukje

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  37. very creative...flowers are just awesome and bear too..

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  38. Wonderful recycled items. I especially like the glossy butterflies & beads on the butterflies. The trays we get here mostly are yellow in color and are what meat is on so I'll have to see if they can be washed clean to be reused.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  39. Just beautiful and so creative! I love visiting your blog, you are always full of surprises and you make me say "How does she do all that??" haha TFS!

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  40. This is just fantastic, Sonia!! I never would have guess what you made that card out of. How creative!!!
    It is just wonderful!!

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  41. what a cute teacher's card. Love the recycling too.

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  42. Oh my gosh, this is so AMAZING! All of your details are always so stunning and creative! I love the use of the recycled material! The flowers are so pretty and I love the adorable bear! The colors are gorgeous! What a fabulous card! :D

    Lisa
    http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  43. Nice as ever! I like those butterflies the most! do you use any special puncher! my DD gifted her teacher's self-made Bookmarks!

    Readers of Cards and school projects Please join me in Month Long Celebration of SKirts @ Sew Skirt September

    Thanks
    Adithi's Amma from Adithi's Amma Sews

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  44. Amazing details on this! Great design!

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  45. Beautiful swinging card, I love the bright colors and the pot of flowers. You are awesome. Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

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  46. What a totally delightful card Sonia!! I do love the colors and you did one fab job recycling and cutting out all the embellies :)

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  47. super ,fantastic,looking gorgeous.

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  48. Fabbie card!.. Love the recycling! :D

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  49. Totally loved this idea.. Will surely share it with my little one tonight.. as she was making a teachers day card yesterday :-)

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  50. wow fab recycling and so much hardwork .hats off Dr

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  51. pretty work sonia...love the way u used the thermocol...

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  52. Очень красиво получилась! потрясающая работа!!!

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  53. Thank You so much for the wonderful encouraging comments on this teachers day recycled card

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  54. Hi there, what a wonderful use of recycled items made into a great card. Thanks so much for the lovely comment on my blog, it is appreciated. Sarah

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  55. Love the colors in this! The bear is just adorable!!

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  56. From Sonia to Sonia
    My friend I always have some empty foam tray to do something, thanks for sharing the idea... look so cool. Great creation!.. love you creations.
    -Sony

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  57. WOW!! you amaze me every time with your wonderful creations!! Love the popscicle projects!! Thank you for sharing them with all of us!!!
    Hugs

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  58. Dr. Sonia, what a great way to embellish your swinging card with the tray for the vase and the 3D bear is just so cute. Plus, the quilled flowers are gorgeous. Super card for the teacher.

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  59. congratulations............love the colours and you are so innovative

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  60. Sonia - you are way too creative!! Amazing stuff there!! Loved the colours and the layout.. well, loved everything abt it! :))

    Thanks a lot for playing along at CraftyJC Challenge

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  61. Beautiful card! So filled with colour!

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  62. OMG this is lovely, love the way u've recycled everyday stuff. Thanks for joining us at craftyJC

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  63. Wow Doc!! You are on a roll!! great idea!! loved all the pics!


    Cheers!!
    Karuna
    www.craftingqueen.in

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  64. This is gorgeous I love the orange and all the elements that you added.
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  65. I so love your recycling materials. That styrofoam embossed container is so wonderful for the vase. That will count towards a second entry for you in our ANIMAL challenge. Thanks for joining us at Unstampabelles. :-)

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  66. this is just amazing - lots of work went into this card. I like the quilled flower very much. Thanks for joining in UnstampaBelles Challenge this month.

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  67. amazing idea loved imensly

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  68. Congrats sonia.

    http://adhiraacreations.blogspot.in

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  69. so nice and cute cards.

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  70. Your teachers flip card if fabulous Sonia..Loz

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  71. Lovely cards. Loved each one !

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  72. Color combination of your card looks beautiful.

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