Hello! I'm so excited to share some special projects with you today. Some of our biggest blessings have been our childrens' school teachers. They have been amazing! Every year my gratitude deepens for these incredible men and women. I had lots of thank yous to make, and here is a sampling of them. I cut and glued at least 100 crayons, probably more, but it was worth it. Get ready for a long post, but it is full of oodles of pictures, so hopefully you'll enjoy it. (And if you are wondering, my favorite project is last.)
I have been eyeing Concord & 9th's Color Me Happy dies for quite some time now, and when I contemplated Teacher Appreciation gifts this year I knew they would be perfect.
My first card was very basic and the quickest to put together. I used primary colors, just like you would pull out of a standard crayon box. I adhered all the crayons to a smaller square, tied a bow around them, and popped the whole panel up for a little dimension.
For my second card, I used the same idea, but made it a tad more playful.
Okay, you get a story for my final and favorite project. One teacher in particular this year holds an extra special place in our hearts. My littlest isn't old enough for school yet, but she came every day with me to pick up the other kids from school. One particular teacher greeted us every single day, sometimes litterally running over to our car to say hello. My littlest calls her "my friend". She is the only person she calls "my friend" and it is a term of true endearment. This teacher is full of sunshine and love and truly brightened our days. She is moving this summer several hours away, and we all cried when we said goodbye. We wanted to make an extra special gift for her to take to her new classroom.
This piece is 5x7 in size (well, just a teeny bit less than 7" wide) and 14 crayons fit perfectly across it. I used 28 colors of cardstock....30 if you count black and white....from Concord & 9th, Papertrey Ink, and a one from Hobby Lobby.
One last shot of them all together...