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Teaching Award Ribbon Card

Reward your child's teacher for all of their hard work! The Teaching Award Ribbon Card is a beautiful handmade thank you card. End of year teacher gifts are always more special when they are accompanied by a handmade card. The apple in the center of the ribbon is the perfect way to announce that this card truly is a congratulatory gift for a teacher. Use your favorite paper patterns and punches to make a lovely embellishment that will certainly be appreciated.

Teaching Award Ribbon Card


  • Striped Cardstock
  • Apron Lace Border Punch
  • Scoring Blade
  • Adhesive
  • Hot Glue
  • Circle Punch
  • Ultra ShapeXpress and Heart Template
  • Green Cardstock
  • Red Cardstock
  • Pinback
  • Corner Rounder
  • Eyelet Setter

Teaching Award Ribbon Card

Teaching Award Ribbon Card


  1. Cut strip of striped cardstock approximately half the diameter of desired rosette.
  2. Run Apron Lace border punch down one side.
  3. Using scoring blade in rotary trimmer, score between each scallop along strip and accordion fold.
  4. Adhere ends together in a continuous circle and press down at center to hot glue secured onto a circle punch.
  5. Cut a heart from red cardstock using Ultra ShapeXpress and heart template. Trim off bottom of heart to resemble an apple.
  6. Punch a small green circle and feed back through punch partially to create leaf. Hand-cut simple stem and assemble apple at center.
  7. Cut two strips of patterned paper and adhere to back to form ribbons.
  8. Adhere (or use self-adhesive like I did) pinback to back of award ribbon.
  9. Fold white cardstock in half to create card base. Round edges with corner punch.
  10. Mark the two closures of pinback onto card front with pencil and punch out with largest eyelet setter on protected surface.
  11. Open pinback and insert into created holes and close to secure.


If you love this handmade card, then you will love the other card making ideas for teachers and other teacher appreciation gifts found in our collection, Teacher Gift Ideas: 20 DIY Teacher Gifts from Parents or Kids.

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