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Apple-Shaped Stamped Cards for Back to School

Today I stamped up these fun apple-shaped stamped cards. They are perfect for a back to school gift for teacher, especially with one of these free back to school printables.

Apple sponge stamped card

Apple Sponge Stamped Cards

Thanks to the folks at Martha Stewart and Plaid, who’ve teamed up to create a power pack of decorative paint and supplies, I received a fun box full of supplies. Right away I headed for these circle sponge stamps, endless possibilities with these sponges, I’m sure you’ll be seeing more crafts from these.


  • circle sponge brush, straight paint brush
  • red, brown and green craft paint
  • card stock paper
  • plate
  • optional: cellophane bag, ribbon, tag
Apple Stamp Supplies

1. Cut your paper in half for 2 folded cards. You can cut it horizontally or vertically, right in half. Then fold them over and press to crease.

Apple Stamped Cards

2. Add red paint to a plate and press your circle sponge into the paint. Press the painted sponge onto your card. I placed my red circle in the bottom corner to give it a decorative look. And the sponge creates bubbles on the paper, which I think gives it a fun texture.

Apple Stamping with Circle Sponges

3. With a small paint brush, add a brown stem and a green leaf of paint. Then you’ll need to let these stamped cards dry completely.

Stamping Apple Shaped Cards with Paint

4. Create 5-6 cards per teacher, adding in envelopes as well.

Martha Stewart Plaid painted cards

5. Download and print out the free back to school printable tag to attach to the gift.

Back to School Tags for Teacher

6. Place your cards into a cellophane bag, wrap with ribbon and attach the gift tag.

Back to School Gift for Teacher

Now it’s ready for the first day of school, or really any time of the year!

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  1. I LOVE this! So simple and cute! My oldest loved using the little circle sponges for our Martha Stewart paints project and I bet the kids would LOVE doing this project too! :) Great idea!

  2. I REALLY like these Marie! The packaging is PERFECTION! And those simple apples are amazing. I am totally diggin’ those bubbles. What teacher wouldn’t love those. And you could totally switch to orange and do pumpkins for the fall holidays too. Thanks for this great idea!

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